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The Man of Feeling

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Publisher Comments:

Glinting like a moonstone with layers of emotion, The Man of Feeling is a sleek and strange tale of cosmopolitan love. An affair between a married woman and a young man just becoming an opera star (curiously helped along by the husband's factotum) meets with adamant resistance from the implacable husband.

Narrated by the young opera singer, the novel opens as he recalls traveling on a train from Milan to Venice, silently absorbed for hours by the woman asleep opposite his seat. In the measured tones of memory, The Man of Feeling revolves on the poles of anticipation and recollection. The peculiar rarified life lived in the world's luxury hotels, a life of rehearsal and performance, the constant travel and ghost-like detachment of our protagonist adds a deeper tone to the novel's weave of desire and detachment, of consideration and reconsideration: its epigraph cites William Hazlitt: "I think myself into love,/And I dream myself out of it." As Marías remarks in a brief afterword, this is a love story "in which love is neither seen nor experienced, but announced and remembered." Can love be recalled truly when it no longer exists? That twist will continue to revolve in the reader's mind, conjuring up in its disembodied way Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. Beautifully translated into English for the first time by Margaret Jull Costa, this fascinating and eerie early novel by Javier Marías bears out his reputation for the "dazzling" (TLS) and "startling" (The New York Times).

Synopsis:

Marías's riveting novel about an opera singer and an extramarital affair.

About the Author

Javier Marías was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1951. He published his first novel at 19. His work is translated into thirty-four languages, and five million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. His many prizes include the prestigious IMPAC Dublin International Literary award for A Heart So White, which he shared with his translator Margaret Jull Costa. He lives in Madrid. Margaret Jull Costa's Spanish and Portuguese translations have won many prizes. She lives in the U.K.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811216777
Author:
Marias, Javier
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Translator:
Costas, Margaret Jull
Author:
Costas, Margaret Jull
Author:
Maras, Javier
Author:
Costa, Margaret Jull
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070227
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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