Javier Marías


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in Madrid, Spain
September 20, 1951

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Javier Marías is a Spanish novelist, translator, and columnist. His work has been translated into 42 languages. Born in Madrid, his father was the philosopher Julián Marías, who was briefly imprisoned and then banned from teaching for opposing Franco. Parts of his childhood were spent in the United States, where his father taught at various institutions, including Yale University and Wellesley College. His mother died when Javier was 26 years old. He was educated at the Colegio Estudio in Madrid.

Marías began writing in earnest at an early age. "The Life and Death of Marcelino Iturriaga", one of the short stories in While the Women are Sleeping (2010), was written when he was just 14. He wrote his first novel, Los dominios del lobo (The Domi
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Es imposible que los medios de comunicación, sus tertulianos y articulistas desconozcan el viejo adagio de Wilde según el cual “sólo hay una cosa peor que dar que hablar, y es no dar que hablar”. De esta máxima se han hecho variantes sin fin, y una de ellas llega a afirmar —acertadamente en nuestro tiempo— que resulta más beneficioso que de uno se hable mal, si se habla mucho. Esto se vio con B...

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“Life is a very bad novelist. It is chaotic and ludicrous.”
Javier Marías

“People only get married when they've no other option, out of panic or desperation or so as not to lose someone they couldn't bear to lose. It's always the most conventional things that contain the largest measure of madness.”
Javier Marias

“Listening is the most dangerous thing of all, listening means knowing, finding out about something and knowing what’s going on, our ears don’t have lids that can instinctively close against the words uttered, they can’t hide from what they sense they’re about to hear, it’s always too late.”
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