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Primo anniversario della sua morte. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Did they simply not fit thematically and stylistically? They say that Javier Marias is going to win the Nobel Prize one of these days. Doppelgangers and unquiet ghosts abound; they are present even in what the maria informs us was his very first short story They say that Javier Marias is going to win the Nobel Prize one of these days.

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Most of the rest are 10 pages or less. He experiences himself as object for the first time and hates himself. While the Women are Sleeping – Canada. He has a masterful touch javisr the voice of the common man. Lists with This Book. Death and the erotic feature in almost all of these stories, but only in a detached and highly mediated fashion dudrmen sex, killing, and dying are never described firsthand, only reported or alluded to.

Whether it’s a difference in translation, culture, or age, the stories don’t read like contemporary fiction, but more like something written in the late 19th or early 20th century.

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Is she ill, the narrator asks? While the Women are Sleeping – US. Parts of his childhood were spent in the United States, where his father taught at various institutions, including Yale University and Wellesley College. Sep 15, jeremy rated it liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Though the other stories may not hit all the points deurmen be classified as great short stories, they are full of creativity and worth reading. If you like stories with endings in which the endings aren’t necessarily on the paper you’ll enjoy these.


Reminded me of The Comfort of Strangers in a way.

However not my favourite Marias, it still gave me a chance to see what this writer is capable of. Get to Know Us.

Mientras ellas duermen – US. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.

I’ll mkentras Marias again, a novel next time. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. While the Women are Sleepin – India. Suppose someone twisted their back at work. If you can’t even get this most basic fact straight then what other errors have you made?

Share your thoughts with other customers. Start reading Mientras ellas duermen Spanish Edition on your Kindle in under a minute. There’s a ghost story in the book that is the best ghost story mmarias I’ve ever read — not that I’ve read many ghost stories. Early stories and minor tales, slight but sophisticated, some Borgesian plots about doubles, rare books, mistaken identities, and benign ghosts.

Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Oct 07, Jonfaith rated it liked it. Below he sees the man sitting alone at the pool, and goes down and strikes up a conversation. Marias is a noted Anglophile and he tends to avoid shock and horror in favour of an elegant and understated style of narration more typical of the English ghost story tradition.

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It was read to the end and merciful sleep arrived.

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In this light, the title of the book assumes a metaphorical significance. Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, I did like the creepiness of the stories, whether it was due to a paranormal element or simply the weirdness of human nature. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. His work has duedmen translated into 42 languages.

We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. If that is true, it will have to be on the strength of his other books, because this particular collection of short stories does not really stack up. Gualta —when a man meets his physical and behavioral doppelganger, he does everything he can think of to distance himself from his own biography.

He de confesar que me ha parecido un libro bastante flojo. My favorite was the story about a man who meets another ellae who looks just like him in every respect, and he despises him so much that he decides to miemtras 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 mientrws.

Mar 02, Sheila marked it as to-read.