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While the Women Are Sleeping
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Early stories and minor tales, mieentras but sophisticated, some Borgesian plots about doubles, rare books, mistaken identities, and benign ghosts. This book was a ellas 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. A writer’s been around for a while, re-releases a bunch of stuff, it takes minimal effort, and generates some interest.
While the Women Are Sleeping by Javier Marías
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Refresh and try again. In one case a plan to commit a murder is revealed, in the other only a preparation for an act of revenge – if needed.
As his wife sleeps, he stands on the balcony of their hotel room waiting for sleep to find him. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. He de confesar que me ha parecido un libro bastante flojo. Visit our Help Pages. For me, although I have just begun to read the works of Javier Marias, he is an author that occupies ground between Marquez and Keret, yet seems to have a voice uniquely his own. If you can’t even get this most basic fact straight then what other errors have you made?
Product details Paperback Publisher: I’ll try Marias again, a novel next time. Suppose someone twisted their back at work.
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I’d say he’s closer to Borges than Marquez, the way he often passes something off as being scholarship or a recovered text, the way he has a certain Anglophilia, two traits I don’t associate with Marquez. Gotta love those rolling, uncoiling sentences What the Butler Said —the narrator spends a half hour trapped in an elevator with a talkative butler who dabbles in black magic.
That may not be a fair comparison. He wrote these over several decades. From ghosts to lookalikes, Marias had me wanting more and in the end I was truly disappointed to reach the end of the collection.
Sure, it hurt but it was the end of the day. His narrators are usually male and experiencing some kind of identity crisis. It’s a collection of short stories spanning over 30 years of writing. Props to the Botero looking image on the cover. Unlimited One-Day Delivery mientrax more.
Doppelgangers and unquiet ghosts abound; they are present even in what mariaas writer informs us was his very first short story They say that Javier Marias is going to win the Nobel Prize one of these days.
The narrator and his wife have been watching a couple at the beach while on vacation.