This searching within, Unamuno has undertaken with a sincerity, a fearlessness which cannot be excelled.
It was Unamuno himself who once said that the Basque is the alkaloid of the Spaniard.
Yet, for all his disregard of the modern resources which it adds to the poetic craft, Unamuno loses none of his modernity.
And it is on a religious basis that Unamuno founds his individualism.
Unamuno is therefore not unlike Wordsworth in the insufficiency of his sense of form.
The feeling of the awareness of one's own personality has seldom been more forcibly expressed than by Unamuno.
Unamuno is our Dostoievsky, but painfully aware of the strength of the other side within him, and full of misgivings.
Unamuno, as a creator, has none of the failings of those artists who have never felt deeply.
Like him, Unamuno is an essentially purposeful and utilitarian mind.
The predominance of the masculine element—strength without grace—is as typical of Unamuno as it is of Wordsworth.