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Marías, Javier

Works: 302 works in 2,178 publications in 27 languages and 22,894 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Conference proceedings  Short stories, Spanish  College stories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ6663.A7218, 863.64
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A heart so white by Javier Maras( Book )

238 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 2,290 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 Maras( Book )

57 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,058 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 Maras( Book )

164 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,582 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
All souls by Javier Maras( Book )

153 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 1,276 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."
Dark back of time by Javier Maras( Book )

63 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,146 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
The man of feeling by Javier Maras( Book )

141 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,143 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
When I was mortal by Javier Maras( Book )

80 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 845 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
Written lives by Javier Maras( Book )

70 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 833 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
Your face tomorrow by Javier Maras( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part spy novel, part romance, part Henry James, Your Face Tomorrow is a wholly remarkable display of the immense gifts of Javier Marias. With Fever and Spear, volume one of his unfolding novel Your Face Tomorrow, he returns us to the rarified world of Oxford (the delightful setting of All Souls and Dark Back of Time), while introducing us to territory entirely new--espionage. Our hero, Jaime Deza, separated from his wife in Madrid, is a bit adrift in London until his old friend Sir Peter Wheelerâ, retired Oxford don and semi-retired master spy, recruits him for a new career in British Intelligence. Deza possesses a rare gift for seeing behind the masks people wear. He is soon observing interviews conducted by Her Majesty's secret service: variously shady international businessmen one day, would-be coup leaders the next. Seductively, this metaphysical thriller explores past, present, and future in the ever-more-perilous 21st century. This compelling and enigmatic tour de force from one of Europe's greatest writers continues with volume two, Dance and Dream, and volume three, Poison, Shadow and Farewell
Tu rostro mañana by Javier Maras( Book )

71 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El protagonista regresa a Inglaterra, en cuya Universidad de Oxford haba ensedo muchos aos atrs, "por no seguir cerca de mi mujer mientras ella se me alejaba". Y all descubre que, segn Sir Peter Wheeler, viejo profesor retirado "con demasiados recuerdos", l tambi pertenece al reducido grupo de personas que posee un "don" o maldicin: el de ver lo que la gente har en el futuro, el de conocer hoy cmo sern sus rostros mana, el de saber quies nos traicionarn o nos sern leales
Voyage along the horizon by Javier Maras( Book )

59 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 595 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
While the women are sleeping by Javier Maras( Book )

60 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

66 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El siglo by Javier Maras( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatura y fantasma by Javier Maras( Book )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une quarantaine d'essais dans lesquels l'écrivain ouvre les portes de sa bibliothèque et de son atelier littéraire. Il consacre des pages à ses auteurs préférés, évoquant la vie et l'oeuvre de Joyce, Faulkner, Shakespeare, Nabokov ou encore Flaubert. Il se fait aussi chroniqueur et observateur amusé de la vie contemporaine et suggère l'alchimie secrète qui a présidé à la composition de ses romans.--[Memento]
Your face tomorrow by Javier Maras( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Deza is back in London and once again working for the secret intelligence agency run by his old Oxford friend Bernard Tupra. Deza finds himself increasingly under the spell of his shadowy boss, forced to watch Tupra's collection of incriminating videotapes of important public figures
Mala índole : cuentos aceptados y aceptables by Javier Maras( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Spanish and Dutch and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mejor libro de cuentos del 2012, según los lectores de El País Uno de los mejores libros del 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.> Mala índole reúne, así, casi todos los relatos escritos por Javier Marías, los que él considera <aceptados y aceptables> y el lector encontrará deslumbrantes. 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."--Amazon
Pasiones pasadas by Javier Maras( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your face tomorrow by Javier Maras( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 195 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
Así empieza lo malo by Javier Maras( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan de Vere recuerda cómo, como asistente personal de envejecimiento director de cine Eduardo Muriel en Madrid en 1980, se vio envuelto en el matrimonio infeliz de Muriel a Beatriz Noguera y su relación con un viejo amigo
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Your face tomorrow
Alternative Names
Havijer Marijas

Javier Maras crivain, traducteur et diteur espagnol

Javier Maras hiszpański pisarz

Javier Maras scrittore spagnolo

Javier Maras Spaans schrijver

Javier Maras spanischer Schriftsteller

Javier Maras Spanish writer

Javier Maras spansk frfattare

Javier Maras spansk skribent

Maras Franco, Javier 1951-

Maras, Javier

Maras, Javier 1951-

Maras, Javier (Maras Franco), 1951-

Marias, Khavʹer

Мариас, Хавьер

Хавиер Мариас

Хавијер Маријас

חוויאר מריאס

خاویر ماریاس نویسنده اسپانیایی


マリアス, ハビエル


The infatuationsTomorrow in the battle think on meAll soulsDark back of timeThe man of feelingWhen I was mortalWritten livesYour face tomorrow