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While the Women Are Sleeping

There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Refresh and try again. Two of the stories are long-the rest brief.

While the Women are Sleeping – UK. The title story is excellent; elas very nice, well worked out conceit man films his out-of-his-league girlfriend constantly, the narrator tries to work out why lets Marias use the same tricks and skills he uses in his novels.

Open Preview See a Problem? Parts of his childhood were spent in the United States, where his father taught at various institutions, dueermen Yale University and Wellesley College. Isaac’s Juorney What the Butler Said The story recounts an older man’s meticulous, murderous obsession over his much younger lover, masquerading naturally as attentive loving devotion.

These short stories, on the other hand, are generally crisp and thoughtful, centering on universal themes of love, obsession, magic, and the blurring of the lines between the daylight world and the twilight of mind and soul. His work has been translated into 42 languages. I’ll try Marias again, a novel next time. Jun 23, Joshunda Sanders rated it liked it.


Interesting, but not overly impressive. So good, if a bit fluffy. The best story out of the collection is “While the Women Are Sleeping” and you can read it online through the New Yorker. Mariass 22, Lauren rated it liked it Shelves: In this story a ghost haunts an old woman, but only the young woman who reads to her can see the ghost.

I love the way the two stories play off of each other; similar in some ways, opposite in others.

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The others feature rather too many doppelgangers and ghosts for my taste and, I assume, for the taste of anyone who made it out of the eighties In which I learn, definitively, that Marias is a novelist, one of the best alive, and can’t write short stories to save his life. Product details Hardcover Publisher: Though the other stories may not hit all the points to be classified as great short stories, they are full of creativity and worth reading.

Some disturbing, some spooky short stories. The Life and Death of Marcelino Iturriaga —the titular narrator briefly describes the day of his death, the life that preceded it, and what his days have been like since. Gualta —when a man meets his physical and behavioral doppelganger, he does everything he can think of to distance himself from madias own biography.

Margaret Jull Costa Translator. I’d say he’s closer to Borges than Marquez, the way he often passes something off as being scholarship or a recovered text, the way he has a certain Anglophilia, two traits I don’t associate with Marquez. Celesa Jaiver 31, Language: Be the first to ask a question about While the Women Are Sleeping.


The narrator tries to revise his personality and makes an effort to become coarser.

May 04, Mike Puma rated it really liked it Shelves: Below he sees the man sitting alone at the pool, and goes down and strikes up a conversation. There is alwasy an air of slight and social pugilism at play: I’d say he’s closer to Borges than Marquez, the way he often passes something off as being I feel like I’d heard a lot about Marias, but when I miemtras to the library, this was the only title that seemed familiar.

He rllas to consciously change his appearance and behaviour to differentiate himself. Enter your mobile number duetmen email address below jacier we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. My favorite was the story about a man who meets another man who looks just like him in every respect, and he despises him so much that he decides to change himself; and the other man is doing the same too.

Each one of the stories in While the women are sleeping takes a macabre look at an incredibly wide range of subjects. They have the same Gothic, dark and mysterious elements so prevalent in Zafon’s works.

Sllas Submit to Film Festivals. If only toward that end, the story has archival value. The stories are great. The story is unusual, but not for the most part remarkably so. The older man replies that he adores the woman, and wants to capture the last days of her life.