Miguel de Unamuno, Mi religión (Note! The text is very difficult, do not give up too easily!)
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Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) is one of the most important and influencial Spanish intelectuals of the 20th century. He was born in Bilboa, that means he is a Baque. He studied in Madrid and concludes his study with a doctoral thesis about Basques (Crítica del problema sobre el origen y prehistoria de la raza vasca). After a short stay in his hometowm Bilbao and his wedding, he becomes a professor for Greek and Spanish at the University of Salamanca in 1891. From 1901 to 1914 and from 1934 until his death in 1936 he was decan of this university. In 1914 he loses his position, because of a statement in favour of the allies. Six years later he was exiled to Fuerteventura because of critical statements about Alfons XIII. In 1931 the political situation has changed. Spain is republic. Unamuno, after a short stay in Paris, returns to Salamanca, where he becomes again decan of the university.
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