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Manana en la batalla piensa en mi [Paperback]

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A married woman whose husband is in London, invites another man for dinner. The woman is feeling ill and she dies before ever becoming the man's lover. What do to with the corpse? ''Javier Marias writes with elegance, with wit and with masterful suspense, and yet for all this assurance, it is the profound ontological uncertainty at the heart of his work which makes it at once so unsettling and so true''-Michael Kerrigan, The Times Literary Supplement. Description in Spanish: Un hombre es invitado a cenar por una mujer que apenas conoce; el marido esta de viaje y el hijo pequeno en casa. Pero antes de convertirse en amante, la mujer muere y el tiene que enfrentarse con un cadaver, con el nio, con el marido ausente. Y aunque desaparece, siempre quedara obsesionado con el destino de los sobrevivientes y su propia vida se vera reflejada en los avatares de un encuentro fugaz.

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Pages   460
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.53" Width: 5.19" Height: 1.22"
Weight:   1.08 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2000
Publisher   Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN  8420442313  
ISBN13  9788420442310  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Javier Marias is an award-winning Spanish novelist. He is also a translator and columnist, as well as the current king of Redonda. He was born in Madrid in 1951 and published his first novel at the age of nineteen. He has held academic posts in Spain, the US (he was a visiting professor at Wellesley College) and Britain, as a lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University. He has been translated into 34 languages, and more than six million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. In 1997 he won the Nelly Sachs Award; the Comunidad de Madrid award in 1998; in 2000 the Grinzane Cavour Award, the Alberto Moravia Prize, and the Dublin IMPAC Award. He also won the Spanish National Translation Award in 1979 for his translation of Tristram Shandy in 1979. He was a professor at Oxford University and the Complutense of Madrid. He currently lives in Madrid.

Javier Marias was born in 1951.

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Me faltan estrellas  Jun 7, 2001
Al principio, este libro me pareció difícil de seguir, y hasta un poco aburrido. Mi primera impresión es que el autor se iba por la tangente que daba gusto. Pero seguí leyendo y al poco me di cuenta de que de tangentes nada. Este libro es como un gran concierto de pensamientos, los cuales todos se centran en un punto común. Esas tangencias o periferias están diseñadas con tal habilidad que complementan la historia sin parecer superfluas: Ruibérriz, Celia/Victoria, el Único, todos caracteres bien perfilados, con mucho color, y las citas entremezcladas en el texto, las escenas de películas, todos contribuyendo a realzar una trama ya de por sí apasionante. El protagonista se debate entre decisiones tomadas y asumidas, y sus diálogos consigo mismo son de lo mejor que he leido en la literatura española en mucho tiempo.

El final es imprevisible. Cuando ya pensaba que sabía por dónde iban los tiros, en el último momento me llevé una sorpresa. Qué irónica puede ser la vida, qué carcajadas se pega a nuestra costa (o en este caso a costa de Deán).

Las notas adicionales (otra sorpresa que no descubrí hasta el final) son muy interesantes, y si ya por entonces me cabía alguna duda del pedazo de escritor que es Javier Marías, ahí se me borraron por completo. Esta novela es para no perdérsela.

One of the best books I've ever read  Feb 7, 2001
I have read four novels by Marías so far, all of them are great, but this one is the best by far. I wouldn't call it a "mystery/thriller", it is a novel about decisions one's takes and it's implications, about unevitable things and about death. The technique is impressive, recurring phrases that seem trivial at first and make more sense every time they are mentioned. Shakespeare's quotes applied to the situations. If you would read only one book by Marías, read this one.
Magnificent book by one of the best current Spanish writers  Aug 4, 2000
The book is a magnificent piece of literature, an outstanding sample of the combination of styles and rhythms that makes of Marias one of the best current Spanish writers. Although frequently criticised in Spanish literary cliques, the very particular sense of humour and recurring style of Marias is captivating. Having a kind of film noir story background, Marias creates a set of curiously charming characters that develop through a catching story line. Special mention to a superb scene that features the king of Spain, Juan Carlos I, unfortunately not at the reach of non-Spaniard readers. Do not miss it, especially if you can read the original Spanish prose.

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