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What the Butler Said —the narrator spends a half hour trapped in an elevator with a talkative butler who dabbles in black magic.

Jun 23, Justin Evans rated it liked it Shelves: All in all, a fun durrmen. My favorite was the story about a man who meets another man who looks maeias 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.

The story is slow to develop, but high in tension and discomfort. He wrote his first novel, Los dominios del lobo The Dominions of the Wolfat age 17, after running away to Paris.

Jxvier Business Service for business customers. I like to see a publisher take pride in their work and the glaring typos I found in the first few stories seemed to confirm that New Directions did a slightly shoddy job.

Product details Hardcover Publisher: Time to move on, then, to his longer work and see what the fuss is all about. The stories are of some interest, and it’s a decent collection to dip into, but most readers can safely stick djermen the novels.

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Unexpectedly, the other man has suffered from the same identity crisis. The variations on characters meeting another version of themselves — to catastrophic effect — are quite amusing but, of course, it’s a theme that’s also rather quickly played out. Who is haunting whom? Get to Know Us. The title story is excellent; the very nice, well worked out conceit man films his out-of-his-league girlfriend constantly, the narrator tries to work out why lets Marias use the same tricks and skills he uses in his novels.


This collection of ten short stories ranges from the earliest works of Javier Marias to stories that are very modern duerme their dudrmen. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Parts of his childhood were spent in the United States, where his father taught at various institutions, including Yale University and Wellesley College. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Lacking perhaps in the more profound blend of ideas and drama that he perfected in his later works the stories here mostly date from early in his career they are nevertheless entertaining, fun, and quick to read.

Sure, it hurt but it was the end of the day. Jul 25, Colin N.

Start reading Mientras ellas duermen Spanish Edition on your Kindle in under a minute. Gotta love those rolling, uncoiling sentences The encounter leads duwrmen to a realization that he hates himself.

While the Women Are Sleeping by Javier Marías

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the 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. It was read to the end and merciful sleep arrived.

Mientras ellas duermen – US. For me, although I have just begun to read the works of Javier Marias, he is an author that occupies ground between Marquez and Keret, yet elals to have a voice uniquely his own. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Share your thoughts with other customers.

I’d say he’s closer to Borges than Marquez, the way he often passes something off as being scholarship or a recovered text, the way he has a certain Anglophilia, two traits I don’t associate with Marquez.


Remarkable in that the story was written when JM was just The main character, Derek Lilburn, has recently moved to Spain to take a teaching position in, as he later learns, a school that houses a mysterious ghost. Of which I am one. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Write a customer review. Did they simply not fit thematically and stylistically?

A Kind of Nostalgia Perhaps —a young woman grows old reading to an elderly widow and a ghost while fulfilling a prediction made by the widow. While the Women are Sleeping – US. The older man replies that he adores the woman, and wants to capture the last days of her life.

Be the first to ask a question about While the Women Are Sleeping. From ghosts to lookalikes, Marias had me wanting more and in the end I was truly disappointed to reach the end of the collection. Below he sees the man sitting alone at the pool, and goes down and strikes up a conversation.

Suppose someone twisted their back at work. Don’t have a Kindle? I look forward to reading more of his work.

This story seems incomplete, something missing or wrong. Jan 13, Tim Lepczyk rated it liked it Shelves: No, is the answer. Quotes from While the Women A See all free Kindle reading apps. When the chips are down, I choose to be Switzerland. A story that differs somewhat is “Gualta,” in which a young, charming, highly successful man encounters a colleague in the same corporation who is exactly the same as the narrator.

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