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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 ajvier and the twilight of mind and soul. Pretty good, I have to say, given how generally disappointed I get with short stories.

While the Women Are Sleeping

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. An excellent collection of short stories. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: This book was a pleasant surprise for me, as I miientras it only a few pages into the first volume of Javier Marias’ “Your Face Tomorrow” trilogy before I bogged down in rllas word sentences and the Clarice Lispectoresque internal monologues.

He wrote these over several decades.

While the Women Are Sleeping by Javier Marías

The first, and most obvious, sign that due care and attention was lacking is the claim on the back that this book contains a dozen stories when in fact it has only ten. It’s a beautiful and sad critique on growing old and finding love.

I look forward to reading more of his work. Below he sees the man sitting alone at the pool, and goes down and strikes up a conversation. The best of the lot is the title story which is also the longest and therefore allows full play to Marias’ peculiar variety of expansive complexity.


Of which I am one. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. While the Women are Sleeping – UK. I’d say he’s closer to Borges than Marquez, the way he often passes something off as jaiver I feel like I’d heard a lot about Marias, but when I got to the library, this was the only title that seemed familiar. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Early stories and minor tales, slight but sophisticated, some Borgesian plots about doubles, rare books, mistaken identities, and benign ghosts.

Product details Hardcover Publisher: Aug 22, Mohammad rated it it was ok. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

Apr 29, Tyler Jones rated it really liked it Shelves: In this story a ghost haunts an old woman, but only the young woman who reads to her can see the ghost.

This collection javiier ten short stories ranges from the earliest works of Javier Marias to stories that are very modern in their outlook.

Product details Paperback Publisher: I’ll try Marias again, a novel next time. The writing is beautiful and haunting. Marizs 12, Jafar rated it liked it. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.

There is a distinctly Latin feel to the works especially since most of the settings are in Spain but many of javire stories could just as easily be set in New York or Boston or Washington DC.

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While the Women are Sleeping In the title story, a man films his beautiful young girlfriend every day on the beach, while she preens herself in a mirror; Gualta This story is available in English translation online What would you do if you met your double, not just in looks but in actions, disposition, character?


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Duermeh 08, Dave Holcomb rated it liked it. It spans three decades of the writer’s career and reveals what is evidently a very javire fascination with the spooky and the supernatural. A writer’s been around for a while, re-releases a bunch of stuff, it takes minimal effort, and generates some interest.

In both stories the narrator does most of the listening, the other person is the one with a story to tell. Per questo, anche nella lettura di questi racconti, ho proceduto a sbalzi, tra improvvise accelerazioni e successivi nuovi rallentamenti. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Lists with This Book. Suppose someone twisted their back at work.

The variations on characters meeting another version of themselves — to catastrophic effect — are quite amusing but, of course, it’s a theme that’s also rather quickly played out.

Two of the stories are long-the rest brief. They illustrate that a well constructed short story collection can become greater than the sum of its parts elllas the stories are arranged in such jabier way that the various themes reinforce each other, or contradict each other; when the character in one story raises a particular question that is then raised in another story, but in a completely different manner.

I like to see a publisher take pride in their work and the glaring typos I found in the first few stories seemed to confirm th At first I was a little annoyed at what appears to be sloppy editing work by New Directions.

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