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The Infatuations by Javier Marías

Title The Infatuations
Author Javier Marías
Publisher Penguin UK
Release 2013-03-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0241958504
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Infatuations is a metaphysical murder mystery and a stunningly original literary achievement by Javier Marías, the internationally acclaimed author of A Heart So White and Your Face Tomorrow. Every day, María Dolz stops for breakfast at the same café. 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 is only later, when she comes across a newspaper photograph of the man, lying stabbed in the street, his shirt half off, that she discovers who the couple are. Some time afterwards, when the woman returns to the café with her children, who are then collected by a different man, and Maria approaches her to offer her condolences, an entanglement begins which sheds new light on this apparently random, pointless death. With The Infatuations, Javier Marías brilliantly reimagines the murder novel as a metaphysical enquiry, addressing existential questions of life, death, love and morality. The Infatuations is an extraordinary, immersive book about the terrible force of events and their consequences. 'I am greatly impressed by the quality of Marías's writing . . . he uses language like an anatomist uses the scalpel to cut away the layers of the flesh in order to lay bare the innermost secrets of that strangest of species, the human being' W. G. Sebald 'Years ago, I said that Marías was Spain's best living writer . . . Nothing, afterwards, has made me alter that opinion' Eduardo Mendoza, El País ''[I am] enthralled by his strange mix of made-up memories, lost experiences and real-life fantasies' Marina Warner, Guardian 'Stylish, cerebral . . . Marías is a startling talent' The New York Times Javier Marías 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. Margaret Jull Costa has been a literary translator for over twenty-five years and has translated many novels and short stories by Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American writers, including Javier Marías, Fernando Pessoa, José Saramago, Bernardo Atxaga and Ramón del Valle-Inclán. She has won various prizes for her work, including, in 2008, the PEN Book-of-the-Month Translation Award and the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize for her version of Eça de Queiroz's masterpiece The Maias, and, most recently, the 2011 Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize for The Elephant's Journey by José Saramago.

Starstruck by Cosmo Landesman

Title Starstruck
Author Cosmo Landesman
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release 2011-02-23
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 033047930X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Cosmo Landesman's American parents decided to move their young family to London in the swinging sixties, it was not to pursue a quieter life on this side of the pond. Quite the reverse: it was out of unbridled, unashamed lust for fame and fortune. But things did not go according to plan, and as a child Cosmo found himself charged with raising his startstruck parents and trying to cope with the publicity stunt of their 'open marriage'. Over the years he wrote press releases, blurbs and proposals for their plays, film treatments, novels, book ideas and demo tapes. He found himself playing the roll of creative midwife, personal manager, publicist, psychoanalyst and apologist. Not any more. In this hilarious memoir he finally lays bare his extraordinary childhood and the twists and turns of his parents' bizarre desire for the spotlight - and how they were always doomed to failure.

Love Stories of Later Life by Amanda Smith Barusch

Title Love Stories of Later Life
Author Amanda Smith Barusch
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2008-03-13
Category Social Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780199718269
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Even with baby boomers retiring and greater media and research attention being lavished on older people, most gerontologists have studiously avoided examining romance among the elderly. Love Stories of Later Life is an appealing and eye-opening remedy to this neglect, as leading gerontologist Amanda Smith Barusch presents original research into what love and romance mean in seniors' lives. The result is a glimpse into a world many people didn't know existed - that of romantic love in later life. Unlike superficial guidebooks that purport to help seniors find a new mate, Love Stories of Later Life integrates theory and the latest research on love and the aging process. Drawing on a wealth of personal narratives collected during a landmark five-year study, the book presents the lived experiences of older adults from all walks of life. It addresses the impact of common age-related changes, both emotional and physical, on romantic relationships, and argues that love continues to sculpt our personalities and our lives, even in life's later decades. Each chapter includes practical tools for the serious student of love, including exercises designed to increase self-awareness and relationship-building as well as annotated lists of suggested reading that are at once comprehensive and accessible. Barusch's fresh perspective, engaging voice, and in-depth qualitative research make Love Stories of Later Life an important contribution to the study of individual lives and the aging process. This book will guide gerontologists, social workers, and counselors as they in turn help their older clients navigate love's challenges. Visit the author's website: Amanda Barusch

Ultimate Cultivation Master by Zhu GeXiaoYao

Title Ultimate Cultivation Master
Author Zhu GeXiaoYao
Publisher Funstory
Release 2020-05-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages
ISBN 1649353901
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Xu Xiaoyi, a very ordinary youth, had a dual personality after receiving such a strong mental blow. Then, by chance, he obtained the seven-colored spirit fruit left behind by an ancient Immortal. He obtained the seven-colored spirit root that no one had ever obtained before, and he even fused with the original blood of the Blood Clan's master, Cain! What followed was a strange fantasy, a blurred past life! Was this heaven's will? Or was it that someone was manipulating the realms of cultivators: Qi Cultivation, Foundation Establishment, Fasting, Jindan, Nascent Soul, Enlightenment, Soul Division, Fusion, Tribulations, and Large Success?

Title The Methodist Review
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Release 1895
Category Methodist Church
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Synonyms Discriminated by Charles John Smith

Title Synonyms Discriminated
Author Charles John Smith
Publisher
Release 1871
Category English language
Total Pages 610
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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