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Javier Marías

Javier Marías

·3.85·29,946 Ratings
“ Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful. ” ― George Bernard Shaw
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  • Written Lives

    ·3.85·364 Ratings
    In addition to his own busy career as "one of Europe's most intriguing contemporary writers" (TLS), Javier Marías is also the translator into Spanish of works by Hardy, Stevenson, Conrad, Faulkner, Nabokov, and Laurence Sterne. His love for these authors
  • Fever and Spear (Your Face Tomorrow, #1)

    ·4·1,345 Ratings
    Part spy novel, part romance, part Henry James, Your Face Tomorrow is a wholly remarkable display of the immense gifts of Javier Marias. With Fever and Spear, Volume One of his unfolding novel Your Face Tomorrow, he returns us to the rarified world of Oxf
  • Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me

    ·4.02·1,740 Ratings
    "No one ever suspects," begins Tomorrow in the Battle Think On Me, "that they might one day find themselves with a dead woman in their arms...." Marta has just met Victor when she invites him to dinner at her Madrid apartment while her husband is away on
  • Dance and Dream (Your Face Tomorrow, #2)

    ·4.27·737 Ratings
    Your Face Tomorrow, Javier Marias's dazzling unfolding magnum opus, is a novel in three parts, which began with Volume One: Fever and Spear. Described as a "brilliant dark novel" (Scotland on Sunday), the book now takes a wild swerve in its new volume. Sk
  • Voyage Along the Horizon

    ·3.38·197 Ratings
    Voyage Along the Horizon revolves around an intrepid expedition: the eccentric, wealthy Captain Kerrigan, an attractive man with a shadowy past, organizes a trip to Antarctica for a select group of writers, artists, and scientists.Amid sudden kidnappings,
  • When I Was Mortal

    ·3.67·360 Ratings
    Victims of mistaken identity, sponging relatives, amateur sleuths, eavesdroppers, professional liars, assassins, and failed bodyguards populate the short stories in When I Was Mortal. Plots turn on curious exigencies—a woman about to star in her first p
  • Dark Back of Time

    ·3.85·323 Ratings
    Called by its author a false novel, Dark Back of Time begins with the tale of the odd effects of publishing All Souls, his witty and sardonic 1989 Oxford novel. All Souls is a book Marias swears to be fiction, but which its characters--the real-life dons
  • Los dominios del lobo

    ·3.47·163 Ratings
    Publicada por primera vez a los 19 años, Los dominios del lobo es la primera novela de Javier Marías. La acción transcurre enteramente en EE. UU. y los personajes son asimismo americanos, y esa América retratada es una divertida parodia y a la vez un
  • The Man of Feeling

    ·3.7·460 Ratings
    Glinting like a moonstone with layers of emotion, The Man of Feeling is a sleek and strange tale of cosmopolitan love. An affair between a married woman and a young man just becoming an opera star (curiously helped along by the husband's factotum) meets w
  • Multiples: 12 Stories in 18 Languages by 61 Authors

    ·3.76·33 Ratings
    Like Chinese whispers, the rules of this literary game are simple: the first writer translates an unknown story into English, which a second writer then translates into a different language, and a third translates back into English, and so on, down the li
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