A NovelBook - 2017
"The novel's central character, Augusto, is a pampered, aimless young man who falls in love with Eugenia, a woman he randomly spots on the street. Augusto's absurd infatuation offers an irresistible target for the philosophical ruminations of Unamuno's characters, including Eugenia's guardian aunt and 'theoretical anarchist' uncle, Augusto's comical servants, and his best friend, Victor, an aspiring writer who introduces him to a new, groundbreaking type of fiction. In a desperate moment, Augusto consults his creator about his fate, arguing with Unamuno about what it means to be 'real.' Even Augusto's dog, Orfeo, offers his canine point of view, reflecting on the meaning of life and delivering his master's funeral oration. Fog is a comedy, a tragic love story, a work of metafiction, and a novel of ideas."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2017
Characteristics: ix, 178 pages ; 20 cm