Your Face Tomorrow: Poison, Shadow, and Farewell

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Price
$24.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
556
Dimensions
5.72 X 8.26 X 1.88 inches | 1.73 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780811218122
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About the Author

Javier Marías 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.

MARGARET JULL COSTA has established herself as the premier translator of Portuguese literature into English today.

Reviews

His most moving and personal work to date.--Megan Doll
The fear and pain that Mar as has built up for a thousand pages oozes out like oily fate. --Justin McNeil
This novel crowns Mar as's trilogy and his translator's lively English rendering of it with narrative honor. --John Spurling
Mar as's own seemingly infinite imaginings broaden and complicate the novel form illuminating the undersides of the past and its characters. --David Haglund
Like so much of Mar as's extraordinary writing, it is unforgettable. --Margaret Drabble "Books of the Year "
The fear and pain that Marias has built up for a thousand pages oozes out like oily fate. --Justin McNeil"
His most moving and personal work to date. --Megan Doll"
Your Face Tomorrow is already being compared to Proust s A la recherche du temps perdu, and rightly so. "
A seriousness of purpose, an eagerness to engage with ... metaphysical questions and to incorporate them into a gripping story. --Tess Lewis"
A literary tour de force ... as much about the past from which we are made as the present we have become. "
Like the other volumes in the sequence, Poison, Shadow and Farewell is as stealthy as any spy. --Louise Welsh"
This talented and prolific "new Proust" has completed the third book of his monumental trilogy.... The long sentences and paragraphs dear to Marias, a wordsmith translator of Sterne's Tristram Shandy as well as works by Faulkner, Conrad, and Nabokov, are a delight to navigate as the author pursues with surgical precision his relentless quest to discover what motivates the actions of his characters. Recommended. "
This novel crowns Marias's trilogy and his translator's lively English rendering of it with narrative honor. --John Spurling"
This deeply strange creation may very well be the first authentic literary masterpiece of the 21st century. --James Lasdun"
Poison, Shadow and Farewell delivers a payoff at the end, but the real challenge, and pleasure, is in getting there. --Larry Rohter"
Quite unlike anything else today . One of the finest novels of modern times. --Tim Martin"
The strange mixture of high cultural references and Jaques' essentially thriller-like story line, make for a reading experience like no other. "
The conclusion is to be reminded of the intricacy with which he has fitted his pieces into the larger part. --Colin Torre"
Here's the wonderfully parenthetical operations of a human mind in the 21st century. --Mauro Javier Cardenas"
He mediates thriller or noir scenarios through a formidably erudite and elegant and sophisticated consciousness. --Mark Ford"
Marias's own seemingly infinite imaginings broaden and complicate the novel form illuminating the undersides of the past and its characters. --David Haglund"
This brilliant trilogy must be one of the greatest novels of our age. --Antony Beevor ""Books of the Year" ""
Like so much of Marias's extraordinary writing, it is unforgettable. --Margaret Drabble "Books of the Year ""
The overall effect recalls the cerebral play of Borges, the dark humor of Pynchon, and meditative lyricism of Proust. "
By one of the most original writers at work today, Your Face Tomorrow [is] as accomplished and sui generis as all his mature work [and the] most affecting narrative feat in Marias s work to date. "