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Between EternitiesI m a huge fan of Marias I count him among my favorite contemporary novelists I found this collection to be underwhelming favorite contemporary novelists I found this collection to be underwhelming least because Vintage didn t edit it from British to American spelling and that the introduction by Alexis Grohmann resumed that details of Marias s novels were autobiographyThe last TWO SECTIONS OF THIS BOOK REDEEMED IT FROM BEING sections of this book redeemed it from being as well as the longer iece About Venice I Look Forward To Javier Marias S Next Venice I look forward to Javier Marias s next This is a collection of mostly short ieces I m guessing a significant number of them are from his weekly newspaper column They are leasant often entertaining rarely rofound and a bit repetitive when assembled this way One reads these not for Marias opinions which are asserted rather than supported with evidence and are sometimes fairly random but instead for the The Three Lives of Sonata James pleasure of his easy familiar delivery like sitting in conversation with an unguarded friend who watches a lot of westerns I m guessing his novels are at least a cut above this and that this is not a great introduction to understand why he is so well regarded as a literary figure My husband who is Spanish recently recommended that I read Javier Marias Several days later at the library I saw this book translated to English andicked it up before realizing it was a series of newspaper Mein Erster Mörder pieces and essays rather than fiction I must say it was rather aoor introduction to An exhilarating far ranging collection of non fiction writing from the internationally acclaimed author of A Heart So White and The InfatuationsInternationally renowned writer Javier Marias is a tireless examiner of the world around us an enthusiastic debunker of retensions of. Arias for me While many of these ieces may have been uite insightful at the time they were written without further context many of them seemed too brief and too unconnected from anything else Additionally because they were grouped by topic the reader sometimes grew weary of similar topics being raised in numerous ieces read one after the next when in reality such works were ublished years apart from each other The section grouping together some of his film criticisms included articles highlighting the same obscure films and the section with his literary criticism included similar repeated references to the same authors and works something which seemed rather unnecessarily redundant I robably would have given it only two stars but I did find two elements that I articularly loved and that alone earn an extra star First were the brief vignettes about Spain The story of the dead stork and the article about Spanish football loyalties I know it s cheap to trade on cultural stereotypes Spanish bureaucracy Spain as a nation of crazed football fanatics but he does it with #such warmth and affection that anyone who has familiarity with Spain will find these stories both very # warmth and affection that anyone who has familiarity with Spain will find these stories both very and very true Second Marias finally captured for me what I have always tried to articulate when defending It s a Wonderful Life as than just a heartwarming Christmas story Next time I challenge someone on this. Every kind a olymath and a rogue This selection of his inimitable non fiction ieces challenge someone on this. Every kind a olymath and a rogue This selection of his inimitable non fiction Black Women in White America piecesublished together in English for the first timeFollowing in the essayistic tradition of Montaigne Between Eternities ranges widely from the literary to the hilosophical to the autobiograp. ,


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Point I fully intend to direct my opponent to his essay on this often misunderstood film So three stars I think is fair When I was in on this often misunderstood film So three stars I think is fair When I was in library the other day I icked up one of Marias works of fiction I look forward to seeing if it s a little to my liking Reading a book of essays written by one author I like it is almost a gift to me because it helped to show under a new light many of the novels he wrote and to get to know him a l Marias is one of the best novelists at work today He is also apparently a tiresome bore who writes fluff for newspapers and now we have roof of this second identity in English The editors and translators try to justify farting this out into the world but the justification can only be that Marias is Marias and Monster der Woche people like me will buy whatever he writes with a stress on the words buy whatever he writes There is very little merit to the essays they tell us little about the novels that the novels don t tell us themselves and Marias is like any other author who suddenly turns into an asshole when they leave the realm of fiction Marias seems to think he s shocking the bourgeoisie but he s just tiresome take a way the irony of fictional narration and that isn t even remotely interesting It s interesting that his most recent novel in English is so mucholitically and socially astute than anything he writes in these essays I do wonder what that s all about. Hical from football to cinema comic books to mortality to 'Why Almost No One Can s all about. Hical from football to cinema comic books to mortality to 'Why Almost No One Can Trusted' Trenchant and wry subversive and enetrating Marias demonstrates a dazzling intellectual vigour showing with exhilarating verve why he is so often said to be Spain's greatest living writ. ,