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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Javier Marías; Esther Allen
|ISBN:||0811214664 9780811214667 0811215709 9780811215701|
|Description:||336 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 21 cm|
|Other Titles:||Negra espalda del tiempo.|
|Responsibility:||Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen.|
"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.