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Written Lives By Javier Marias

Written Lives

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From Rudyard Kipling to James Joyce; Emily Bronte to Vernon Lee; and Henry James to Joseph Conrad, this book visits the lives of some of the most eminent writers of all time. Looking at them through some peculiar detail of their lives, this book provides an insight into the lives of these personalities.
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Written Lives by Javier Marias

"The idea was to treat these well-known literary figures as if they were fictional characters, which may well be how all writers, whether famous or obscure, would secretly like to be treated." From Rudyard Kipling to James Joyce; Emily Bronte to Vernon Lee; and Henry James to Joseph Conrad, Javier Marias revisits the lives of some of the most eminent writers of all time. Looking at them through some peculiar detail of their lives, Marias provides a lively and illuminating insight into personalities about which we thought we knew everything. Told with affection and humour, these brief 'written lives' throw a refreshing and very human light on authors who are often enshrined (or entombed) within the halo of artistic sainthood.

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"This absorbing tale, reminiscent of a Henry James novella, is open to multiple interpretations. The predominant impression is of consistent inventiveness." Times Literary Supplement (on The Man of Feeling) "The work of a supreme stylist... Brilliantly done." The Times (on A Heart So White)"

About Javier Marias


JAVIER MARIAS is the author of nine novels, two collections of short stories and seven collections of essays. Several of his books have been translated into English, including All Souls, A Heart So White (winner of the prestigious IMPAC Dublin International Literary Award), and All the Names. He has also translated many of the English classics into Spanish, including Conrad, Stevenson, Hardy, Yeats, Auden and Sterne. He lives in Madrid. MARGARET JULL COSTA (translator) is Marias' long-standing, and prize-winning, translator. Translating from Spanish and Portuguese, she has also worked on books by Jose Saramago, Arturo Perez Reverto and Paulo Coelho, among many others.

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GOR003760992
Written Lives by Javier Marias
Javier Marias
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Canongate Books Ltd
2006-02-16
208
1841955752
9781841955759
N/A
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