S 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 to get to know a little bit better So these are the reasons why I liked this collection ven if it was sometimes hard due to the fact that I had no idea about some of the topics or the people he was talking about plus I have to say I do not think he was right describing the people of Venice but the reasons are xactly the same people of Venice but the reasons are xactly the same is Spanish and I am ItalianLeggere una raccolta di saggi di uno degli autori che mi piacciono uanto di pi simile
AD UN REGALO DA PARTE LORO CHE IO POSSA un regalo da parte loro che io possa ricevere Intanto perch getta nuova luce sui libri gi letti Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy e poi perch mi sembra dopo di conoscerlo un po meglio uesto credo riassuma le ragioni per cui ho apprezzato il libro Ci sono chiaramente state molte volte in cui non avevo idea di chi fossero le persone o i libri o i film che citava n posso dire di ssere d accordo sulla sua visione di Venezia dei veneziani ma per Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader entrambe le cose la ragione sta nel fatto che lui spagnolo mentre io sono italianaTHANKS NETGALLEY FOR THE PREVIEW 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 proof of this second identity in English Theditors and translators try to justify farting this out into the world but the justification can only be that Marias is Marias and people like me will buy whatever he writes with a stress on the words buy whatever he writes There is ver. Hical from football to cinema comic books to mortality to 'Why Almost No One Can Be Trusted' Trenchant and wry subversive and penetrating Marias demonstrates a dazzling intellectual vigour showing with xhilarating verve why he is so often said to be Spain's greatest living writ.
Summary Between EternitiesI m a huge fan of Marias I count him
Among My Favorite Contemporary Novelists I Found This Collection Tomy favorite contemporary novelists I found this collection to underwhelming not least because Vintage didn t dit it from British to American spelling and that the introduction by Alexis Grohmann presumed that details of Marias s novels were autobiographyThe last two sections of this book redeemed it from being pedestrian as well as the longer piece about Venice I look forward to Javier Marias s next novel This is
A Collection Of Mostly Short Pieces I M Guessing Acollection of mostly short pieces I m guessing a number of them are from his weekly newspaper column They are pleasant often Bryozoan Evolution entertaining rarely profound and a bit repetitive when assembled this way One reads these not for Marias opinions which are asserted rather than supported withvidence and are sometimes fairly random but instead for the pleasure of his Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) 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 cu 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 and picked it up before realizing it was a series of newspaper pieces andssays rather than fiction I must say it was rather a poor introduction to Marias for me While many of these pieces 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 Silvers Edge else Additionally because the. Anxhilarating 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 xaminer of the world around us an nthusiastic debunker of pretensions of. Y were grouped by topic the reader sometimes grew weary of similar topics being raised in numerous pieces read one after the next when in reality such works were published years apart from Going Berserk 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 probably would have given it only two stars but I did find twolements
"that i particularly "I particularly and that alone arn an xtra star First were the brief vignettes about
SPAIN THE STORY OF THE DEADThe story of the dead 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 funny 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 point I fully intend to direct my opponent to his Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America essay on this often misunderstood film So three stars I think is fair When I was in the library the other day I picked up one of Marias works of fiction I look forward to seeing if it s a little to my liking Reading a book ofssays written by one author I like it Every kind a polymath and a rogue This selection of his inimitable non fiction pieces are published together in English for the first timeFollowing in the Autobiography and Other Writings essayistic tradition of Montaigne Between Eternities ranges widely from the literary to the philosophical to the autobiograp.