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While the Women Are Sleeping by Javier…

While the Women Are Sleeping

by Javier Marías

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Have I missed something here? Judging by other readers' ratings it seems so. Nice presentation, catchy cover, shame about the contents. The stories are mercifully short, slightly angsty, the sentences hang together (credit either to the author or the translator), but all is tediously trapped in nothingness. If I want symboliste-angst I'll read and re-read Death in Venice. If I want angst in a short story, give me Roald Dahl. At least his stories were memorable. ( )
  zappa | Aug 14, 2013 |
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Celebrated as one of the greatest writers of his generation, Javier Mar?as is best known for his spy trilogy, "Your Face Tomorrow", which has been compared to Proust and hailed as one of the great modern European novels. In his first short story collection for fifteen years, beautifully translated by Margaret Jull Costa, he brings together tales which span his entire writing career from the 1960s to the present.… (more)

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