Los enamoramientos

Los enamoramientos am Ebook A young woman ish works in a publishing house in Madrid She has coffee every morning and for several years overhears conversations of a couple with their two y

Los enamoramientos am Ebook A young woman (30-ish) works in a publishing house in Madrid. She has coffee every morning and for several years overhears conversations of a couple with their two young children who frequent the same café. They never interact but she thinks of them as “the perfect couple.” She doesn’t know it yet but they notice her too and call her “the prudent young woman.” One day she sees in the newspaper that the married man was murdered by a crazy knife-wielding homeless man. Sometime later she sees the widow by herself and goes up to her and offers condolences and eventually meets her at her home. At the widow’s home she meets a friend of the family and gets romantically involved with him. This is where the real story starts. She learns that there’s a lot more to the murder. Her world is rocked and what she comes to know creates a number of moral dilemmas for her. It’s a story of love, death, fate, memory, guilt, obsession, chance and coincidence. It’s a study too of a woman going through the stages of grief.Marias may be the best contemporary author from Spain. (I phrase it that way to distinguish between writers from Spain and Latin American Spanish authors). I’ve read and reviewed two other works by Marias - Written Lives and Dark Back of Time. Some example of his writing and passages that I liked:“Writers are, for the most part, strange individuals. They get up in exactly the same state of mind as when they went to bed, thinking about imaginary things, which, despite being purely imaginary, take up most of their time.” When one suffers a misfortune, “the effects on the victim far outlast the patience of those prepared to listen and accompany her, unconditional support never lasts very long once it has become tinged with monotony.” “The only people who do not fail or let us down are those who are snatched from us, the only ones we don’t drop are those who abruptly disappear and so have no time to cause us pain or disappointment.” “…there is nothing more tempting than to surrender yourself to someone else, even if only in your imagination, and to make his problems your own and to submerge yourself in his existence, which, because it is not yours, seems easier to bear.” Despite the heavy theme, Marias writes with humor:Of a group of writers she takes to dinner on business: “…most of the guests looked strangely like flamenco artistes, and my main fear was that they might whip out their guitars from some strange hiding place and start singing loudly, between courses.”His upper lip became caught on his gums and “he made some rather strange rodent-like movements with his lips.”“…he was wearing an argyle sweater, the kind of glasses a rapist or a maniac might wear…”This is prescient, written in 2011 long before any recent elections: “…the greatest imbecile and the greatest rogue [may] gain a landslide victory from a population mesmerized by baseness or perhaps driven by a suicidal desire to be deceived…” Marias gives us some local color of Madrid and scatters references to works by Balzac and Dumas. This is well-written and very literary. I’m giving it a 5 and adding it to my favorites. Photo of cafe in Madrid from wheretraveler.comPhoto of the author from newstatesman.com . La ltima vez que vi a Miguel Desvern o Deverne fue tambi n la ltima que lo vio su mujer, Luisa, lo cual no dej de ser extra o y quiz injusto, ya que ella era eso, su mujer, y yo era en cambio una desconocida As comienza Los enamoramientos, la nueva novela de Javier Mar as, consagrado como uno de los mejores novelistas contempor neos Mar a Dolz, la narradora y pro La ltima vez que vi a Miguel Desvern o Deverne fue tambi n la ltima que lo vio su mujer, Luisa, lo cual no dej de ser extra o y quiz injusto, ya que ella era eso, su mujer, y yo era en cambio una desconocida As comienza Los enamoramientos, la nueva novela de Javier Mar as, consagrado como uno de los mejores novelistas contempor neos Mar a Dolz, la narradora y protagonista, s lo supo su nombre cuando apareci su foto en el peri dico, apu alado y medio descamisado y a punto de convertirse en un muerto lo ltimo de lo que se debi de dar cuenta fue de que lo acuchillaban por confusi n y sin causa.Con una prosa profunda y cautivadora, esta novela reflexiona sobre el estado de enamoramiento, considerado casi universalmente como algo positivo e incluso redentor a veces, tanto que parece justificar casi todas las cosas las acciones nobles y desinteresadas, pero tambi n los mayores desmanes y ruindades.Los enamoramientos es tambi n un libro sobre la impunidad y sobre la horrible fuerza de los hechos sobre la inconveniencia de que los muertos pudieran volver, por mucho que se los haya llorado y que en apariencia nada se deseara tanto como su regreso, o al menos que siguieran vivos tambi n sobre la imposibilidad de saber nunca la verdad cabalmente, ni siquiera la de nuestro pensamiento, oscilante y variable siempre.. Popular Ebook Los enamoramientos A murderer, nothing more.Truth is not always an easy thing to come by. Any event that occurs reaches our ears and eyes from a vast assortment of new media, eyewitnesses, and other second-hand accounts, each with their own unique perspectives and agendas that all encode the same message into infinitely variable packages of information. We all become amateur detectives, sifting through the various accounts to decipher what we choose to believe, and thus creating our own unique perspectives of an event that we will inevitably pass along through our interactions and conversations with others. Javier Marías’ 2013 novel, Los Enamoramientos—re-dressed as The Infatuations to best accommodate the English language—is an incredible exploration of the detective work we all must undergo when attempting to deduct any semblance of truth about even the most seemingly common of tragedies that cross our paths. What is truly astounding is Marías' ability to create a novel with the exciting two-faced dealings and baffling plot twists typically found in fast action, blood-soaked thrillers out of a collaboration of scenes mainly comprised of late-night dialogues over a glass of wine in a quiet living room. Through a re-examination of Marías' standard themes of mortality and language, The Infatuations explores with prodigious depth the effects of death on the surrounding survivors lives as well as the labyrinthine complexities of trying to understand material reality through the fallible and distorted words of others.Irreversible, unpredictable death casts its grim shadow across every page of the novel. Maria, the young female narrator working for a modern publishing house learns that the husband of a loving and attractive couple whom she has studied and admired from afar for years during her daily breakfast at a Madrid café has been brutally stabbed to death by a homeless man in a vacant street beneath the indifferent night sky. The reader follows Maria as the lives of the friends and family to the deceased Miguel enfolding around her while she plunges inwards towards the murder, each bestowing upon her their unique attitudes regarding death. Through the widow we see experience the loneliness and the shock of having an essential extension of their livelihoods stricken from existence, while through Javier—the deceased’s closest friend—we are treated to a seemingly calloused yet realistic perspective that those left alive must soldier forth and not bemoan past sorrows that inevitably shape us into the person we are at present. We mourn our father, for example, but we are left with a legacy, his house, his money and his worldly goods, which we would have to give back to him were he to return, which would put us in a very awkward position and cause us great distress. We might mourn a wife or a husband, but sometimes we discover, although this may take a while, that we live more happily and more comfortably without them or, if we are not too advanced in years, that we can begin anew, with the whole of humanity at our disposal, as it was when we were young; the possibility of choosing without making the old mistakes; the relief of not having to put up with certain annoying habits, because there is always something that annoys us about the person who is always there, at our side or in front or behind or ahead, because marriage surrounds and encircles. We mourn a great writer or a great artist when he or she dies, but there is a certain joy to be had from knowing that the world has become a little more vulgar and a little poorer, and that our own vulgarity and poverty will thus be better hidden or disguised; that he or she is no longer there to underline our own relative mediocrity; that talent in general has taken another step towards disappearing from the face of the earth or slipping further back into the past, from which it should never emerge, where it should remain imprisoned so as not to affront us except perhaps retrospectively, which is less wounding and more bearable. I am speaking of the majority, of course, not everyone.While we mourn the lives that have been snuffed out, Javier posits that we must look to the future, the future left to those still retaining a pulse, and make the best of what we have. Our lives are a culmination of each event we experience and our lives are fragile and ephemeral, we should not waste the opportunities we have before the great mystery of death closes it’s inevitable curtains on our story. This viewpoint is initially jarring, however, as light is shed on the motives and character of Javier, we see that the opinions one holds reflect those that are in the best interest of the beholder—we rationalize our reality to accommodate our actions. What is aesthetically pleasing of this European edition of the novel is the thick black pages that precede and follow the novel, as well as the black hardback, which seem to reflect Javier’s presumed belief of death as being a void-like eternity mirroring the time we spend before birth. The novel itself then becomes the interactions of life between the bookends of eternity.While we miss and long for those gone before us, the return of a person thought deceased may not be the happy reunion we all would fantasize it to be. Through a dissection of Balzac’s Le Colonel Chabert, Javier expounds the disastrous implications of such a from-the-grave return to Maria.The worst thing that can happen to anyone, worse than death itself, and the worst thing one can make others dois to return from the place from which no one returns, to come back to life at the wrong time, when you are no longer expected, when it is too late and inappropriate, when the living have assumed you are over and done with and have continued or taken up their lives again, leaving no room for you at all.Our deaths become just another event, and life is made for moving on. Maria also offers her own dissertation into the return of one thought dead, reciting passages form The Three Musketeers when Athos’ fleur-de-lys adorned wife returns, seemingly from the grave in which he thought he had put her, as a sinful, murderous villain aligned with the enemy. We all play our part in the human comedy, but sometimes when our role has been written out of the lives of others, it is best to remain in the wings and not to reemerge, for our return, brining with it a heavy weight of former selves, no longer has a place in their lives now altered and reshaped by the hands of time. What is important to note is that these are truths held by the characters, and for reasons held hidden in their hearts but offer glimpses into their true motivations. Maria knows her affair with Javier has an expiration date, and that his real aim is with Luisa, the widow, for why else would he preach the importance of putting the dead behind us?I would never know more than what he told me, and so I would never know anything for sure…Language is central to any work of Marías, and the plot is a convenient vessel in which he can explore the intricacies of words. Jorge Luis Borges once said that ‘language is an artificial system which has nothing to do with reality.’ ¹ Borges often examined the dualities of existence, the universe of physical material and action, and the universe of words, the latter being the method in which we attempts to convey the former. However, language can only probe essence of physical reality, can only build a model or imperfect mirror of it, and can never accurately reconstruct reality aside from giving a cathartic experience. With The Infatuations, Marías explores such imperfections and their effect on our attempts to reach any sort of truth. When someone speaks, they encode their message, their beliefs and intentions, into words, which are they decoded by the receiver. Each party exists in their own realm of perspectives built from preconceived opinions, agendas and experiences that must inevitably interact with their packaging and unpacking of any message, refurbishing it to our particular (and often subconscious) needs. Each message we receive shapes our opinions, from framing a new idea in our mid, reinforcing a previous belief, to offering contradictory or supplemental information that will alter our previous opinions. Marías delivers his novel in a method that takes the reader on a turbulent ride of altering opinions all filtered through the mind of the narrator. Long ‘what if’ scenarios play out in her mind, lengthy and engrossing enough for the reader to lower their guard and allow the information to shape their opinions, and the opinions formed then meet with actual interactions of the character. The preconceived notions constructed towards characters like Javier latch on to anything congruous and gives the reader a sense that they understand his motives and intentions. However, once new information accrues, we must reassess what we know, or think we know, as the truth wiggles and squirms just beyond our outstretched fingertips.Everything becomes a story and ends up drifting about in the same sphere, and then it’s hard to differentiate between what really happened and what is pure invention. Everything becomes a narrative and sounds fictitious even if it’s true.As soon as we attempt to place material reality into words, we create a story, a unique perspective on an event tainted by our words and opinions. Even recounting mundane events forms a narrative of events that give a spin on reality. Truth is an unobtainable purity, like an asymptote it is something that we can reach for but never truly touch; the closest we can come to it through all our reshaping of opinions with each new version we encounter, is simply our own perspective of truth which, due to language, can never fully be the ideal 'truth' of events. Maria, and the reader must question any new information that is told to them, or heard in fragments through a closed bedroom door. What becomes particularly perplexing is realizing that everything the reader receives only occurs through the mind of Maria, and the reader must then not only run through the possible motives of those speaking to Maria, but also assess the motives and perspectives of Maria herself.El enamoramiento - the state of falling or being in love, or perhaps infatuation. I’m referring to the noun, the concept… it’s very rare to have a weakness, a genuine weakness for someone, and for that someone to provoke in us that feeling of weakness. That’s the determining factor, they break down our objectivity and disarm us in perpetuity, so that we can in over every dispute…Who can be sure that any character is acting rationally, speaking truthfully, assessing any situation accurately, when their eyes are clouded by infatuation? While a murder and the mystery of why it occurred is central to the plot, the answers are superfluous; it is the examination of the attempt towards the answers, the probing of truth, that Marías parades in eloquent speech and ponderous musings for the reader to satisfy themselves upon. It is the deduction of each jigsaw piece, the faith in our ability to read others, the emotion of the chase and the game, that shines in incredible glory from each page of the novel. The reader is constantly met with discussions of perspectives and different ‘versions’ of truth, from varying translations and editions of Don Quixote, contradictory eyewitness testimonies of Miguel’s murder, to interesting artistic interpretations of Adam And Eve.As in each Marías novel, the narrator and those around them are compelled to spill their stories; there is an utter compulsion to speak and let their version of the truth be heard. In Marías ‘ phenomenal novel Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me, he highlights this desire to step out of the shadows and share what lurks within the dark recesses of the mind and heart. [T]hey have merely been overcome or motivated by weariness and a desire to be whole, by their inability to continue lying or keeping silent, to go on remembering what they experienced and did as well as what they imagined, to go on remembering their transformed or invented lives as well as those they actually lived, to forget what really happened and to replace it with a fiction.These truths, or half-truths, are itching to come to life, and once they are spoken, they become the property of all those who have heard them, free to be reshaped by perspectives and passed along through endless permutations of fact and fiction. As Maria recounts her journey inward, she tells of characters as they attempt to distance themselves from the murder. However, can putting more versions of the truth between oneself and an event truly remove them from the violence? Does distancing oneself through chance remove responsibility? What is especially interesting to examine is that each opinion expressed is a reflection of the Teller. Maria, a character of Javier Marias, often paints in broad strokes while describing the motives and inner workings of women. This is initially troublesome, especially as women are depicted as subservient beings that pine after men and hang on their every action, giving the book a bit of a sexist taste. However, when remembering that these opinions belong to those of Maria, a character that just so happens to be rather submissive and infatuated as best serves the nature of the novel, it becomes understandable that she would assume that her feelings and actions are a generic representation of other women. As expressed in Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me, ‘our idea of justice changes according to our needs, and we always think that what we need is equivalent to what is just.’ ² Maria’s opinions on women serve to support her own needs, justifying her actions by believing that it is just the way people act.While the journey is a bit rocky and certain aspects seem distasteful or cumbersome when they first occur, this is a novel that rewards the patient as everything is eventually weaved together to form an impressively poignant final amalgamation of the individual parts. Marías once again proves himself a master of language, with fantastic flowing discussions of death and carefully crafted sentences that ensure their linguistic subtleties will survive the repacking of translation. There are a few comical moments discussing authors, and a few vitriolic stabs at pretentious contemporary writing trends, that bring Marías’ own job as a translator at a publishing house to mind and wonder where his inspirations came from (there are a few jabs seemingly directed at himself as well that are sure to bring a smile). Despite having a slow burning story packed with philosophical reflections, this novel is full of incredible twists and turns that will keep the reader feverishly flipping the pages. This is a fantastic novel, but is best suited to those who are already familiar with Javier Marías.4/5‘There’s nothing like sharing round the guilt if you want to emerge from a murky situation smelling of roses.’¹ A translation of this clip The following discussion on Borges in this review relies heavily on ideas expressed in stories such as Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius. ² As well as re-examining several themes from TitBToM, fans of the author will be glad to see the return of Ruibérriz de Torres (also spotlighted in Bad Nature, or With Elvis in Mexico). Marias seemingly makes Madrid his own Yoknapatawpha through his reoccurring characters and themes that bring the streets and underworld of his fictional Madrid to life and allow the reader repeat visits.I highly recommend reading Mike's (who first introduced me to this wonderful author), as well as Garima's fantastic reviews. It was a pleasure reading and discussing this book together.
Los enamoramientos Spanish Edition Los enamoramientos is such a good story filled with great insights about human relations, life and death If you are not familiar with his work you will not regret it at all and of course if you are already passionate about Maras style this story will delight you. Los enamoramientos by Javier Maras Los enamoramientos book Read , reviews from the world s largest community for readers La ltima vez que vi a Miguel Desvern o Deverne fue tambin Los enamoramientos Quotes by Javier Maras Javier Maras, Los enamoramientos tags fiction, truth likes Like The bad thing about terrible misfortunes, the kind that tear us apart and appear to be unendurable, is that those who suffer them believe or almost demand that the world should end right there, and yet the world pays no heed and carries on regardless and even tugs at Los enamoramientos Spanish to English Translation Translate Los enamoramientos See authoritative translations of Los enamoramientos in English with example sentences and audio pronunciations. LOS ENAMORAMIENTOS JAVIER MARIAS FRANCO OhLibro Los enamoramientoses es, adems, un un libro sobre la impunidad, sobre la aterradora potencia de los hechos y sobre la inconveniencia de recordar aquello que tanto se embellece en las ancdotas hasta el punto de quebrar para siempre el acceso a la verdad. Los Enamoramientos Javier Marias Israel Jorge Los Enamoramientos Javier Marias

  1. Javier Mar as was born in Madrid His father was the philosopher Juli n Mar as, who was briefly imprisoned and then banned from teaching for opposing Franco Parts of his childhood were spent in the United States, where his father taught at various institutions, including Yale University and Wellesley College His mother died when Javier was 26 years old He was educated at the Colegio Estudio in Madrid.Mar as began writing in earnest at an early age The Life and Death of Marcelino Iturriaga , one of the short stories in While the Women are Sleeping 2010 , was written when he was just 14 He wrote his first novel, Los dominios del lobo The Dominions of the Wolf , at age 17, after running away to Paris Mar as operates a small publishing house under the name of Reino de Redonda He also writes a weekly column in El Pa s An English version of his column La Zona Fantasma is published in the monthly magazine The Believer.

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  1. A young woman 30 ish works in a publishing house in Madrid She has coffee every morning and for several years overhears conversations of a couple with their two young children who frequent the same caf They never interact but she thinks of them as the perfect couple She doesn t know it yet but they notice her too and call her the prudent young woman One day she sees in the newspaper that the married man was murdered by a crazy knife wielding homeless man Sometime later she sees the widow by hers [...]


  2. A murderer, nothing .Truth is not always an easy thing to come by Any event that occurs reaches our ears and eyes from a vast assortment of new media, eyewitnesses, and other second hand accounts, each with their own unique perspectives and agendas that all encode the same message into infinitely variable packages of information We all become amateur detectives, sifting through the various accounts to decipher what we choose to believe, and thus creating our own unique perspectives of an event t [...]


  3. I was moving this week, so I m farther away from this than I wanted to be when I wrote this, but I can assure you that the strongest of my impressions have lasted enough to give you the gist of why I was so disappointed in this.My major issue is, overall, that this is the sort of book that gives literary fiction a bad name This is exactly the sort of thing that is the basis for pretension puncturing parodies with melodramatic lighting and unnecessarily florid language that people point to when y [...]


  4. The Infatuations , written by Spanish writer, Javier Marias, begins with a murder It s brilliantly and seductively written with mesmerizing passages on every page There was even a very powerful passage about a mother who clearly loves her children but just can t cope with them at the moment wishes she didn t have to as they weighed too much on her Her husband was dead with two small children this passage went on powerfully for pages I thought about my mother, when I, too, was 4 years old and her [...]


  5. With a delicately eerie depth of intelligence and using a hypnotic style Javier Mar as weaves a skillful and deceiving story set in the heart of modern Madrid involving a murder, the reasons for, and the aftermath But for anyone hoping for a thrilling crime mystery you will end up disappointed, and I feel some negative reviews are not wholly the fault of the book itself, but rather people are to believe it s something along those lines when clearly it is not This is not a thriller, no where near [...]


  6. You could say that I wished them all the best in the world, as if they were characters in a novel or a film for whom one is rooting right from the start, knowing that something bad is going to happen to them, that at some point, things will go horribly wrong, otherwise there would be no novel or film They were the brief, modest spectacle that lifted my mood before I went to work at the publishing house to wrestle with my megalomaniac boss and his horrible authors.So is the sentiment expressed by [...]


  7. It s quite shameful the way reality imposes no limits on itself.The questions about life and death are quite contrasting While we hardly ask about how someone is born, the news of someone s death is almost always followed by the question of How Apart from satiating our curiosity and mellow down the shock of the news, there is a sense of relief we try to find in the answers And to be honest, such news is not always unpleasant especially when the death is caused due to some natural causes in unnat [...]


  8. Una novela literaria que requiere un lector atento Tiene suspenso, pero el argumento es lo de menos, lo que m s interesa es la filosof a del autor.



  9. God, I love reading A good novel one of the greatest pleasures that we get in this life, and fuck you everyone who helped me forget that, and God bless you Javier Mar as for making me remember.Okay, so I just invoked the Lord s name twice in one small paragraph, which must mean I m a bit worked up I don t know if I can convey how much I enjoyed this book, but beyond that, what a profound relief it was for me to enjoy it so much, now.I m coming up on the closing end of an MFA program While in sum [...]


  10. A Gender of Her OwnMarias first person narrator is a woman, Maria with neither his accent, his s nor his balls.It s tempting to read this novel, preoccupied by the search for evidence that this is a foolish narrative device e.g the fear that we might find sentences like a gust of cold air made my nipples hard, which, rest assured, doesn t appear within However, such a quest would really only deprive the reader of the pleasure of the text.It s true that the novel reads very much like Marias other [...]


  11. I had such high hopes for this The reviews have been glowing Everyone seemed to be talking about it And I ve been trying to read translations At first the premise and subject matter seemed promising and the first few extended conversations were quite interesting.But then Blah blah blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah The talking and talking and talking and then thinking internal talking and talking and talking Please I m drowning in the middle of sentences that are paragraphs long And para [...]


  12. I love reading novels that form vigorously divided yes no camps among my favorite reviewers It immediately intrigues me when I see frenzied entreaties to read something coupled with impassioned panning, especially when these differences of opinion aren t easily equated to simple individual stylistic tastes, like the oft seen tendency of some post modern writers to indulge in long winded tangents over emotional minutia disrupts the flow of the narrative for me to an insurmountable extent or Hemin [...]


  13. Withdrawn from South Dublin Libraries Clondalkin BranchTranslated by Margaret Jull CostaDescription The Infatuations is a metaphysical murder mystery and a stunningly original literary achievement by Javier Mar as, the internationally acclaimed author of A Heart So White and Your Face Tomorrow.Every day, Mar a Dolz stops for breakfast at the same caf And every day she enjoys watching a handsome couple who follow the same routine Then one day they aren t there, and she feels obscurely bereft.It i [...]


  14. I know I know you are looking at those stars and saying Tja Typical But let me plead clemency by claiming somewhere between three and four and to be highly recommended by such reviews as this, forthcoming from the Marias Man of the Moment this, a discerning and appreciative reflection andthis undoubtedly scholarly and analytical appraisal.If even half of what is printed in the name of publishing were of the quality of Marias prose, laments about the dearth of decent reading material would reduce [...]



  15. You guys oh no I accidentally abandoned this book I mean, it wasn t actually an accident I just came to the unignorable conclusion after 90ish pages that opening this book had become like being in one of those dreams where every part of your body is SO HEAVY that you can t even wiggle a single toe Every time I thought about picking this up, suddenly I was rearranging the condiments in my fridge or mindlessly scrolling through Instagrams I d already looked at like four times And I can t even real [...]


  16. They sat here before The Chambers Awash in the overheated humidity, pomade, the dense artificial freshening scent Moments before, an objection had been raised out there.So, Sam, whatwhat can you give me Gruesome over here objected to my objection.You know he s right Ned You can t object to an objection If I were to allow that then one of you would object to that and the objections would go on until we could no see them I m still not sure what your case is Sam He rolled out his arms beneath the [...]


  17. Javier Mar as tiene un estilo muy particular Tengo la suerte de conectar perfectamente con l, y la lectura de sus obras se me hace rapid sima e interesante Conozco a gente que nunca ha podido acabar un libro suyo Como siempre, al hilo de una historia, Mar as aprovecha para la reflexi n y analiza aspectos cotidianos de la vida que me hacen decir constantemente eso ya lo hab a pensado yo Sus reflexiones, su l gica, se parecen tanto a la m a, que me parece estar escuchando mi propio pensamiento.La [...]


  18. uma narrativa bel ssima que nos absorve e nos evola que parte de uma tem tica, para muitos inabord vel que, quando surge como assunto de conversa entre um grupo, torna se para essas pessoas tema dilacerante, evit vel, onde sempre haver algu m que dir mudemos de assunto , porque todos os temas da condi o humana podem e devem ser discutidos, analisados, criticados ou sintetizados nas suas defini es mais banais, menos aquele que, talvez de t o certo, de t o presente, de t o inexor vel, de t o inevi [...]


  19. Mar as chooses a female character, Maria, to narrate this European style psychological thriller with a slow reveal that turns on a dime in the final chapters Maria works in a publishing company and every day on her break from work she sees an intriguing couple, married, having coffee together They look so happy and in love that Maria finds herself looking forward to seeing them in the coffee shop Sometimes she overhears scraps of conversation and pieces together a life for them without them taki [...]


  20. a da spanyol yazar Javier Marias tan okudu um ilk kitap oldu bu roman Derin, felsefi bir a k ve cinayet roman Asl nda bu tan m da kitab n tam hakk n vermiyor M thi bir tempoda ba l yor, okuyan i ine ekiyor ve daha sonra farkl katmanlar i inde ya am n ve l m n anlam , lenin ard nda kalanlar n ya am tercihleri, duygusal ili kilerdeki e itsizlikler, i lenen su lar n nas l has ralt edilebildi i veya hakl g sterilebildi i gibi kavramlar zerine d nd r yor arp c da bir finali var Bazen ger ekleri fazla [...]


  21. E er bir l sevdi imiz bir ki i geri d necek olursa tavr m z ne olur Onsuz hayata belki de tekrar ba lam ken, onsuzlu a al m ken, onun l m nden t r maddi durumumuz belki de hat r say l r derecede iyile mi ken, kendimize onsuz bir hayat kurmu ken Sevinir miyiz, a r r m y z, sevin ten havalara m u ar z yoksa t m dengemiz bozulur mu Tabii ki roman sadece bundan ibaret de il Javier Marias ger ekten ok g l bir yazar Ve d necek bile olsa l ler geri d nmekle iyi etmez Hakikat zaten asla d zenli bir ey d [...]


  22. L attesa nutre e potenzia il desiderioPer prima cosa un dubbio, credibile l io narrante E credibile come donna Ero condizionato dal sapere che non lo fosse e che in realt si trattasse di Javier Mar as Non ho avuto modo di pensarci a lungo perch sono stato sedotto Mi sono trovato immerso nella narrazione, irretito come era avvenuto con Domani nella battaglia pensa a me Mar as abile nel descrivere l articolarsi dei pensieri, il flusso di coscienza, almeno quanto lo Steinbeck nel descrivere la natu [...]


  23. o un 4,5.Es el primer libro de Javier Mar as que leo, pero no ser el ltimo Su forma de escribir, o m s bien de reflexionar, me ha conquistado Desde luego, es un libro denso, lento y profundo, para leer con tranquilidad No es una novela de hechos ni siquiera s si es verdaderamente una novela si no de pensamientos, de largas reflexiones Su t tulo induce a pensar que es un libro sobre el amor, y lo es, pero tambi n lo es, incluso en mayor medida, sobre la muerte, la p rdida, el luto La primera part [...]


  24. Niente come appare stata una lettura faticosa per me, tanto che, almeno in un primo momento, pensavo di attribuire a questo libro soltanto tre stelle lento, in pi punti noioso, tremendamente e forse, in vari capitoli, inutilmente prolisso.Poi, all improvviso, pi o meno a met , la narrazione si ripresa anche abbastanza bene, devo riconoscere e le pagine hanno iniziato a scivolare una dopo l altra, incalzate dalla mia curiosa ingordigia di leggere come sarebbe andata a finire la vicenda che coinvo [...]


  25. Snervata Non so se si pu dire in italiano, ma lo stato d animo che provo alla conclusione della lettura di questo romanzo.Mi vien da dire, un icona del pensiero pipponico.Allora non che non gli riconosca un indubbio pregio, ma dipende poi molto dal temperamento di chi legge Non ci puoi mettere cinquanta pagine per passare, in un dialogo tra due persone, da una battuta alla battuta successiva, riempiendo lo spazio di riflessioni e congetture, e s va beh, a volte anche di pensieri profondi.Che val [...]


  26. In the year 1955, the year that I was born, another man died The dead man was named Jos Ortega y Gasset For those who knew him, Gasset was a writer of essays, a man of fashion often sporting a cigarette holder in his left hand To ward of the Iberian sun he was often seen wearing a white straw hat sitting a touch high on his close cropped hair, as if the hat had been bought one size too small His was the smile of a man who had seen too much glittering eyes that had observed his country oscillate [...]


  27. Questo il periodo dei libri a fagiolo quelli che fanno tanto male ma anche tanto bene Ennesimo caso.Perch Mar as pu fare tanto male ma anche tanto bene.Provatelo anche voiE siate ancora pi consapevoli della potenza degli innamoramenti


  28. Os Enamoramentos foram o meu primeiro Javier Mar as E n o podia ter come ado melhor pois o sentimento que me arrancou a sua leitura foi o de um enamoramento sem reservas O que me fascinou desde logo, foi o facto de o autor dar mostras de conhecer t o bem os meandros da alma feminina com esta potente narradora, a Maria Dolz, a minha favorita E tamb m me convenceram as refer ncias excelentes literatura francesa do S c XIX, com Dumas e Balzac, que revisitei com agrado.Venham mais livros deste autor [...]


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