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Negra espalda del tiempo [Paperback]

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A lost bullet, a tragedy in Havana, a mercenary-pilot, a one-eyed man, and the memories of a narrator all play a part in the mysterious masterpiece. Everuthing fits into this world, the unthinkable and what destiny brings.

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Pages   404
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1998
Publisher   Aguilar
ISBN  8420483834  
ISBN13  9788420483832  

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More About Javier Marias

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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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > English
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Untranslated > Spanish
4Books > Subjects > Mystery & Thrillers > General
5Books > Subjects > Mystery & Thrillers > Mystery > General

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Negra Espalda del Tiempo  Dec 14, 1999
Es una super-original novela sobre una novela, sus avatares y odiseas. Es un relato, aparentemente ficción, sobre el oficio de escribir novelas, relatado en un lenguaje sugestivo pero a la vez directo. De acuerdo, Marías merece el Premio Nobel de Literatura!
La novela de la novela  Aug 30, 1999
Una narración interesante sobre el proceso de gestación de "Todas las almas", una de sus mejores novelas. Conocemos aquí las fuentes de documentación que empleó, sus andanzas para conseguir datos fiables, sus peleas literarias y cinematográficas y varias anécdotas sobre el mundillo cultural madrileño. La novela puede parecer atrayente por el reconocido estilo de Marías, por su maestría en la narración, por su demorada sintaxis, que revela a un gran fabulador, pero el argumento resulta totalmente anodino e intrascendente, y únicamente a los "entendidos" en esos mundillos les puede gratificar su lectura. Ciertamente, esta metanovela no ha conseguido ser una novela. Sólo para mitómanos de Javier Marías.
An intelligent and innovative novel.  May 9, 1999
The best written and most ironical and intelligent novel I've read recently. Reflexions on writing, fiction vs reality, life and time are brought together in a new narrative discourse calling for a new type of reader. Javier Marias is by far one of the best Spanish narrative writers today.
Javier Marías se merece el próximo Nobel de Literatura!  Apr 12, 1999
Negra Espalda del Tiempo es una novela inteligente, muy inteligente. Y fascinante. Es la novela de una novela, es la novela de Todas las Almas (All souls), escrita por Javier Marías en 1988 sobre la vida adocenada de Oxford y sus dons, o profesores, una auténtica historia de amor. Negra Espalda del Tiempo, pese a su vínculo umbilical con All Souls, se puede leer sola, quiero decir, sin necesidad de haber leído la otra novela, porque es tan fuerte la inventiva, perspicacia y sutileza del autor, que se defiende por sí misma, ¡y de qué manera! Recomiendo su lectura en español. ¡Ya!

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