Written Lives (Penguin Modern Classics)

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In these short, capricious and irreverent portraits of twenty-six great writers, from Joyce to Nabokov, Sterne to Wilde, Javier Marías, winner of the Dublin IMPAC prize and author of the bestselling A Heart So White, throws unexpected, and very human, light on authors too often enshrined in the halo of artistic sainthood. Revealing that Conrad actually hated sailing and Emily Brontë was so tough she was known as 'The Major', among many other stories of eccentricity, drunkenness and even murder, this joyful book uses unusual angles and peculiar details to illuminate writers' lives in a new way.

Javier Marías was born in Madrid in 1951. He has published ten novels, two collections of short stories and several volumes of essays. His work has been translated into thirty-two languages and won a dazzling array of international literary awards, including the prestigious Dublin IMPAC award for A Heart So White. He is also a highly practised translator into Spanish of English authors, including Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Thomas Browne and Laurence Sterne. He has held academic posts in Spain, the United States and in Britain, as Lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University.

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No one else, anywhere, is writing quite like this (Daily Telegraph)

Marias is a deeply necessary writer, a crusader, funny, pungent, full of wrath and love (Guardian)

Anybody who doesn't read Marķas is doomed (Nation)

You are dazzled by the author's intelligence and understanding of human nature (Scotsman)

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Anybody who doesn't read Marķas is doomed ( The Nation )

You are dazzled by the author's intelligence and understanding of human nature ( Scotsman )

Marias is a deeply necessary writer, a crusader, funny, pungent, full of wrath and love ( The Guardian )

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