The Man of Feeling
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The Man of Feeling

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By (author) Javier Marias

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"The Man of Feeling" is a story of love and memory by Javier Marias, whose highly-anticipated new novel "The Infatuations" is published in 2013. On a train journey from Paris to Madrid a young opera singer becomes fascinated by those in his compartment: a middle-aged businessman, his alluring wife and their male travelling companion. Soon his life of constant travel, luxury hotels, rehearsal and performance will become entangled with these three people, and the singer will find himself fatefully consumed by Natalia's beauty. "The Man of Feeling" is the haunting story of the birth and death of a passion, told in retrospect. Intricately interweaving desire and memory, it explores the nature of love, and asks whether we can ever truly recall something that no longer exists.

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 8mm | 112g
  • 02 Aug 2012
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London
  • 0141389257
  • 9780141389257
  • 230,946

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Javier Marias 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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Marias is one of the best contemporary writers J. M. Coetzee Stylish, cerebral ... Marias is a startling talent The New York Times

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