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Marías, Javier

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A heart so white by Javier Marías( Book )

230 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly married Juan Ranz digs into his family's troubled past beginning with the suicide of his father's first wife, Juan's aunt, and finds parallels in his relationships marked by miscommunication and the need for human contact
The infatuations by Javier Marías( Book )

51 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breakfasting daily at a Madrid café where she observes fellow patrons, María Dolz offers condolences to a widow whose husband has been shockingly murdered, an act that leads to a new relationship and disturbing insights into the crime
Tomorrow in the battle think on me by Javier Marías( Book )

150 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in bed with a lover, a married woman has a heart attack and dies. What should the lover do, besides feed the baby and discreetly leave the house? The problem is aggravated by his inability to keep a secret. A Spanish tale
Thus bad begins : a novel by Javier Marías( Book )

42 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines a household living in the shadow of a strange and unhappy history, and explores the cruel, tender punishments we exact on those we love. As a young man, Juan de Vere takes a job that will haunt him for the rest of his life. Eduardo Muriel is a famous film director - urbane, discreet, irreproachable - an irresistible idol to a young man. Muriel's wife Beatriz is a soft, ripe woman who slips through her husband's home like an unwanted ghost, finding solace in other beds. And on the periphery of all their lives stands Dr Jorge Van Vechten, a shadowy family friend implicated in unsavoury rumours that Muriel cannot bear to pursue himself - rumours he asks Juan to investigate instead. But as Juan draws closer to the truth, he uncovers more questions, ones his employer has not asked and would rather not answer. Why does Muriel hate Beatriz? How did Beatriz meet Van Vechten? And what happened during the war? As Juan learns more about his employers, he begins to understand the conflicting pulls of desire, power and guilt that govern their lives - and his own. Marias presents a study of the infinitely permeable boundaries between private and public selves, between observer and participant, between the deceptions we suffer from others and those we enact upon ourselves
All souls by Javier Marías( Book )

139 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At High Table in an Oxford college, the pretty young tutor Clare Bayes attracted all eyes, not least to her fetching decollettage. No one's eyes were sharper, however, than those of the visiting Spanish lecturer, invited as a guest on this occasion. Eventually the two young people were lovers, unbeknown to Clare's husband. And if the Spaniard was at pains to cover their tracks, his beloved left evidence of adultery with gay abandon - and all this in a university that was a forcing house of gossip and intrigue, a place where "at every word a reputation dies"
The man of feeling by Javier Marías( Book )

140 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After meeting during a train ride from Milan to Venice, a young opera singer and a married woman begin a passionate love affair
Dark back of time by Javier Marías( Book )

57 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yet this backwash of All Souls only begins an odyssey into the nature of identity ("We do not know anyone entirely, not even ourselves") and of time. And it is time which Marias manipulates with the flair of Sterne: he weaves together autobiography (the brother who died as a child; the loss of his mother), a legendary kingdom, strange ghostly literary figures, a one-eyed pilot, a curse in Havana, a bullet lost in Mexico. An ironic puzzle, Dark Back of Time explores the powers of art and reality as well as of memories, which become only more mysterious the more Marias remembers."--Jacket
Written lives by Javier Marías( Book )

79 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to his own busy writing career, Javier Marías is also the translator into Spanish of works by Hardy, Stevenson, Conrad, Faulkner, Nabokov, and Laurence Sterne. His love for these authors is the touchstone of this work. Collected here are twenty pieces recounting great writers' lives. Thomas Mann, Rilke, Arthur Conan Doyle, Turgenev, Djuna Barnes, Emily Bronte, Malcolm Lowry, and Kipling appear ("all fairly disastrous individuals"), and "almost nothing" in his stories is invented
Voyage along the horizon by Javier Marías( Book )

62 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marias's second novel was written in the early '70s when he was 21, and it has all of the stylistic grace and wry invention that has put Maras on the Nobel shortlist. An unnamed narrator ruminates on the intentions of a man (variously called Holden Branshaw and Hordern Bragshawe) who decides not to publish a novel written by an unnamed author who died penniless pursuing the life of that novel's subject: Victor Arledge, an author who died a recluse at age 38
Cuando fui mortal by Javier Marías( Book )

74 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 12 stories featuring victims of mistaken identity, amateur sleuths, professional liars, eavesdroppers, assassins and failed bodyguards
While the women are sleeping by Javier Marías( Book )

66 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Nouvelles
Los dominios del lobo by Javier Marías( Book )

72 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mala índole : cuentos aceptados y aceptables by Javier Marías( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A boiled-down gem of a Marías story about how Elvis (in Acapulco to film a movie) and his hard-drinking entourage abandon their interpreter in a seedy cantina full of enraged criminals after insults start to fly. When the local kingpin demands to be told what the Americans are saying, Elvis himself delivers an even more stinging parting shot - and who has to translate that?"--Publisher's website
El siglo by Javier Marías( Book )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in Spanish and Dutch and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tu rostro mañana by Javier Marías( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When I was mortal by Javier Marías( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Javier Marias was born in Madrid in 1951. His novels (which have sold more than two and a half million copies worldwide) have been translated into two dozen languages and have won the Ciudad de Barcelona prize, The Spanish Critics' Award, the Premio Internacional de Novela Romulo Gallegos, the Prize Femina Etranger, the Nelly-Sachs Prize, and the Dublin International Impac Award
Your face tomorrow by Javier Marías( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacques Deza isn't at all sure whether he likes some of the characters he is meeting in London. Having left Spain after the break-up of his marriage, he has allowed a friend to talk him into working for an MI6-like organisation run by the enigmatic Bertram Tupra. Deza's role is a seemingly innocuous one: he is to observe and comment on the behaviour of certain people. But watching and listening are not necessarily innocent occupations. If the first volume of this trilogy saw Deza questioning the morality of his new job, the surprising events of the second leave him shaken to the core. In a nightclub scene that is a tour de force - both hilarious and utterly chilling - Deza is forced by his spy-master boss Tupra to witness an act of shocking brutality. Is Deza somehow implicated in Tupra's unexpected behaviour? And will he be able to disentangle himself from a situation that is becoming increasingly disturbing?"--Jacket
Literatura y fantasma by Javier Marías( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasiones pasadas by Javier Marías( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your face tomorrow by Javier Marías( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jaime Deza, separated from his wife in Madrid, is at loose ends in London when his old friend Sir Peter Wheeler, a retired Oxford don, introduces him to the head of a secret government bureau of elite analysts with the ability to see past people's facades and predict their future behavior. A cocktail party test proves Deza to be one of the elect, and he goes to work clandestinely observing all sorts of people, from South American generals to pop stars. Deza also brings his finely tuned mind to bear on Wheeler's mysterious past and on his own family history, both of which are shadowed by the Spanish Civil War
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Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.03 for Literatura ... to 0.83 for El sentido ...)

Dark back of time
Alternative Names
Franco, Javier Marías

Havijer Marijas

Hawei'er Maliyasi

Javier Marías écrivain, traducteur et éditeur espagnol

Javier Marías escriptor espanyol

Javier Marías escritor español

Javier Marías escrivan espanhòl

Javier Marías hiszpański pisarz

Javier Marías scrittore spagnolo

Javier Marías Spaans schrijver

Javier Marías španělský spisovatel

Javier Marías spanischer Schriftsteller

Javier Marías Spanish writer

Javier Marías spansk författare

Javier Marías spansk skribent

Maliyasi, Hawei'er

Marias, Chavier

Marías Franco, Javier

Marías Franco, Javier 1951-

Marías Javier

Marías, Javier 1951-‏

Marías, Javier (Marías Franco), 1951-

Marias, Khavʹer‏

Marias, Khav'er, 1951-

Mariass, Havjērs, 1951-

Marijas, Havijer

Μαρίας, Χάβιερ

Мариас, Хавьер

Хавиер Мариас

Хавијер Маријас

Խավիեր Մարիաս

Մարիաս, Խավիեր, 1951-

חוויאר מריאס

חוויאר מריאס סופר ספרדי

מריאס, חויאר, 1951-

מריאס, חויר 1951-

خافيير مارياس

خافيير مارياس كاتب إسباني

خاویر ماریاس نویسنده اسپانیایی

마리아스, 하비에르 1951-


マリアス, ハビエル



馬利亞斯, 哈維爾

The infatuationsTomorrow in the battle think on meAll soulsThe man of feelingDark back of timeWritten livesVoyage along the horizonCuando fui mortal