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Mala índole
Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: ALFAGUARA
ISBN: 8420403385
Pages: 440
Year: 2012-10-02
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Después de Los enamoramientos, lee los cuentos completos de Javier Marías, los que él considera «aceptados y aceptables», reunidos por primera vez. Una excelente puerta de entrada a su universo literario. Uno de los mejores libros de 2012 según La Vanguardia. «Dado lo poco que he frecuentado el noble arte del cuento en los últimos tiempos, es posible que ya no escriba más y que lo que aquí se ofrece acabe siendo la totalidad aceptada y aceptable de mi contribución al género.» Javier Marías Excelente puerta de entrada al universo Marías, Mala índole pone al alcance del lector, además de los que conformaron Mientras ellas duermen y Cuando fui mortal, varios cuentos hasta hoy inencontrables, entre los que destaca el que da título al libro, casi una novela corta sobre las divertidas y espeluznantes andanzas de un viejo conocido, Ruibérriz de Torres, durante el rodaje en México de una película con Elvis Presley. Además, médicos misteriosos, guardaespaldas, fantasmas, dobles, una aspirante a actriz porno, una mujer y un hombre asesinados por una lanza africana, un mayordomo neoyorquino encerrado en un ascensor, el adorador de una joven a la que filma sin cesar, una pareja mafiosa caída en desgracia, un asesino a sueldo que trata de disuadir a quienes quieren contratarlo... El mundo de los cuentos de Javier Marías es tan inquietante y cautivador que apenas permite apartar la vista de ellos, en un permanente estado de encantamiento y zozobra. Reseñas: «Lo sobresaliente de estos cuentos es la firmeza de su narración, la precisión y la economía de su prosa, su maestría del suspense y de los giros argumentales [...] A esto se refieren los escritores cuando hablan de oficio.» Sara Miller, The Chicago Tribune «En estos relatos podemos captar y saborear,como en un concentrado, lo que constituye el hechizo único de la prosa de Javier Marías.» Jean-Pierre Ressot, La Quinzaine Littéraire «Marías posee una infrecuente capacidad para hechizar la imaginación de sus lectores. Es más que un mero cuentista: es un manipulador del alma que puede arrojar a sus lectores a nuevos estados de percepción. Toda una hazaña para cualquier escritor.» New York Journal of Books «A Marías el cuento le va como un guante. Esta faceta de su talento pone de manifiesto el viejo y curioso parentesco entre el humor negro español y la ironía cáustica anglosajona.» Philippe Nourry, Le Point «Son ficciones lo bastante inteligentes para parecer sencillas, lo bastante diabólicas para parecer inocuas.» Jerome Boyd Maunsell, The Times «Mundano, elegante, desenvuelto, descubre un mundo espeluznante de codicia, lujuria y asesinato bajo cada encuentro en apariencia inocuo.» John Spurling, Sunday Times «Inteligente e inquietante... Un fascinante mosaico de personajes e historias.» The Times «Javier Marías puede bien ser el más grande novelista sobre la tierra (...) Está destinado a ganar el Premio Nobel de Literatura en algún momento, así que mejor asegurarse de que uno tiene algo que decir cuando eso ocurra.» Benjamin Eastham, The Spectator «Estamos ante un escritor que ha asimilado a la perfección aquella técnica del fragmento de vida, la secuencia temporal, que nos legara el gran Maupassant, y reelaborase para la modernidad el mismísimo Faulkner.» Jesús Ferrer, La Razón «Una excelente oportunidad para recorrer el conjunto de su obra a pesar de que en el prólogo comente que quizá no vuelva más al género, a quienes hemos disfrutado con sus relatos nos queda esperar que incumpla su palabra.» Fernando Valls, Babelia
Bad Nature, or With Elvis in Mexico (New Directions Pearls)
Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 081121964X
Pages: 100
Year: 2010-02-24
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A gem of a Marías story: Elvis and his entourage abandon their translator in a seedy cantina full of enraged criminals. “It all happened because of Elvis Presley.” Elvis, down south of the border to film a movie, has insisted his producers hire a proper Spaniard so that he can pronounce his few lines in Spanish with a Castillian accent. But Ruibérriz has taken on much more than he bargained for. One fatal night, horseplay in a local bar goes too far: a fatuous drunken American insults the local kingpin, and when the thug insists that Ruibérriz translate, Elvis himself adds an even more stinging comment—and who must translate that?
The Fictional World of Javier Marías
Author: Marta Pérez-Carbonell
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004310975
Pages: 216
Year: 2016-06-06
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The Fictional World of Javier Marías examines the origin and meaning of uncertainty in the key works of Spain’s leading contemporary novelist by engaging with the many language-related issues common to his narrative.
While the Women Are Sleeping
Author: Javier Marías, Margaret Jull Costa
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811216632
Pages: 128
Year: 2010-11-29
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Presents a collection of short stories, including "While the women are sleeping," in which a man lying on the beach spectulates on the lives of another pair of beach goers, and "The Resignation Letter of Seänor de Santiesteban," in which a ghost jeopardizes the job of a new teacher.
When I Was Mortal
Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141973625
Pages: 176
Year: 2013-01-31
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In the dark narratives that make up When I Was Mortal by Javier Marías, winner of the Dublin IMPAC prize and author of the bestselling A Heart So White, a dapper Paris doctor dispenses a treatment for dissatisfied wives. A mother auditions for her first porn movie. A writer working on a study of pain makes himself the subject of his experiments. A voyeur mistakes a murderer for a fellow peeping tom ... these are some of the characters observed by the narrator of these chilling stories. Ironic, unsettling, imbued with dread and with droll humour, Javier Marías' short tales cast a shrewd, sardonic eye on humanity. Javier Marías was born in Madrid in 1951. He has published ten novels, two collections of short stories and several volumes of essays. His work has been translated into thirty-two languages and won a dazzling array of international literary awards, including the prestigious Dublin IMPAC award for A Heart So White. He is also a highly practised translator into Spanish of English authors, including Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Thomas Browne and Laurence Sterne. He has held academic posts in Spain, the United States and in Britain, as Lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University.
The Infatuations
Author: Javier Marias
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307960730
Pages: 352
Year: 2013-08-13
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, NPR Great Reads, and Onion A.V. Club Best Book of 2013 Each day before work María Dolz stops at the same café. There she finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Observing their seemingly perfect life helps her escape the listlessness of her own. But when the man is brutally murdered and María approaches the widow to offer her condolences, what began as mere observation turns into an increasingly complicated entanglement. Invited into the widow's home, she meets--and falls in love with--a man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime. As María recounts this story, we are given a murder mystery brilliantly encased in a metaphysical enquiry, a novel that grapples with questions of love and death, chance and coincidence, and above all, with the slippery essence of the truth and how it is told. This ebook edition includes a reading group guide.
Love in the Time of Cholera
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911115
Pages: 368
Year: 2014-10-15
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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.
The First Total War
Author: David A. Bell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054752529X
Pages: 432
Year: 2014-06-03
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“A mesmerizing account that illuminates not just the Napoleonic wars but all of modern history . . . It reads like a novel” (Lynn Hunt, Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, UCLA). The twentieth century is usually seen as “the century of total war.” But as the historian David Bell argues in this landmark work, the phenomenon actually began much earlier, in the era of muskets, cannons, and sailing ships—in the age of Napoleon. In a sweeping, evocative narrative, Bell takes us from campaigns of “extermination” in the blood-soaked fields of western France to savage street fighting in ruined Spanish cities to central European battlefields where tens of thousands died in a single day. Between 1792 and 1815, Europe plunged into an abyss of destruction. It was during this time, Bell argues, that our modern attitudes toward war were born. Ever since, the dream of perpetual peace and the nightmare of total war have been bound tightly together in the Western world—right down to the present day, in which the hopes for an “end to history” after the cold war quickly gave way to renewed fears of full-scale slaughter. With a historian’s keen insight and a journalist’s flair for detail, Bell exposes the surprising parallels between Napoleon’s day and our own—including the way that ambitious “wars of liberation,” such as the one in Iraq, can degenerate into a gruesome guerrilla conflict. The result is a book that is as timely and important as it is unforgettable. “Thoughtful and original . . . Bell has mapped what is a virtually new field of inquiry: the culture of war.” —Steven L. Kaplan, Goldwin Smith Professor of European History, Cornell University
World Report on Violence and Health
Author: Etienne G. Krug, World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241545615
Pages: 346
Year: 2002-01-01
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This report is part of WHO's response to the 49th World Health Assembly held in 1996 which adopted a resolution declaring violence a major and growing public health problem across the world. It is aimed largely at researchers and practitioners including health care workers, social workers, educators and law enforcement officials.
Your Face Tomorrow
Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811217493
Pages: 341
Year: 2008-04-29
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A book unlike any other, a daring experiential unfolding Spanish masterpiece, Your Face Tomorrow now leaps into uncharted new territory in Volume Two: Dance and Dream.
Your Face Tomorrow
Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811218120
Pages: 546
Year: 2009
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Jaime Deza is a Spaniard who falls in with a secret British intelligence agency that clandestinely examines subjects to determine what they will do in the future.
The Name of the Rose
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544176561
Pages: 579
Year: 2014-04-22
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In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate charges of heresy against Franciscan monks at a wealthy Italian abbey but finds his mission overshadowed by seven bizarre murders.
Gualta
Author: Javier Marías
Publisher:
ISBN: 0952450178
Pages: 12
Year: 1999-11
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The Man of Feeling
Author: Javier Marias
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804172609
Pages: 192
Year: 2014-10-07
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A story of love and memory. On a train journey from Paris to Madrid a young opera singer becomes fascinated by those in his compartment: a middle-aged businessman, his alluring wife and their male traveling companion. Soon his life of constant travel, luxury hotels, rehearsal and performance will become entangled with these three people, and the singer will find himself fatefully consumed by Natalia's beauty. The Man of Feeling is the haunting story of the birth and death of a passion, told in retrospect. Intricately interweaving desire and memory, it explores the nature of love, and asks whether we can ever truly recall something that no longer exists.
Alamein to Zem Zem [Illustrated Edition]
Author: Keith Douglas
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786257513
Pages: 312
Year: 2015-11-06
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Includes the War in North Africa Illustration Pack – 112 photos/illustrations and 21 maps. Few records of war are a lucid, vivid and sensitively written as Keith Douglas’ “Alamein to Zem Zem”. The author himself was a man of great poetic gifts who had established himself as a leading light in the Oxford literary circles, tutored by no less a person than First World War veteran and acclaimed poet Edmund Blunden. A talent that did not outlast the war, killed in action in Normandy 1944, but his lasting legacy is contained in this exceptional book. Within days of the declaration of the Second World War Douglas had volunteered, chaffing at the bit to get at the Germans. Having passed out of the officer training course at Sandhurst, he was sent to the Middle East in 1941 to join his comrades in the Sherwood Foresters Yeomanry (a tank unit). He was disappointed to be given a staff appointment away from the fighting line; and during the Battle of El Alamein, he snapped and as he put it; “The battle of Alamein began on the 23rd of October, 1942. Six days afterwards I set out in direct disobedience of orders to rejoin my regiment. My batman was delighted with this manoeuvre. ‘I like you, sir,’ he said. ‘You’re shit or bust, you are.’ This praise gratified me a lot.” ...and so began his odyssey began from the Alamein line to victory at Zem Zem. Critically acclaimed at the time of publication, and now widely regarded as a military classic. “one of the very best prose accounts of fighting the last war.”—Philip Toynbee, The Observer.