When I Was Mortal - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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When I Was Mortal - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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In the dark narratives that make up When I Was Mortal by Javier Marias, winner of the Dublin IMPAC prize and author of the bestselling A Heart So White, a dapper Paris doctor dispenses a treatment for dissatisfied wives. A mother auditions for her first porn movie. A writer working on a study of pain makes himself the subject of his experiments. A voyeur mistakes a murderer for a fellow peeping tom ... these are some of the characters observed by the narrator of these chilling stories. Ironic, unsettling, imbued with dread and with droll humour, Javier Marias' short tales cast a shrewd, sardonic eye on humanity.

Javier Marias was born in Madrid in 1951. He has published ten novels, two collections of short stories and several volumes of essays. His work has been translated into thirty-two languages and won a dazzling array of international literary awards, including the prestigious Dublin IMPAC award for A Heart So White. He is also a highly practised translator into Spanish of English authors, including Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Thomas Browne and Laurence Sterne. He has held academic posts in Spain, the United States and in Britain, as Lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141389264
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 134 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm

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“Spell-binding...”

Javier Marias is constantly cited as among the greatest European writers alive today, and many believe it is only a matter of time before the Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to him. Having read 'When I Was... More

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