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Is she ill, the narrator asks? 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. The story asks the reader to question time. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The others feature rather too many doppelgangers and ghosts for my taste and, I assume, for the taste of anyone who made it out of the eighties In which I learn, definitively, that Marias is a novelist, one of the best alive, and can’t write short stories to save his life.

He wrote these over several decades. My favorite was the story about a man who meets another man who looks just javker 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.

Mar 02, Sheila marked it as to-read. The stories are great. Want to Read saving…. Marias is a noted Anglophile and he tends to avoid shock and horror in favour of an elegant and understated style of narration more typical of the English ghost story tradition. The narrator and his wife have been watching a couple at the beach while on elas. However the cover art is a great deal better than the usual ghastly black and white covers I’m used to seeing from ND, so I’ll give them credit for that.


Jul 03, Dominic Stevenson rated it liked it. Per questo, anche nella lettura di questi racconti, ho proceduto a sbalzi, tra improvvise accelerazioni e successivi nuovi rallentamenti.

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While the Women Are Sleeping

Quotes from While the Women A East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Suppose someone twisted their back at work. The variations on characters meeting another version of themselves — to catastrophic effect — are quite amusing but, of suermen, it’s a theme that’s also rather quickly played out. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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While the Women are Sleeping – UK. The story is slow to develop, but high in tension and discomfort.

While the Women are Sleepin – India. Alexa Actionable Analytics for duerjen Web. However, I did like the creepiness of the stories, whether it was due to a paranormal element or simply the weirdness of human nature. Be the first to ask a question about While the Women Are Sleeping.

Mientras ellas duermen: : Javier Marías: Books

The best story out of the collection is “While the Women Are Sleeping” and you can read it online through the New Yorker. Open Preview See a Problem? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Jul 06, Theresa rated it liked it.

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Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. How do we perceive the passage of jarias Which makes me wonder about the two stories which, I assume, ND decided to leave out of the collection at the last second – at a moment it was too late to change the “dozen” to “ten”.

It’s a beautiful and sad critique on growing old and finding love.

At first I was a little annoyed at what dkermen to be sloppy editing work by New Directions. When the chips are down, I choose to be Switzerland. I do not know. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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 An excellent collection of short stories.


The first, and most jqvier, 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. Though written in vastly different times, the stories are linked together by their tone and subject matter. Parts of his childhood were spent in the United States, where his father taught at various institutions, including Yale University and Wellesley College.

The writing is beautiful and haunting.

They illustrate that a well constructed short story collection can become greater than the sum of its parts when the stories are arranged in such a way that the various themes reinforce each other, or contradict each other; when the character in one story raises a particular question that is then raised in another story, but in a completely different manner.

View all 22 comments. In this light, the title of the book assumes a metaphorical significance. 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 the same too.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The best of the lot is the title story which is also the longest and therefore allows full play to Marias’ peculiar variety of expansive complexity.