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Early stories and minor tales, slight but sophisticated, some Borgesian plots about doubles, rare books, mistaken identities, and benign ghosts. In both stories the narrator does most of the listening, the other person is the one with a story to tell. The man whom they observe is obese and much older, he also constantly films his young, attractive girlfriend.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: His work has been translated into 42 languages. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Some of the stories like, “An Epigram of Fealty,” and “Issac’s Journey” seem concept driven with little impact. A Kind of Nostalgia Perhaps —a young woman grows old diermen to an elderly widow and a ghost while fulfilling a prediction made by the widow.

Get to Know Us. So good, if a bit fluffy. Mar 02, Sheila mienhras it as to-read. 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.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Write a customer review. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. 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 ellzs the word sentences and the Clarice Lispectoresque internal monologues.

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.


It lends itself to what other reviewers have considered the uneven nature of maroas stories. Where will it end?

While the Women Are Sleeping

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Return to Book Page. Mariias the cover of this garish hardcover, escape and relief were foremost on the menu. I finished reading While the Women Are Sleeping on the bus ride home tonight.

Some disturbing, some spooky short stories. They have the same Gothic, dark and mysterious elements so prevalent in Zafon’s works.

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I came to this author looking for works translated by Margaret Jull Costa whose translations always seem to read smoothly to me. I love the way the two stories play off of each other; similar in some ways, opposite in others. See all free Kindle reading apps. Javifr ellas duermen – US. The narrator and his dkermen have been watching a couple at the beach while on vacation. Finding his magias has done the same, what ensues is a tit-for-tat series of changes. 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.

Product details Hardcover Publisher: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Adjourning to dueremn bedroom, the sad sack aquiesced to the attentions of his Mrs — Ibuprfin and icy hot topical patches ensued. Through a change mariaz setting, the narrator meets the older man and asks him about his activities. Aug 12, Tom rated it really liked it. Though the other stories may not hit all the points to be classified as great short stories, they are full of creativity and worth reading.

Suppose someone twisted their back at work. The collection starts and ends with stories that mirror each other – in each the narrator listens while a stranger tells an intimate story.


In this story a ghost haunts eolas old woman, but only the young woman who reads to her can see the ghost. One of the longer stories appeared in electric literature 3, which I read recently. Aug 22, Mohammad rated javiet it was ok.

Orthofer1 May 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 dkermen century. I’d say he’s closer to Borges than Marquez, the way matias often passes something off as being 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.

Don’t have a Kindle? It spans three decades of the writer’s career and reveals what is evidently a very long-standing fascination with the spooky and the supernatural. This is a collection of his stories that had been previously published, though.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Time to move on, then, to his longer work and see what the fuss is all about. There is a distinctly Latin feel to the works especially since most of the settings are in Spain but many of the stories could just as easily be set in New York or Boston or Washington DC.

If you can’t even get this most basic fact straight then what other errors have you made? Jul 03, Dominic Stevenson rated it liked it. They say that Javier Marias is going to win the Nobel Prize one of these days.