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Javier Marías (1951–2022)

Forfatter af A Heart So White

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Javier Marias, a literary phenomenon worldwide, is still in the process of being discovered in America. Among his awards are the Premio Ciudad de Barcelona, The Spanish Critics' Award, the Prix L'Oeil et la Lettre, the Premio Mondello, the Premio Internacional de Novela Romulo Gallegos, the Prix vis mere Femina Etranger, the Nelly-Sachs Prize, and the Dublin International IMPAC Award. He is also King Xavier I of Redonda. vis mindre


Værker af Javier Marías

A Heart So White (1992) 1,948 eksemplarer
Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me (1994) 1,155 eksemplarer
Forelskelser (2011) 1,146 eksemplarer
Oxford : roman (1989) 869 eksemplarer
Thus Bad Begins (2014) 461 eksemplarer
The Man of Feeling (1986) 433 eksemplarer
Berta Isla (2017) 424 eksemplarer
Dark Back of Time (1998) 415 eksemplarer
Written Lives (1992) 409 eksemplarer
When I Was Mortal (1999) 395 eksemplarer
Bad Nature, or With Elvis in Mexico (1998) 219 eksemplarer
While the Women Are Sleeping (1990) 217 eksemplarer
Voyage Along the Horizon: A Novel (1972) 212 eksemplarer
Tomás Nevinson (2021) 185 eksemplarer
Los dominios del lobo (1993) 98 eksemplarer
El siglo (1983) 61 eksemplarer
Madame du Deffand and the idiots (2018) 57 eksemplarer
Cuentos únicos (1989) 56 eksemplarer
Literatura y fantasma (1993) 37 eksemplarer
Miramientos (1997) 30 eksemplarer
Pasiones pasadas (1991) 29 eksemplarer
Vida del fantasma (1995) 28 eksemplarer
Venice, An Interior (2016) 28 eksemplarer
Cuando los tontos mandan (2014) 19 eksemplarer
A veces un caballero (2001) 13 eksemplarer
Aquella mitad de mi tiempo (2008) 13 eksemplarer
El oficio de oír llover (2005) 12 eksemplarer
Juro no decir nunca la verdad (2015) 11 eksemplarer
Harán de mí un criminal (2003) 11 eksemplarer
Lo que no vengo a decir (2009) 9 eksemplarer
Demasiada nieve alrededor (2007) 9 eksemplarer
Cuando la sociedad es el tirano (2019) 8 eksemplarer
Ven a buscarme (2011) 8 eksemplarer
Tiempos ridículos (2013) 8 eksemplarer
Una Noche De Amor (Mini Letras) (2005) 8 eksemplarer
Ni se les ocurra disparar (2011) 7 eksemplarer
The Alphabet Garden: European Short Stories (1994) — Forfatter — 7 eksemplarer
LECCION PASADA DE MODA (2012) 7 eksemplarer
Desde Que TE VI Morir (1999) 6 eksemplarer
Faulkner y Nabokov : dos maestros (2009) 5 eksemplarer
Beyaz Kalp (2016) 5 eksemplarer
Trilogia sentimentale (2010) 4 eksemplarer
Si rude soit le début (2014) 4 eksemplarer
Tutti i racconti (2020) 4 eksemplarer
Las huellas dispersas (2014) 3 eksemplarer
Karasevdalilar (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Tako počinje zlo (2017) 1 eksemplar
Ditt ansikte i morgon (2017) 1 eksemplar
Tema do homem, O 1 eksemplar
Kötü Niyet Öyküleri (2018) 1 eksemplar
Kurt Mintikasi 1 eksemplar
La zona fantasma 1 eksemplar
Zamanin Karanlik Yüzü (2021) 1 eksemplar
Tüm Ruhlar 1 eksemplar
Duygusal Adam 1 eksemplar
Crna leđa vremena 1 eksemplar
Sve duše 1 eksemplar
Opaka narav 1 eksemplar
Ástir 1 eksemplar
Yarınki Yüzün 1 eksemplar
Sale caractère 1 eksemplar
Schöne Ferien — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Interpreti di vite (2011) 1 eksemplar
Voglio essere lento (2010) 1 eksemplar
Entrevistos (2005) 1 eksemplar
Marias Javier 1 eksemplar
Beleszerelmesedések (2012) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

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Granta 66: Truth and Lies (1999) — Bidragyder — 161 eksemplarer
Granta 107: Summer Reading (2009) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 42 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): Multiples (2013) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
The Dedalus Book of Spanish Fantasy (1999) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver47 eksemplarer
The Library of the Lost: In Search of Forgotten Authors (2015) — Forord — 31 eksemplarer
Electric Literature No. 4 (2010) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer

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Una de les millors obres de J. Marías per no dir la millor.
jrzaballos | 45 andre anmeldelser | Feb 10, 2024 |
In this novel, if you are waiting for a great resolution, you are waiting in vain.

There is a reveal, but it’s less exciting than the words if you get me.

It is better if you let Marías’ prose wash over you, like the references to Macbeth, to old films and TV shows, and the stream of Madrid seafood restaurants.

I only wish I had read this book before visiting Madrid where a fever had mostly confined me to a hotel bed.

I could have visited every one of those restaurants.

In one of the most comic scenes I have read in recent years, Juan, the narrator who is an interpreter, translates between Spanish and English diplomats, except instead of translating boring diplo-speak, he gives the interlocutors different words and an entirely different conversation between man and woman.

His superior, a woman translator, a woman he lusts for and ultimately marries, sits behind him and doesn’t correct the situation.
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MylesKesten | 56 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
"Far worse than my grave suspicions and my possibly hasty and unfair conjectures was the burden of having two versions of events and not knowing which to believe."

Maria breakfasts every day in a cafe where she observes a couple also breakfasting. She characterizes them as the perfect married couple. Then one day the couple is no longer there, and she is stunned to learn that the man is dead, having been randomly and brutally murdered.

Maria eventually meets the widow Luisa to express her condolences, and through Luisa she meets Javier, a friend of the murdered man. Maria and Javier become lovers, and she soon learns that Javier pines after Luisa and has for years. Then one day by chance Maria overhears a conversation that leads her to believe that Javier was complicit in the murder of Luisa's husband.

This book raises more questions than it answers. And it is very slow-moving and dense, not thrillerish at all. There was lots of wandering around going nowhere, and lots of repetition. This is the first book I have read by this author, and I will probably read more by him since I own a few of his books on Kindle. But this one did not impress me.

2 1/2 stars
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arubabookwoman | 50 andre anmeldelser | Dec 31, 2023 |
“…. and it doesn’t really matter because so many things happen without anyone realizing or remembering, everything is forgotten or invalidated.”
VictorHalfwit | 45 andre anmeldelser | Dec 9, 2023 |



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