Tags » Javier Marias

Happy Birthday To Me.... (or rather, an excuse for more books!)

Yes, more books have arrived and been loaded onto the shelves in the past two weeks. And since I do find it hard (believe me, I do) to justify this massive addition so soon after the even more… 459 more words

Diaries & Letters

The Infatuations

The Infatuations is absorbing, unnerving, compulsive and curious.  Javier Marías has created a deeply interior, psychological mystery that frustrates as much as it mesmerises, drawing us into a voyeuristic, morally ambiguous landscape. 551 more words


Snippet: American anthology of Spanish-language fiction

It was put on sale already in September 2014: A Thousand Forests in One Acorn, by Valerie Miles.

Some information by the publisher:

A Thousand Forests in One Acorn: An Anthology of Spanish-Language Fiction… 66 more words

Novels in Translation: A Link to 5 Choices

All of the choices described in this great post from Knopf Doubleday are fantastic novels, and their translations come highly recommended. Read the piece and add a new book to your “To Read” list. 25 more words


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

The old has gone, and the new has come.  As usual, I didn’t managed to read quite as many books as I had wanted to, but bought a good deal more books than I had planned for, in the past year. 244 more words


A passage to ponder:

That’s what I want to know,” I said. “Now what?” The only way of escaping from that question is not by repeating it but by not allowing it to exist, by not asking it or allowing anyone else to ask it of you.

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