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Marías, Javier

Works: 592 works in 3,050 publications in 19 languages and 29,065 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Novels  Spy fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator, Narrator, Editor, Other, Author of dialog, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PQ6663.A7218, 863.64
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A heart so white by Javier Marías( Book )

266 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the middle of a family lunch, Teresa, just married, goes to the bathroom, unbuttons her blouse and shoots herself in the heart. What made her kill herself immediately after her honeymoon? Years later, this mystery fascinates the young newlywed, Juan, whose father was married to Teresa before he married Juan's mother. As Juan moves closer to the truth, he begins to question his own relationships, and whether he really wants to know what happened..."--Publisher description
Tomorrow in the battle think on me by Javier Marías( Book )

172 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,550 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
The infatuations by Javier Marías( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,534 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
Thus bad begins by Javier Marías( Book )

53 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,483 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 )

149 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,258 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 )

150 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,189 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 )

60 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,093 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 )

83 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 817 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 Marías( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 651 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
Los enamoramientos by Javier Marías( Book )

38 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cada mañana María Dolz contempla en una cafetería a una pareja a la que no conoce de nada, cuya felicidad intuye y acaso envidia. Este ritual la ayuda a empezar la jornada, hasta que un día se entera de la muerte del hombre a manos de un enajenado. Más tarde, una relación imprevista, quizá imprudente, acerca a María a los pormenores del suceso. El embriagador estado de enamoramiento y las acciones que desencadena, positivas o viles, generosas o egoístas, la impunidad, la presencia casi permanente de los muertos en nuestras vidas, la memoria, la imposibilidad de conocer cabalmente la verdad son algunos de los temas por los que discurre, firme y sinuosa, una de las mejores novelas de su autor."--Page 4 of cover
Voyage along the horizon by Javier Marías( Book )

64 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 558 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
Tu rostro mañana by Javier Marías( Book )

67 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First part of a trilogy. Jaime Deza is in London, leaving his wife in Madrid. Sir Peter Wheeler, an old friend, and a retired Oxford don, introduces him to the head of a secret government bureau. The bureau tries to find people with the ability to see past other people's facades and predict their future behaviour. It seems that Deza has this handy facility -- however, as he begins to exercise it, he has some ethical concerns--Résumé de l'éditeur
Berta Isla by Javier Marías( Book )

22 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berta Isla thought she knew what to expect from life. When she was a young girl she decided she had found her match in Tomás Nevinson--the dashing half-Spanish, half-English boy in her class with an extraordinary gift for languages--so she was even able to endure their time apart while Tomás studied at Oxford. But after his graduation, he returns to Madrid a changed man. Distracted, sullen, and anxious, Berta's new husband has become a stranger to her, and she begins to suspect that his mysterious job at the Foreign Office is responsible. But it's more than just that: Tomás has unwittingly set in motion events that will derail forever the life they had planned. With unerring insight into the most shadowed corners of the human soul, Marías plunges the reader into the growing chasm between Berta and Tomás and the decisions that irreversibly change the course of the couple's fate. Berta Isla is a novel of love and truth, fear and secrecy, and the destinies we bring upon ourselves"--
While the women are sleeping by Javier Marías( Book )

67 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cuando fui mortal by Javier Marías( Book )

51 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En los cuentos de Cuando fui mortal se halla, como señaló en su día la crítica, "la oportunidad de abrir la puerta para vislumbrar el universo único de uno de los mejores novelistas contemporáneos". Por aquí se pasea toda una serie de personajes turbadores: un médico español que visita de noche las casas parisinas de mujeres casadas; un guardaespaldas aficionado al hipódromo que deseará que haya muerto el hombre a quien protege; una aspirante a actriz porno que aguarda la sesión de rodaje junto a su compañero de reparto, al que no conoce; un fantasma que padece la maldición máxima de saber ahora cuanto ocurrió en su vida; un hombre y una mujer muertos por una lanza africana en Madrid; una señorita de compañía que lee libros en voz alta a un fantasma al que ama y muchos otros personajes salidos directamente de Corazón tan blanco o Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí, mostrando que los escritores de talento llevan siempre consigo su estilo y su mundo en sus visitas a cualquier género
When I was mortal by Javier Marías( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 324 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
Mala índole : cuentos aceptados y aceptables by Javier Marías( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 286 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
El siglo by Javier Marías( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your face tomorrow : by Javier Marías( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 218 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
Your face tomorrow by Javier Marías( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maras's daring novel in three parts culminates triumphantly in this much-anticipated final volume. "Your Face Tomorrow" takes the series' hero Jaime Deza back to Madrid to both spy on and protect his own family
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Your face tomorrow
Tomorrow in the battle think on meAll soulsThe man of feelingDark back of timeWritten livesYour face tomorrowLos enamoramientosVoyage along the horizon
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 Hispaania kirjanik

Javier Marías hiszpański pisarz

Javier Marías scriitor spaniol

Javier Marías scrittore spagnolo

Javier Marías shkrimtar spanjoll

Javier Marías Spaans schrijver

Javier Marías španělský spisovatel

Javier Marías spanischer Schriftsteller

Javier Marías Spanish writer

Javier Marías spansk författare

Javier Marías spansk skribent

Javier Marías spanyol író

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

Мариас, Хавьер испанский писатель

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-

하비에르 마리아스 스페인의 작가


マリアス, ハビエル



馬利亞斯, 哈維爾