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All Souls by Javier Marías (tr. Margaret Jull Costa)

First published in Spanish in 1989, All Souls is my third Marías (you can read my thoughts on the other two here: A Heart So White… 1,546 more words

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Wszystkie dusze

Kilka dni przed wyjazdem pamiętam mętnie, wszystko zlewa się (jak to bywa z pamięcią) w jedna mleczna zupę. Z jedynie kilkoma wyraźnymi ukłuciami. Na przykład ojciec mi się kompletnie rozkleił. 448 more words


it gladdens me, saddens me, pleases me


also, for example.
in life not only in work. 

(Everything is travelling towards its own dissolution and is lost and few things leave any trace, especially if they are never repeated, if they happen only once and never recur, the same happens with those things that install themselves too comfortably and recur day after day, again and again, they leave no trace either.)

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Finishing my #TBR20 – a few reflections

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been tagging my recent reviews with #TBR20. You may have heard about this initiative on twitter, or read about it posts by other bloggers ( 1,281 more words

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European Literature Night 2015

Contemporary European literature will have a night in the spotlight in a multitude (75, as it turns out) of Czech and European cities on Wednesday, May 13, as public readings will be taking place from a wide variety of works and in an assortment of interesting locations for… 252 more words


Triple Choice Tuesday: JacquiWine's Journal

Welcome to Triple Choice Tuesday. This is where I ask some of my favourite bloggers, writers and readers to share the names of three books that mean a lot to them. 670 more words

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Percebes o lechugas o taburetes por Javier Marías


 Percebes o lechugas o taburetes

Javier Marías

“El titular no podía ser más triste para quienes pasamos ratos magníficos en esos establecimientos: “Cada día cierran dos librerías en España”. 973 more words