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All Souls (New Directions Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

In All Souls, our narrator, a visiting Spanish lecturer, viewing Oxford through a prismatic detachment, is alternately amused, puzzled, delighted, and disgusted by its vagaries of human vanity. A bit lonely, not always able to see his charming but very married mistress, he casts about for activity; he barely has to teach. His stay of two years, he recalls, involved duties which "were practically nil"--"Oxford is, without a doubt, one of the cities in the world where least work gets done, where simply being is far more important than doing or even acting." Yet so much goes into that simply being: friendship, opinion-mongering, one-upmanship, finicky exchanges of favors, gossip, adultery, book-collecting, back-patting, back-stabbing. Marías has a sweet tooth for eccentricity, and his novel "crackles with deliciously sly observations of Oxford mores," as James Woodall noted in the Independent. And yet further, All Souls is a story of love within "a mysterious narrative," as The New Statesman noted, within "a turmoil of choreographical stories."

Synopsis:

With high black humor, a visiting Spanish lecturer bends his gaze over that most British of institutions, Oxford University.

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 is an award-winning translator of Portuguese and Spanish literature. She lives in the United Kingdom.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811214537
Translator:
Costa, Margaret Jull
Author:
Costa, Margaret Jull
Author:
Maras, Javier
Author:
Marias, Javier
Publisher:
New Directions
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Oxford
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
New Directions Classics
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
20001117
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.6 in 0.525 lb

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