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He de confesar que me ha parecido un libro bastante flojo. However not my favourite Marias, it still gave me a chance to duerjen what this writer is capable of. But it’s been a long time since I read a good ghost story and there’s a great one in this collection that I adored. Several deal with death, ghosts and and dark magic.

He experiences himself as object for the first time and hates himself. Amrias to Read Currently Reading Read. Cracking the cover of this garish hardcover, escape and relief were foremost on the menu. Two of the stories are long-the rest brief. The main character, Derek Lilburn, has recently moved to Spain to take a teaching position in, as he later learns, a school that houses a mysterious ghost.

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While the Women are Sleeping – US. My favorite was the story about a man who meets another man who duerme just like him in every respect, and he despises him so much that he decides to change himself; and the other man is doing the same too. Share your thoughts with other customers.


Entertaining gothic stories interspersed here and there with typical interesting Mariasian thoughts on language and identity. Hardcoverpages.

I’d say he’s closer to Borges than Marquez, the way he often passes something off as being scholarship or a recovered text, the miwntras he has a certain Anglophilia, two traits I don’t associate with Marquez. Though the other stories may not hit all the points to be classified as great navier stories, they are full of creativity and worth reading. It’s a collection of maris stories spanning over 30 years of writing.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Early stories and minor tales, slight but sophisticated, some Borgesian plots about doubles, rare books, mistaken identities, and benign ghosts.

My favorite was the story about a man who meets another man who looks just like him in every respect, and he despises him so much that he decides to change himself; and the other man is doing th I was curious to see how a writer who can spend 50 pages on describing something that takes only five minutes does short stories. This book was a pleasant surprise for me, as I made it ella a few pages into the first volume of Javier Marias’ “Your Face Tomorrow” trilogy before I bogged down in the word sentences and the Clarice Lispectoresque internal monologues.


The point is, the other stories are obviously squibs, and only for Marias completists. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The stories were good, kind of discursive in ways that made me think I knew Spanish, or at least contemporary Spanish lit better, to know if this was something distinct about him or merely part of a tradition I, in the lean world of MFA workshops, I’m uneasy adopting.

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This collection of ten short stories ranges from the earliest works of Javier Marias to stories that are very modern in their outlook. While the Women Are Sleeping —an island vacation reveals the difference between love and adoration; immobilization by prescience; a variation on a Lolita -esque theme. His mother died javierr Javier was 26 years old.

While the Women Are Sleeping by Javier Marías

The encounter leads him to a realization that he hates himself. Don’t have a Kindle? Open Preview See a Problem? There is alwasy an air of slight and social pugilism at play: