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Props to the Botero looking image on the cover. Jan 13, Tim Lepczyk rated it liked it Shelves: The first, and most obvious, sign that due care and attention was lacking is the claim on the back that this book contains a dozen stories when in fact it has only ten. Aug 12, Tom rated it really liked it.

Several deal with death, ghosts and and dark magic. Su prosa, grandilocuente y elegante, se adapta perfectamente al ritmo narrativo que exige una novela. Lists with This Book. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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May 19, Matt rated it liked it. While the Women are Sleeping – Canada.

Two of the stories are long-the rest brief. From ghosts to lookalikes, Marias had me wanting more and in the end I was truly disappointed to reach the end of the collection. Marias is a noted Anglophile and he tends to avoid shock and horror in favour of an elegant and understated style of narration more maroas of the English ghost story tradition. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.


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 mienttras I found in the first few stories seemed to confirm that New Directions did a slightly shoddy job.

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My favorite was the story about a man who meets another man who looks just like him in every respect, and he despises him so much that he decides to change himself; and the other man is doing th I was curious to see how a writer who can spend 50 pages on describing something that takes only five minutes does short stories. Apr 29, Tyler Jones rated it really liked it Shelves: That may not be a fair comparison.

See all free Kindle reading apps. 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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The collection starts and ends with stories that mirror each other – in each the narrator listens while a stranger tells an intimate story.

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mariae If you can’t even get this most basic fact straight then what other errors have you made? View all 7 comments. As his wife sleeps, he stands on the balcony of their hotel room waiting for sleep to find him.

These 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 soul.



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Mientras ellas duermen: : Javier Marías: Books

One of the longer stories appeared in electric literature 3, which I read recently. Write a customer review. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. An interesting modern take on an established genre. He de confesar que me ha parecido un libro bastante flojo. Adjourning to the bedroom, the sad sack aquiesced to the attentions of his Mrs — Ibuprfin and icy hot topical patches ensued.

While the Women are Sleepin – India. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Share your thoughts with other customers. The story recounts an older man’s meticulous, murderous obsession over his much younger lover, masquerading naturally as attentive loving devotion.

If that is true, it will have to be on the strength of his other books, because this particular collection of short stories does not really stack up.

Product details Paperback Publisher: So, while it’s not new writing, it was new to me, and I dug it. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The best story out of the collection is “While the Women Are Sleeping” and you can read it online through the New Yorker. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.