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自分<でも>不思議<なの>だけれど

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でも自分でもとても不思議なのだけれどーーどれだけ叱られ続けても仕事はまったく辛くはなく、むしろ怒られるほど僕はわくわくと嬉しくなるのだ。

Hi. Does the でも in red mean “even (if)”? And what is the function of the なの in green? Can we omit it?
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It is the 'even' でも, yes, not 'but'. 自分でも = "Even I".

なの is an explanatory の, with the usual change to tone if you omit it.

I think it would be stiff and awkward to leave it out here, but still correct grammar and essentially the same meaning.
 
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