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He experiences himself as object for the first time and hates himself. Amazon Business Service for business customers. Below he sees the man sitting alone at the pool, and goes down and strikes up a conversation.

Interesting fact is that one of the stories was written when the author was only 14 years old. The collection starts and ends with stories that mirror each other – in each the narrator listens while a stranger tells an intimate story. The stories were good, kind of discursive in ways that made me think I knew Spanish, or at least contemporary Spanish lit better, to know if this was something distinct about him or merely part of a tradition I, in the lean world of MFA workshops, I’m uneasy adopting.

Sep 15, jeremy rated it liked it Shelves: However the cover art is a great deal better than the usual ghastly black and white covers I’m used to seeing from ND, so I’ll give them credit for that. Jul 03, Dominic Stevenson rated it liked it. To ask other readers questions about While the Women Are Sleepingplease sign up.

Of which I am one. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.


If that is true, it will have to be on the strength of his other books, because this particular collection of short stories does not really stack up. Jun 23, Joshunda Sanders rated it liked it.

Is she ill, the narrator asks? Per questo, anche nella lettura di questi mavier, ho proceduto a sbalzi, tra improvvise accelerazioni e successivi nuovi rallentamenti. Enter your ellas number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the ellaas Kindle App. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Gualta —when a man meets his physical and behavioral doppelganger, he does everything he can think of to distance himself from his own biography.

Jul 06, Theresa rated it liked it. It lends itself to what other reviewers have considered the uneven nature of the stories. Mwrias feel like I’d heard a lot about Marias, but when I got to the library, this was the only title that seemed familiar.

It spans three decades of the writer’s career and reveals what is evidently a very long-standing fascination with the spooky and the supernatural. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. 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 seems to have a voice uniquely his own.

But it’s been a long time since I read a dueemen ghost story and there’s a great one in this collection that I adored. Aug 12, Jafar rated it liked it. 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.

Product details Paperback Publisher: An excellent collection of short stories. If you like stories with endings in which the endings aren’t necessarily on the paper you’ll enjoy these. Aug 12, Tom rated it really dueemen it. Most of the rest are 10 pages or less.


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He wrote his first novel, Los dominios del lobo The Dominions of the Wolfat age 17, after running away to Paris. Jul 25, Colin N. In this light, the title of the book assumes a metaphorical significance. Start reading Mientras ellas duermen Spanish Edition on your Kindle in under a minute. Celesa May 31, Language: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A writer’s been around for a while, re-releases a bunch of stuff, it takes minimal effort, and generates some interest.

Some disturbing, some spooky short stories.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Gotta love those rolling, uncoiling sentences What the Butler Said —the narrator spends a half hour trapped in an elevator with a talkative butler who dabbles in black magic.

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My favorite was the story about a man who meets another man who looks just like him in every respect, and he despises him so much that he decides to change himself; and the other man is doing th I was curious to see how a writer who can spend 50 pages on describing something that takes only five minutes does short stories. Please note that dusrmen ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to iavier reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.