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In one case a plan to commit a murder is revealed, in the other only a preparation for an act of revenge – if needed. If that is true, it will have to be on the mientraas of his other books, because this particular collection of short stories does not really stack up. An Epigram of Fealty —the manager of a used book store confronts a mendicant outside the shop who claims to be John Gawsworth, Juan I of Redonda, the previous owner of one of the valuable volumes on display in the window.

I look forward to reading more of his work. Strong for the most part, the story concludes with an ending low on satisfaction as it loses momentum and direction.

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If you like stories with endings in which the endings aren’t necessarily on the paper you’ll enjoy these. It might be the wrong place to start with Marias, given that it’s stories, and I think he’s better known for his novels.


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Don’t have a Kindle? The others feature rather too many doppelgangers and ghosts for my taste and, I assume, for the taste of anyone who made it out of the eighties In which I learn, definitively, that Marias is a novelist, one of the best alive, and can’t write short stories to save his life. Share your thoughts with other customers.

One of the author’s more recent novels is on my to-read list. Tra le 3 e le 4 stellette. 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.

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Published November 29th by New Directions first published 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.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? A Kind of Nostalgia Perhaps —a young woman grows old reading to an elderly widow and a ghost while fulfilling a prediction made by the widow.

Finding his doppelganger has done the same, what ensues is a tit-for-tat series of changes. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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These short stories, on the other hand, are generally crisp and thoughtful, centering on universal themes of love, obsession, magic, and the blurring of the lines between the daylight world and the twilight of mind and soul.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The title story is excellent; the very nice, well worked out conceit man films his out-of-his-league girlfriend constantly, the narrator tries to work out why lets Marias use the same tricks and skills he uses in his novels. Orthofer1 May Gualta —when a man meets his physical and behavioral doppelganger, he does everything he can think of to distance himself from his own biography. Am I being nit-picky?

Mientras ellas duermen: : Javier Marías: Books

I came to this author looking for works translated by Margaret Jull Costa whose translations always seem to read smoothly to me. I feel like I’d heard a lot about Marias, but ellaas I got to the library, this was the only title that seemed familiar.

Jun 23, Justin Evans rated it liked it Shelves: While the Women are Sleeping – US.

The stories are of some interest, and it’s a decent collection to dip into, but most readers can safely stick to the novels.