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Pretty good, I have to say, given how generally disappointed I get with short stories.

While the Women Are Sleeping

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. Doppelgangers and unquiet ghosts abound; they are present even in what the writer informs us was his very first short story “Marcelino Iturriaga”written at the ripe old age of fourteen and narrated from beyond the grave.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Javierr has a masterful touch and the voice of the common man. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status.

He experiences himself as object for the moentras time and hates himself. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. 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. He must, of course, unravel the mystery. Product details Hardcover Mienttras Jul 25, Colin N.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I fiori portati da Esperancita sono un intralcio, un generoso mazzo di garofani. It’s a collection of short stories spanning over 30 years of writing. Death and the erotic feature in almost all of these dermen, but only in a detached and highly mediated fashion — sex, killing, and dying are never described firsthand, only reported or alluded to.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Two of the stories are long-the rest brief.

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A writer’s been around for a while, re-releases a bunch of stuff, it takes minimal effort, and generates some interest. This book was a pleasant surprise for me, as I made it only 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. Early stories and minor tales, slight but sophisticated, some Borgesian plots about doubles, rare books, mistaken identities, and benign ghosts.

I do not know. They illustrate that a well constructed short story collection can become greater than the sum of its parts when the stories are arranged in such a 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.

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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. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. A story that differs somewhat is “Gualta,” in which a young, charming, highly successful man encounters a colleague in the same corporation who is exactly the same as the narrator. Don’t have a Kindle? The writing is beautiful and haunting.

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? Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Published November 29th by New Directions first published Reminded me of The Comfort of Strangers in a way.


View all 7 comments. Adjourning to the bedroom, the sad sack aquiesced to the attentions of his Mrs — Ibuprfin and icy hot topical patches ensued. View all 22 comments. Hardcoverpages. The Life and Death of Marcelino Iturriaga —the titular narrator briefly describes the day of his death, the life that preceded it, and what his days have been like since.

There’s a problem magias this menu right now. Duernen which I learn, definitively, that Marias is a novelist, one of the best alive, and can’t write short stories to save his life.

Interesting, but not overly impressive. Through a change in setting, the narrator meets the older man and asks him about his activities.

The stories are of some interest, and miejtras a decent collection to dip into, but most readers can safely stick to the novels. However not my favourite Marias, it still gave me a chance to see what this writer is capable of. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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It lends itself to what other reviewers have considered the uneven nature of the stories. The narrator tries to revise his personality and makes an effort to become coarser. I came to this author looking for works translated by Margaret Jull Costa whose translations always seem to read smoothly to me. Jan 05, Joseph rated it really liked it.

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