Between eternities and other writings / Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa ; edited with an introduction by Alexis Grohmann
- Introduction / by Alexis Grohmann -- A borrowed dream -- Air-ships -- The lederhosen -- An unknowable mystery -- Ghosts and antiquities -- The invading library -- Uncle Jesús -- Old friends -- I'm going to have fun -- Chaberí -- The most conceited of cities -- The keys of wisdom -- Venice, an interior -- Noises in the night -- The modest case of the dead stork -- Lady with bombs -- A horrific nightmare -- No narrative shame -- All in our imagination -- The weekly return to childhood -- Why almost no one can be trusted -- In praise of the egoist -- All too few -- Damned artists! -- Dusty spectacle -- My favourite book -- This childish task -- For me alone to read -- Hating The Leopard -- Writing a little more -- Roving with a compass -- Who is who? -- Time machines -- The isolated writer -- Too much snow -- The much-persecuted spirit of Joseph Conrad -- The improbably ghost of Juan Benet -- The hero's dreadful fate -- Riding time -- Travelling between eternities -- A hero from 1957 -- Those who are still here -- Why don't they come back? -- Music for the eyes -- Earthly sighs -- The man who appeared to want nothing -- The supernatural master of the world -- What if you had never been born? -- The ghost and Mrs. Muir.
- "A new, exhilarating collection of critical and personal writings--spanning more than twenty years of work--from the internationally renowned author of The Infatuations and A Heart So White. A Vintage Books Original. Javier Marías is a tireless examiner of the world around us: essayist, novelist, translator, voracious reader, enthusiastic debunker of pretension, and vigorous polymath. He is able to discover what many of us fail to notice or have never put into words, and he keeps looking long after most of us have turned away. This new collection of essays--by turns literary, philosophical, and autobiographical--journeys from the crumbling canals of Venice to the wide horizons of the Wild West, and Marías captures each new vista with razor-sharp acuity and wit. He explores, with characteristic relish, subjects ranging from soccer to classic cinema, from comic books and toy soldiers to mortality and memory, from "The Most Conceited of Cities" to "Why Almost No One Can Be Trusted, " making each brilliantly and inimitably his own. Trenchant and wry, subversive and penetrating, Between Eternities is a collection of dazzling intellectual curiosity, offering a window into the expansive mind of the man so often said to be Spain's greatest living writer"--
- 9781101972113 paperback and 1101972114 paperback
- "A Vintage International original"--Title page verso.
- Bibliography Note:
- INcludes bibliographical references (pages 243-247).
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries); 2018
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