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Cuando Fui Mortal / When I Was Mortal (Punto De Lectura, 4) (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 2000

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An admirable book that anyone would wish they had written. -- Guillermo Cabrera Infante, El País

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Suma (June 1, 2000)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8495501422
  • ISBN-13: 978-8495501424
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,941,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Javier Marías is an award-winning Spanish novelist. He is also a translator and columnist, as well as the current king of Redonda. He was born in Madrid in 1951 and published his first novel at the age of nineteen. He has held academic posts in Spain, the US (he was a visiting professor at Wellesley College) and Britain, as a lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University. He has been translated into 34 languages, and more than six million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. In 1997 he won the Nelly Sachs Award; the Comunidad de Madrid award in 1998; in 2000 the Grinzane Cavour Award, the Alberto Moravia Prize, and the Dublin IMPAC Award. He also won the Spanish National Translation Award in 1979 for his translation of Tristram Shandy in 1979. He was a professor at Oxford University and the Complutense of Madrid. He currently lives in Madrid.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
Here is a dozen of novels written by Javier Marias, one of the most famous spanish writer in our days. All these works are written under the obsession of the Death and the characters are in a kind of hesitation. And those characters are very attractive. Observation of them by narrator is also very refined and there is a fragment of fetism deep under. You may get lost in the World of J.M. where images of Death construct spirals. Some of his writings are already translated by an brilliant translator, M. J. Costa but anyway, those who happened to have the opportunity to learn a bit of Spanish language may find some pleasure reading this. Give it a shot!
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By A Customer on December 5, 2000
Format: Paperback
This volume contains 12 stories by Javier Marias, who is the most famous writer in Spain and winning many prizes for his work. All stories are based on the extraordinal situations and but once you start reading, you can not stop it as he writes so elegantly.
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