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From there a conversation ensues about love, life, and death.

The others feature rather too many doppelgangers and ghosts for my taste and, I assume, for the taste of anyone who made it out of the eighties alive, and it isn’t clear to me if I mean the pomo s, or the Henry Jamesian s. Discomfort was on the rise. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. One of the author’s more recent novels is on my to-read list. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. 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.

While the Women Are Sleeping by Javier Marías

Pretty good, I have to say, given how generally disappointed I get with short stories. The older man replies that he adores the woman, and mienrtas to elals the last days of her life.

An Epigram of Fealty —the manager of a used book store confronts a mendicant outside the shop who claims to be John Gawsworth, Juan I of Redonda, the previous owner of one of the valuable volumes on display in the window. 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.


It’s a collection of short stories spanning over 30 years of writing. Some disturbing, some spooky short stories. I came to this author looking for works translated by Margaret Jull Costa whose translations always seem to read smoothly to me.

The point is, the other stories are obviously squibs, and only for Marias completists. This is a collection of his stories that had been previously published, though. Aug 12, Jafar rated it liked it. No, is the answer.

He de confesar que me ha parecido un libro bastante flojo. Though the other stories madias 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.

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The story recounts an older man’s meticulous, murderous obsession over his much younger lover, masquerading naturally as attentive duermsn devotion. 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.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The story asks the reader to question time. Lists with This Book.

At first I was a little annoyed at what appears to be sloppy editing work by New Directions. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jun 23, Joshunda Sanders rated it liked it. Gotta love those rolling, uncoiling sentences A Kind of Nostalgia Perhaps —a young woman grows old reading to an elderly widow and a ghost while fulfilling a prediction made by the widow.


His work has been translated into 42 languages. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Orthofer1 May Return to Book Page. I diermen when I read a fellow GoodReader’s review that said the collection would have been stronger if two stories had been omitted. Be the first to ask a question about While the Women Are Sleeping.

These short stories, on the other hand, are generally crisp and thoughtful, centering on universal udermen of love, obsession, magic, and the blurring of the lines between the daylight world and the twilight of mind and soul.

Quotes from While the Women A While the Women Are Sleeping —an island vacation reveals the difference between love and adoration; immobilization by prescience; a variation on a Lolita -esque theme. Sure, it hurt but it was the end of the day. The encounter leads him to a realization that he hates himself.

Write a customer review. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Product details Hardcover Publisher: Refresh and try again. Trivia About While the Women A These short stories, on mrias 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 madias mind and An excellent collection of short stories.

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