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While the Women are Sleeping free pdf Celebrated as one of the greatest writers of his generation, Javier Marias is best known for his spy trilogy, "Your Face Tomorrow", which has been compared to Proust and hailed as one of the great modern European novels. In his first short story collection for fifteen years, beautifully translated by Margaret Jull Costa, he brings together tales which span his entire writing career from the 1960s to the present. Marias' characters are slippery, and they live on the edges of society: a tramp, a butler, a bodyguard, a ghost. They threaten the everyday, rational world, and, compelled by desperation, are driven to perverse acts of obsession. In the title story an obscenely fat man fixated with his much younger lover endlessly videotapes her every move, and, in a chance midnight rendezvous, confides his shocking plans for her to a stranger- in "The Resignation Letter of Senor of Santiesteban" a ghost is condemned to repeatedly resign from his job- and in perhaps the most perfectly conceived story, when a man of impeccable taste and refinement meets his doppelganger at a work dinner ('it was like dining opposite mirror made flesh'), he starts changing his dress and behaviour, in ways he previously would have abhorred, to mark the difference, only to find, at the next work convention, that his ghoulish twin has done exactly the same. Mesmerising, unexpected and disturbing, these creepy, haunting stories inspire the reader to look at the normal things of life aslant.

About Javier Marias

Javier Marias was born in 1951. His novels, short stories and essay collections have won a dazzling array of international literary awards. His work has been translated into thirty-four languages and more than five million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. He has held academic posts in Spain, the United States and in Britain, as Lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University and is also a member of the Real Academia de la Lengua Espanola. He lives in Madrid.

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Author : Javier Marias
Publisher : Chatto
Data Published : 04 November 2010
ISBN : 0701186194
EAN : 9780701186197
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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