Between Eternities: And Other Writings (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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A new, exhilarating collection of critical and personal writings--spanning more than twenty years of work--from the internationally renowned author of The Infatuations and A Heart So White. A Vintage Books Original.

Javier Marías is a tireless examiner of the world around us: essayist, novelist, translator, voracious reader, enthusiastic debunker of pretension, and vigorous polymath. He is able to discover what many of us fail to notice or have never put into words, and he keeps looking long after most of us have turned away. This new collection of essays--by turns literary, philosophical, and autobiographical--journeys from the crumbling canals of Venice to the wide horizons of the Wild West, and Marías captures each new vista with razor-sharp acuity and wit. He explores, with characteristic relish, subjects ranging from soccer to classic cinema, from comic books and toy soldiers to mortality and memory, from "The Most Conceited of Cities" to "Why Almost No One Can Be Trusted," making each brilliantly and inimitably his own. Trenchant and wry, subversive and penetrating, Between Eternities is a collection of dazzling intellectual curiosity, offering a window into the expansive mind of the man so often said to be Spain's greatest living writer.

About the Author

JAVIER MARÍAS was born in Madrid in 1951. The recipient of numerous prizes, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Prix Femina Étranger, he has written fifteen novels, three story collections, and over twenty works of collected articles and essays. His books have been translated into forty-four languages in fifty-seven countries and have sold eight and a half million copies throughout the world.

Praise For…

“A collection that is often funny, sometimes wise, and always thought provoking. The essays tackle approachable themes with élan . . . Open-minded, playful . . . Delightful.” Publishers Weekly

“Intelligent . . . Lively . . . Marías keeps himself (and readers) amused.” Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781101972113
ISBN-10: 1101972114
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: August 28th, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Vintage International