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Mientras ellas duermen by Javier Marías at – ISBN – ISBN – DEBOLSILLO – – Hardcover. Mientras ellas duermen por Javier Marias. Public. · Hosted by Lulu Café & Gallery. Interested. clock. Sunday, October 7, at PM – PM UTC+ About this story: An unnamed narrator, lying on the beach with his wife, can’t stop speculating about the lives of another pair of beach goers: a much older man.

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They illustrate that a well constructed short story collection can become greater than the sum mientras ellas duermen javier marias its parts when the stories are arranged mientras ellas duermen javier marias 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.

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.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. 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. I do not know. World of Books USA.

It lends itself to what other reviewers have considered the uneven nature of the stories. While the Women are Sleeping – US. Duetmen 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 An excellent collection of short stories.

The stories are great. The story is slow to develop, but high in tension and discomfort. While the Women are Sleeping – Canada.


While the Women Are Sleeping by Javier Marías

It lends itself to what other reviewers have considered the uneven nature of the stories. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In this story a ghost haunts an old woman, but only the young woman who reads to her can see the ghost.

Learn More — opens in a new window or tab Returns: Time to move on, then, to his longer work and see what the fuss is all about. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The stories were good, kind of discursive in ways that made me think I knew Spanish, or at least contemporary Spanish lit better, to know if this was something distinct about him or merely part of a tradition I, in the lean world of MFA workshops, I’m uneasy adopting.

Unexpectedly, the other man has suffered from the same identity crisis.

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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage ella Amazon. The writing is beautiful and haunting. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The story is slow to develop, but high in tension and discomfort.

Props to the Botero looking image on the cover. Duemren enter a number less than or equal to 0. Jagier I being nit-picky? While the Women are Sleepin – India. 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.

View all 22 comments. Some disturbing, some spooky short stories.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He wrote his first novel, Los dominios del lobo The Dominions of the Wolfat mientrsa 17, after running away to Paris. I look forward to reading more of his work.

The variations on characters elpas another version of themselves — to catastrophic effect — are quite amusing but, of course, it’s a theme that’s also rather quickly played out. If only toward that end, the story has archival value. The title story is excellent; the very nice, well worked out conceit man films his out-of-his-league girlfriend constantly, the narrator tries to work out why lets Marias use the same tricks and skills he uses in his novels.


Gotta love those rolling, uncoiling sentences Parts of his childhood were spent in the United States, where his father taught at various institutions, including Yale University and Wellesley College.

From there a conversation ensues about love, life, and death. Entertaining gothic mientras ellas duermen javier marias interspersed here and there with typical interesting Mariasian thoughts on language and identity.

Mientras ellas duermen por Javier Marias

Jan 13, Tim Lepczyk rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Where will it end? 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. Open Preview See a Problem? From there a conversation ensues about love, life, and death. Early stories and minor tales, slight but sophisticated, some Borgesian plots about doubles, rare books, mistaken identities, and benign ghosts.

I like to see a publisher take pride in their work and the maris typos I found in the first few stories seemed to confirm mientras ellas duermen javier marias New Directions did a slightly shoddy job.

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. View all 7 comments.

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