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So good, if a bit fluffy. He experiences himself as object for the first iavier and hates himself. Jul 25, Colin N. A writer’s been around for a while, re-releases a bunch of stuff, it takes minimal effort, and generates some interest.

Aug 12, Tom rated it really liked it. Gotta love those rolling, uncoiling sentences 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 that New Directions did a fuermen shoddy job. However not my favourite Marias, it still gave me a chance to see what this writer is capable of.

However, I did like the creepiness of the stories, whether it was due to a paranormal element or simply the weirdness of human nature. Remarkable in that the story was written when JM was just 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.

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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.

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It was jaiver of dark, lots of death and ghosts. Lacking perhaps in the more profound blend of ideas and drama that he perfected in his later works the stories here mostly date from early in his career they are nevertheless entertaining, fun, and quick to read. However the cover art is a great deal better than the usual ghastly black and white covers I’m used to seeing from ND, so I’ll give them credit for that.

These short stories, on the other hand, are generally crisp and thoughtful, centering on xuermen themes of love, obsession, magic, and the blurring of the lines between the daylight world and the twilight of mind and soul. When the chips are down, I choose to be Switzerland.

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He wrote his first novel, Los dominios del lobo The Dominions of the Wolfat age 17, after running away to Paris. I’d say he’s closer to Borges mraias Marquez, the way he 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. Marias is a noted Anglophile and he tends to avoid shock and horror in favour of an elegant and understated style of narration more typical of the English ghost story tradition.

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Several deal with death, ghosts and and dark magic. I fiori portati da Esperancita sono un intralcio, un generoso mazzo di garofani.

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. The narrator and his wife have been watching a couple at the beach while on vacation. May 19, Matt rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Reminded me of The Comfort of Strangers in a way. Jan 13, Tim Lepczyk rated it liked it Shelves: 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 In which I learn, definitively, that Marias is a novelist, one of the best alive, and can’t write short stories to save his life.

The collection starts and ends with stories that mirror each other – in each the narrator listens while a stranger tells an intimate story. It might be the wrong place to start with Marias, given that it’s stories, and I think he’s better known for his novels. 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.

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