Todas las Almas

By Javier Marias; Elide Pittarello (Prologue by)
Vintage Espanol, Paperback, 9780307951397, 225pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

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Description

Un profesor español narra sus experiencias durante dos singulares años en la histórica Universidad de Oxford, una ciudad fuera del mundo y del tiempo.

Todas las almas coincide con un nombre bien conocido en Oxford, el All Souls College, miembro del grupo de colegios que integran la famosa universidad. Con una buena dosis de humor negro, el narrador nos presenta una serie de cautivadores y extraordinariamente divertidos personajes: su amante casada, Clare Bayes, una mujer condicionada por algo que presenció pero que no recuerda; su amigo Cromer-Blake, un hombre que vive fabricando experiencias intensas para una vejez que prevé solitaria; el ya retirado y sagaz profesor Toby Rylands; el merodeador Alan Marriott, con su perro de tres patas; y muchos otros, hasta llegar al enigmático escritor John Gawsworth. Lleno de encuentros de amor y amistad, Todas las almas ofrece al lector un mundo excéntrico y entretenido, cómico e inquietante, magistralmente narrado, contra el trasfondo de una bella y enigmática ciudad.




About the Author
Javier Marias 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.



Praise For Todas las Almas

"Elegante, intelectual… Marías es un asombroso talento”. —The New York Times

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