Descanse en paz.
I have A Heart So White. Good night, sweet king of Redonda. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Redonda
>tfw Marías will never make you a duke in his fictional kingdom
why even live?
This was unexpected, I was thinking about him yesterday. I never had his books in the highest esteem, but he did had remarkable passages and was a sensible writer, although tiring at times, with a great talent to write the begging of his novels. I hope he gets edited more now, and in an affordable price, all the books I've got from him were like ten years old when I first got them. And hopefully they will reissue his translation of Sterne, arguably his masterpiece.
Descansa en paz, viejo insoportable.
En paz descanse
I feel kinda bad because I had him in my necroporra, what a fluke!
He was one of the best modern Spanish novelists
>He was one of the best modern Spanish novelists
And with him dies Spain's chance at a Nobel for Literature.
We're fucked but to be fair, we really have like more than 3 Nobel Prizes, everyone knows Vicente Aleixandre one was for the whole 27 generation... Guillén, Alberti and Dámaso were still alive, right?
I still don't know how Echegaray got his.
Oh fuck that makes it 4, forgot about him, only had Juanrra and Cela in mind
I still don't know how Galdós did not get it.
Why are his novels so bad when his essays are so good
Hey you tell good jokes, can you write?
He should have won the Nobel—not some random as Ngobonogo Who
>helplessly mogged by Sanderson
>mogged by a literal who chubby chinlet
who cares, the queen of the commonwealth just died
That was like three days ago and she was a million years old. Who cares about some old bag (in Norm's words).
she was probably the most famous woman in the world tbf
Bolaño said Marías was the best Spanish prose stylist of our days.
Cunqueiro did everything Marias was trying to.do a thousand times better
No shit paco
>writes in patois
>expects to be taken seriously
Cunqueiro was great too, no need to fight
Rec me a Cunqueiro book.
It's difficult, for prose I'd say Las cronicas del Sochantre and for non-fiction Viajes imaginarios y reales
He was a true master of his art
That says way more about Marías than Cunqueiro.
Kino is back on the menu
kek this some good reprints are probably gonna come out
9 days before his birthday. Some people probably already got a present for him. Fuck, imagine how that feels now.
>Saved myself some funeral trouble!
>zoomer doesn't know how to google
whoa, talk about coincidence, I literally read about this guy for the first time and checked out the Infatuations from the library on Friday. RIP i guess, I will read you soon.
Today is my father's birthday and Marías is a writer I like. Bittersweet day.
Same here, RIP.
Where should I start with him, what do you recommend, LULZ?
I own three Marías books. The one on the left is a 25th anniversary edition. The ones on the right are first editions.
Start with A Heart So White.
He write about women?
Men and women.
He was an editor for the one on the right. It's a compilation of horror/ghost/fantastic short stories by forgotten, obscure or peculiar authors. Marías wrote one story using a pseudonym and included it in the compilation for the lulz, so you have to guess which one is the one by him.
>Start with A Heart So White.
>a spaniard author with just name and surname
I would read his works. Fuck Perez Reverte.
Pérez-Reverte is a single surname, Anon.
Still fuck him.
Why? The Alatriste series is comfy swashbuckler fun. Worthy of Dumas.
I mean himself, some of his works are fine.
What did he do? I'm not familiar with his personal life. He was a combat correspondant, right?
He meant his a fag and would fuck him.
I'm ESL and only until a year ago or so thought spaniard is an insult for spanish people, like people say ameritard.
It doesn't even have the -tard suffix.
Not for native speakers.
Never read anything from him, but
>hunter eyes (although tired ones)
>big strong hands
>strong shoulders/upper body
I know from that alone that his book are probably good
>when looxmaxx incels get into literature
A little bit gay but you do you.
So not a single good Spanish writer alive now, right?
Juan José Escofet Carmona.
Andrés Ibáñez Segura
He was my idol. I will never meet him now 🙁
One of the greatest writers of our times. Virtually unknown by Amerifats who think literature died with David Foster Wallace. Hopefully after his death he will become more widely known in the Anglosphere.
He’s well known here, you recessed chin spic
Anglos who read literature know him. Of course redditors don't even know him but connoisseurs know alright.
STICKY FUCKING WHEN AAAAHHHHH
HE WON'T DIE AGAIN, MODS
THIS IS JAVIER MARÍAS WE'RE TALKING
STOP JERKING IT TO HENTAI AND STICKY THIS THREAD RIGHT NOWW
Mala Educacion was an extremely fun read.
Rest in peace, my fellow Elvis fan.
Fun fact: When Marías was a baby he lived with his family in the same house Nabokov lived for some time.
Is this the guy who wrote tons of books based on other books?
Maybe you're thinking about Enrique Vila-Matas.
Fuck! You're right. My bad.
What everyman is this btw? I know it's a 20th century book.
Ok so where to start? something short preferably
>Another Faulkner cocksucker loved by readers with a middle class education
He liked Nabokov, Conrad, Sterne as well. Unsure why Americans fixate on and hate Faulkner.
Love Faulkner. Love Nabokov. Simple as.
>t. Esl spic hating faulkner spamming again
But spics love Faulkner? They hate the ones that emulate his style with diminishing returns
git better fagget
Juan of course
>¿es que no sabe que en este pueblo es verdadera devoción lo que hay por Faulkner?
Only yankees hate Faulkner with such passion. The New York types who love postmodernism and israeli writers.
Because southern soul is the only genuine organic American culture.
He liked Shakespeare and Sterne too.
Still no sticky
Jannies don't care
Stickies have the purpose of channeling a stream of content, they're not an omaggio or whatever you want them to be. Go check for yourself if you can find another Marías thread in the board right now and see if there's actually any need for a sticky.
Writers get a sticky when they die. It's board culture.
I don't even care if Murakami or a random american israelite gets it at long as the really important ones get one too
Authors that drag content are given stickies because if not the whole board becomes unusable. Most of the time when a great but not so famous writer dies (and not an Anglo, for what is worth) jannies don't give stickies. I remember Laiseca got no sticky. Fucking jannies man.
Also iirc Philip Roth didn't even had one, no? Either way, LULZ's culture's been dead and buried for a long time now bucko
I actually didn't make any other thread because I was waiting for the sticky. Fuck.
Spanish is the language of rape babies and child prostitutes.
Whatever you say about Spanish, English is worse. English is a barbarian language of savages who only discovered civilization through the Latin tongue, of which Spanish is a direct development.
Did he had any good books.
I just finished reading A Heart So White a few days ago. It was the first book I had read by him. Are any of his others worth reading?
Dark Back of Time and All Souls.
Written Lives should be your next and last.
genuinely sad news 70 years old that is young in todays world dying from penumonia as well what a meme
i like him but feel like saramago does a similiar style but better
still well worth reading and a genuine loss to literature
It was COVID:
Javier was in comma since August.
I put him there
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