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Negra espalda del tiempo Free download Ë 100 Free download Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Javier Marías Javier Marías å 0 Read & Download Ed bräckliga anklar och flaxande klänning på tågperrongen i Didcot Marías bedyrar att Alla själar är fiktiv men dess ”karaktärer” – det verkliga livets dons och professorer och bokhandlare som ”känt igen sig själva” – hävdar starkt att det är en nyckelroman och att de i denna blivit missförstådda och förvanskade Med hela det sömniga Oxford satt i rörelse påbörjas nu i Tidens mörka rygg en undersökn. The beguiling seuel of sorts to All Souls demonstrates the capacity of prose that s sticky engaging unpredictable flowing insightful and wholeheartedly written to leap the tall buildings of conventional narrative expectation in a single bound book At the end of All Souls there s a mention of going back to read the second half of uixote and this is sort of like that in a way although I haven t yet read the second half of uixote other than the preamble that mentions a false uixote and the Emperor of China who wants the real uixote to come read the book to him or something like that It starts by setting the record straight about what was fictionalized in All Souls except who can really believe the author in this one distinct from the narrator in the first one Authornarrator split or distinction is what a lot of this is about at first as well as the difference between fiction and non fiction all up my alley a major meat in the stew of my very non academic studies on this topic I ve somehow had four JM novels on my shelves rotting away pages yellowing two of which I ve had since reading a Vendela Vida essay about JM in The Believer in one of their first issues so like around 2003 maybe That s thirteen years I ve failed to have this digressive technology in mind as a major obvious precedent when talking about lit or trying to write it This one starts with talk about the reception of the previous novel totally engagingly proceeds through the reaction of some actual Oxford colleagues moves on to the booksellers actually named Stone instead of Alabaster and then to an anthology of old horror stories JM edited and to Gawsworth a real entity in actuality and another once read writer lost to time who died on a balcony in Mexico when a New Year s Eve celebration sent a bullet through his eye From there it focuses on death of the odd and sudden sort a tree branch falling on a young writer in Paris The tragic death to a rare and incurable disease at the time of JM s eldest brother at the age of 3 A great section about Melville s publishers and JM s publishers lowballing offers The guy who made Gawsworth s death mask and a fantastical story involving Franco told by someone who knew him Ending in part with meta commentary about how JM doesn t care much about the book he s writing and straight up exposition about the meaning of the title the Shakespearean phrase the dark back of time which is fiction itself really potential alternate realities the future as past the past as future the unlived lives we would ve lived had we never been born that sort of thing that at best sends your comprehending capacities crisscrossing each other as though on charging horses armed with lances that is in a way that pleasurably disorients I won t use the word vertiginous and at worst comes off a bit like bloviation the sort of thing in my own manuscripts I inevitably decide to reduce to its best line or cut entirely respecting the restlessness of readers my writing apparently shall never anyway find Probably too long by 75 pages for me particularly toward the end the book s ever darkening in terms of lucidity back end put out the light put out the light when it lost all explicit ties to its origins or seemed to But still I love this sort of thing and now intend to spend the rest of the summer reading the rest of Marias

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Negra espalda del tiempo Free download Ë 100 Free download Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Javier Marías Javier Marías å 0 Read & Download Tidens mörka rygg som enligt författaren själv inte är någon riktig roman inleds med berättelsen om de besynnerligheter som följde på publiceringen av romanen Alla själar 1989 på svenska i Panache 2008 som tecknar historien om en spansk gästlärares erotiska eskapader i Oxford under 1980 talets början hans intensiva men resultatlösa uppvaktning av den fjära Clare Bayes och hans fantasier kring den gäckande flickan m. First I recommending that you read Mike Puma s review since he provides such a thoughtful and comprehensive picture of this novel Mike s accomplishment is all the impressive because of the uniue style and approach Mar as takes in this novel Is he writing a memoir or a novel Is he providing historical analysis based on primary documents or presenting a fictional depiction of historical characters What is real What relationship do storytelling and narrative play in our constructing our past as well as our present Mar as purposively and brilliantly explodes genre boundaries as he plays with themes having to do with reality and fiction and the difficulty in distinguishing between themIn Dark Back of Time Mar as begins with a humorous affectionate and sometimes exasperated depiction of the reception of his novel All Souls which many friends and former colleagues take to be a roman clef based on Mar as s time spent in Oxford University As Mar as repeatedly insists that the novel sprung mainly from his imagination he moves from a discussion of his novel to examinations of minor historical figures who appeared in the novel through the lens of myriad historical documents newspaper articles oral histories written documentation and photographs among others As a historian I especially appreciated Mar as s treatment of historical sources which he understands to be fictions in their own way based on the very different perspectives and motivations of their creators I ve always loved it when authors present a scrapbook of sources not tidied up neatly in a clear story although that also has its place but with all the loose ends ambiguities and contradictions in place This love of complexity and nuance is part of what interested me in studying history in the first place There is something so human and involving to me about all those ragged edges of the past As Mar as says facts in themselves are nothing language cannot reproduce them just as any number of repetitions with their sharp edges cannot reproduce the time that is past or gone or revive the dead who have already gone past us and been lost in that time And at this point who knows what has become real and what has become fictitious 330 The blurred lines between fiction and reality are complex messy part of being human Mar as approach to understanding the past has all the elements of complexity and nuance that I describe above He notes the accretions of the past on the written word as well as what we lose through death and the dimming of memory With the passage or loss of time old books are no longer text and binding alone but also what their former readers have left in them over the years marks comments exclamations profanities photographs dedications or ex libris a letter sheet of paper or signature a waterspot burn or stain or simply their names as the books owners 286 Mar as also makes a place for what he refers to as the dark back of time a place where events and nonevents converge where paths not taken brothers lost at a young age and parallel lives still carry on and can be recovered if we are open to them This book is very highly recommended for readers who are open to Mar as creative philosophical lyrical and personal approach

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Negra espalda del tiempo Free download Ë 100 Free download Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Javier Marías Javier Marías å 0 Read & Download Ing av den flyktiga subjektiva Tiden och av människans sköra identitet I Tidens mörka rygg vill Marías upprätta sin missförstådda roman sin av verklighet invaderade fiktion med hjälp av ett legendomspunnet kungarike ett antal märkliga litterära figurer en förbannelse från Havanna och en förlupen pistolkula i Mexiko Resultatet blir en hisnande gåtfull berättelse som balanserar på gränsen mellan fiktion och verkligh. i believe i ve still never mistaken fiction for reality though i have mixed them together than once as everyone does not only novelists or writers but everyone who has recounted anything since the time we know began and no one in that known time has done anything but tell and tell or prepare and ponder a tale or plot one while javier mar as may have never confused the two many readers of his 1989 novel all souls todas las almas clearly had the spanish writer s earlier book erroneously perceived to be a roman clef apparently led to uite a bit of consternation for its author all souls or mar as s oxford novel though set in the english university town where the author once taught for two years was not a fictionalization of his time spent teaching there nonetheless members of the faculty insistently recognized themselves as the inspiration behind many of the book s characters despite mar as s refutations to the contrary the nature and freuency of these continuing assertions led to considerable reflection and eventually the genre blending brilliance of dark back of time negra espalda del tiempo in life you can compensate or fluctuate or rectify as long as the story hasn t yet ended either in death which arrives to bring everything to a close or above all in the telling of life and death what s attributed to you in a work of fiction however has little or no remedy there s no debate about it no amendment thus it is written and thus it is repeated identically without compassion or hope this is the story and these are its words telling the same thing in the same way every time it s read or leafed through or consulted just as the action of a painting once it s chosen and frozen never moves forward or recedes and we ll never see the face of the person who was painted from behind or the nape of the neck of the one whose face was portrayed or the hidden side of the one in profile in dark back of time mar as uses the proliferative mischaracterizations that followed all souls s reception as a springboard from which to explore the nature of time identity life death memory and disbelief in destiny along with the expected authorial inuests into the lives of literature s ill fated writers and also rans mar as effortlessly blends elements of autobiography fiction history bibliomania journalism and philosophical musings to form a coherent whole that well exceeds its constituent parts as with its predecessor little action takes place within the pages of dark back of time the book relies on the thematic connections between its subjects than it does on narrative action or the interplay of its characters there was still so much left for him to do as if what we do were what justified our lives or what we miss about our dead and not their presence and their gestures and their unbiased accounts of events or even their listening attentiveness to our own account the times become old times all too easily and are cast off and what went before them becomes antediluvian and yet they all gradually and deceptively overlap we sometimes think there are no borders or abrupt stops or brutal cuts that endings and beginnings are never marked out with the dividing line that at other times however we think we see in retrospect and that belief is deceptive too because neither the one nor the other exists or only as an enormous exception not the sure clean slice splinters always go flying nor the juxtaposition or welter of confused and indistinguishable days there are always forgotten patches and blotted out periods i know them to help us see the illusory limits it s all mysterious than that like an artificial prolongation attenuating and inert of what has already ceased a ceremonial resistance to yielding or to marking the beginning of what is to come like the streetlamps that stay lit for a while when day has already dawned in the great cities and towns and train stations and empty village depots they stand there still blinking and upright in the face of natural light that advances to make them superfluous throughout dark back of time mar as makes reference to and expounds upon the lives of obscure literary figures and adventurers including john gawsworth english writer poet and onetime king of redonda a reign since taken over by mar as wilfrid ewart arthur machen stephen graham and oloff de wet amongst others in doing so he draws links to the enigmatic essence and fragility of life invoking the passing of his own brother at the young age of 3 mar as perhaps determinist than fatalist appears ever curious about situational reality intrigued as he is by the causality of events and their inescapable repercussions too the lingering effects or indelible impressions left by the past upon the present and future seem to be of considerable intrigue for our spanish author it isn t only that it can all happen now it s that i don t know if in fact anything is really over or lost at times i have the feeling that all the yesterdays are throbbing beneath the earth refusing to disappear entirely the enormous cumulation of the known and the unknown stories told and stories silenced recorded events and events that were never told or had no witnesses or were hidden a vast mass of words and occurrences passions crimes injustices fear laughter aspirations and raptures and above all thoughts thoughts are what is most freuently passed on from one group of intruders and usurpers to another down across the intruding and usurping generations they are what survives longest and hardly changes and never concludes like a permanent tumult beneath the earth s thin crust where the infinite men and women who passed this way are buried or dispersed most of them having spent much of their time in passive idle ordinary thoughts but also in the spirited ones that give some impetus to the indolent weak wheel of the world the desires and plots expectations and rancors beliefs and chimeras pity and secrets and humiliations and uarrels the revenges that are schemed the rejected lovers that arrive too late and the loves that never wear out all are accompanied bu their own thoughts which are experienced as uniue by each newly arrived reiterative individual who thinks them but that is not all the prestige of the present moment is based on this idea which mothers hurry to inculcate as a consolation or subterfuge in their offspring that which no longer is has never been readers of dark back of time will be better served coming into the work having already familiarized themselves with all souls dark back of time is at times pensive reflective inuisitive analytical and even a little humorous for those that prefer their fiction to be plot driven there may well be little to like in mar as s composite outing although his prose amongst the finest being written today is likely enough to keep even the cursory reader entranced as companion pieces all souls and dark back of time succeed wildly in examining the distinctions between fiction and reality and not only in the context of these two books the vulnerability of life the evanescence of time and memory the mutability of identity the totality of the moment that yields forsakenly into the next mar as masterfully considers them all not so much in an attempt to tease out the answers reveal the mystery or define the undefinable but instead to shine light upon the sometimes imperceptible perimeters where hues begin to blend into one another javier mar as s remarkable and prodigious talents seem truly to know no boundaries yet all we can do is grant ridiculous importance to the products of these inchoate combinations to each one and to our own or rather the one that we are to those already obliterated and to those that are present and even to those that are fictitious if we don t want our passage through time to be entirely idiotic as well as fragile and insignificant so we spend our lives pretending to be uniue and chosen when in fact we re interchangeable each the random outcome of a spin of the wheel of fortune at a dank decrepit carnival the pretence is necessary but what s bad about it is that our actions or misfortunes or good luck make most of us forget in the end that that was all we were doing just pretending there are people who become convinced they were destined for what they attain or endure as if the enduring or the attainment explained their history and the reason or cause for their birth it is the cause it is the cause i ve said what i m saying here before in a novel but that doesn t matter everything has to be said again and again so it won t be lost until nothing is said any longer and there is no longer the shortcuts and twisting paths taken by our efforts are what make us vary though we end up believing it was destiny we end up seeing our whole lives in light of the last or most recent thing as if the past had been only preparation as if we were gradually coming to understand it as it withdraws from us and will understand it entirely in the end translated from the spanish by esther allen borges mart prieto cendrars et al


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    Javier Marías å 0 Read & Download Free download Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Javier Marías Read & Download Negra espalda del tiempo Fake Novel Fake MemoirTwo primary concerns drive Dark Back of Time the relationship between fact and fiction and the effect of the passage of time including ephemerality and the desire to achieve immortality through creative endeavour such as fictionThe novel is a seuel of sorts to Marias' novel All Souls It arose out of allegations that the earlier novel was a roman a clef or thinly disguised autobiography or memoir I

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    PDF/EBOOK (Negra espalda del tiempo) Javier Marías å 0 Read & Download Marias let's us know at the very beginning how to read and understand this philosophical literary novel I believe I've still

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    Read & Download Negra espalda del tiempo PDF/EBOOK (Negra espalda del tiempo) Free download Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Javier Marías Undoubtedly a five star book but the fact that I only really liked it is due to all the historical references that bogged down for me especially near the end And that is no fault of the writer it is I who am the culprit here History is something I respect and take seriously but in general it bores me and I sometimes fall asleep especially involved with lectures in large halls But I do have other good ualities enough that it is hoped would

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    PDF/EBOOK (Negra espalda del tiempo) Astonishing and wonderful Sebalesue romp this never ending torrent in which fictions stories come to you without any volition on your part the absolute blurring of 'fact' and 'fiction' It is a truth universally denied that we all live in a state of denial cover emptiness with stories as randomly assembled as the ocean of infinitely possibl

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