Marías's riveting novel about an opera singer and an extramarital affair.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.
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Set in Madrid, passion and power frame this sophisticated, and at times perverse, comedy of manners. "Javier Marias is in my opinion one of the bet contemporary writers." --J.M. Coetzee. Marias is winner of the Dublin IMPAC award for A Heart So White.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 the award-winning translator of works by Eça de Quieros, Javier Marías, and José Saramago.
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Book Description VINTAGE, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099453673
Book Description VINTAGE, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99453673
Book Description VINTAGE, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099453673