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Marías, Javier

Works: 325 works in 2,094 publications in 25 languages and 22,425 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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Most widely held works about Javier Marías
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Tomorrow in the battle think on me by Javier Marías( Book )
149 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marta has just met Victor when she invites him to dinner at her Madrid apartment while her husband is away on business. When her two-year-old son finally falls asleep, Marta and Victor retreat to the bedroom. Undressing, she feels suddenly ill; and in his arms, inexplicably, she dies. What should Victor do? Remove the compromising tape from the phone machine? Leave food for the child, for breakfast? These are just his first steps, but he soon takes matters further; unable to bear the shadows and the unknowing, Victor plunges into dark waters. And Javier Marias, Europe's master of secrets, of what lies reveal and truth may conceal, is on sure ground in this profound, quirky, and marvelous novel. "Brilliantly imagined and hugely intricate, " as La Vanguardia noted, "it is a novel one reads with enormous pleasure."
The infatuations by Javier Marías( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,445 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
Your face tomorrow by Javier Marías( Book )
101 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,421 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
All souls by Javier Marías( Book )
142 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 1,274 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."
Corazón tan blanco by Javier Marías( Book )
186 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A few months after his honeymoon, Juan Ranz still has not been able to adjust to the changes in his life. Then he finds out that Teresa, his father's first wife, committed suicide upon returning from her own honeymoon. Only one person knows why and has kept this dark secret for years
Dark back of time by Javier Marías( Book )
55 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,120 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."--BOOK JACKET
A heart so white by Javier Marías( Book )
27 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 890 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
El hombre sentimental by Javier Marías( Book )
113 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A love story
Voyage along the horizon by Javier Marías( Book )
55 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 568 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
Written lives by Javier Marías( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 520 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
The man of feeling by Javier Marías( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 456 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
Cuando fui mortal by Javier Marías( Book )
61 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 437 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
Los enamoramientos by Javier Marías( Book )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De brute moord op een Spaanse zakenman roept veel vragen op bij een vrouwelijke kennis
While the women are sleeping by Javier Marías( Book )
59 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Nouvelles
Los dominios del lobo by Javier Marías( Book )
65 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bad nature, or With Elvis in Mexico by Javier Marías( Book )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A boiled-down gem of a Marías story about how Elvis (in Acapulco to film a movie) and his hard-drinking entourage abandon their interpreter in a seedy cantina full of enraged criminals after insults start to fly. When the local kingpin demands to be told what the Americans are saying, Elvis himself delivers an even more stinging parting shot - and who has to translate that?"--Publisher's website
When I was mortal by Javier Marías( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 349 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
El siglo by Javier Marías( Book )
37 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literatura y fantasma by Javier Marías( Book )
35 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 249 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 Marías( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 239 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
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Alternative Names
Marías Franco, Javier 1951-
Marías, Javier
Marías, Javier 1951-
Marías, Javier (Marías Franco), 1951-
Marias, Khavʹer
マリアス, ハビエル
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