Javier Maras has died

Descanse en paz.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have A Heart So White. Good night, sweet king of Redonda. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Redonda

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw Marías will never make you a duke in his fictional kingdom
      why even live?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        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.

        >Bourdieau
        kek

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    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

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >He was one of the best modern Spanish novelists
      And with him dies Spain's chance at a Nobel for Literature.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        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?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I still don't know how Echegaray got his.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh fuck that makes it 4, forgot about him, only had Juanrra and Cela in mind

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I still don't know how Galdós did not get it.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are his novels so bad when his essays are so good

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hey you tell good jokes, can you write?

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He should have won the Nobel—not some random as Ngobonogo Who

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Agree.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sticky when

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >literal who
    >helplessly mogged by Sanderson
    >dios mio!

    RIP

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Sanderson
      who?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >mogged by a literal who chubby chinlet
      Okay

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    who cares, the queen of the commonwealth just died

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That was like three days ago and she was a million years old. Who cares about some old bag (in Norm's words).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        she was probably the most famous woman in the world tbf

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Who?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bolaño said Marías was the best Spanish prose stylist of our days.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cunqueiro did everything Marias was trying to.do a thousand times better

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t.ESL

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No shit paco

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >writes in patois
      >expects to be taken seriously

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cunqueiro was great too, no need to fight
      t. Galego

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rec me a Cunqueiro book.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        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

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That says way more about Marías than Cunqueiro.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kino is back on the menu

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kek this some good reprints are probably gonna come out

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    9 days before his birthday. Some people probably already got a present for him. Fuck, imagine how that feels now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Saved myself some funeral trouble!

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Carloncho

    ¿Quién?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >zoomer doesn't know how to google

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    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.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Today is my father's birthday and Marías is a writer I like. Bittersweet day.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same here, RIP.

      Where should I start with him, what do you recommend, LULZ?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        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.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He write about women?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Men and women.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          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.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Start with A Heart So White.
          thanks

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >a spaniard author with just name and surname
    I would read his works. Fuck Perez Reverte.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pérez-Reverte is a single surname, Anon.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Still fuck him.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why? The Alatriste series is comfy swashbuckler fun. Worthy of Dumas.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I mean himself, some of his works are fine.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What did he do? I'm not familiar with his personal life. He was a combat correspondant, right?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He meant his a fag and would fuck him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm ESL and only until a year ago or so thought spaniard is an insult for spanish people, like people say ameritard.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It doesn't even have the -tard suffix.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Close enough

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not for native speakers.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never read anything from him, but
    >chad jaw
    >hunter eyes (although tired ones)
    >big strong hands
    >strong shoulders/upper body
    I know from that alone that his book are probably good

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >when looxmaxx incels get into literature

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A little bit gay but you do you.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So not a single good Spanish writer alive now, right?
    Maybe Mendoza.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Vila-Matas

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cercas.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Juan José Escofet Carmona.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Andrés Ibáñez Segura

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Literally who?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He was my idol. I will never meet him now 🙁

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    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.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He’s well known here, you recessed chin spic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anglos who read literature know him. Of course redditors don't even know him but connoisseurs know alright.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    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

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mala Educacion was an extremely fun read.
    Rest in peace, my fellow Elvis fan.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fun fact: When Marías was a baby he lived with his family in the same house Nabokov lived for some time.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Los enamoramientos

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RIP
    Is this the guy who wrote tons of books based on other books?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's Borges

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        kys

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe you're thinking about Enrique Vila-Matas.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck! You're right. My bad.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What everyman is this btw? I know it's a 20th century book.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ok so where to start? something short preferably

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Another Faulkner cocksucker loved by readers with a middle class education
    YAWWWN

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He liked Nabokov, Conrad, Sterne as well. Unsure why Americans fixate on and hate Faulkner.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Love Faulkner. Love Nabokov. Simple as.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t. Esl spic hating faulkner spamming again

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But spics love Faulkner? They hate the ones that emulate his style with diminishing returns

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >diminishing returns
          >Benet exists
          git better fagget

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Which Benet?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Juan of course

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              JonBenet Ramsey

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >¿es que no sabe que en este pueblo es verdadera devoción lo que hay por Faulkner?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Only yankees hate Faulkner with such passion. The New York types who love postmodernism and israeli writers.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          but why

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because southern soul is the only genuine organic American culture.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He liked Shakespeare and Sterne too.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Still no sticky
    Jannies don't care

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      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.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Writers get a sticky when they die. It's board culture.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This
          I don't even care if Murakami or a random american israelite gets it at long as the really important ones get one too

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          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.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          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

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I actually didn't make any other thread because I was waiting for the sticky. Fuck.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who?

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spanish is the language of rape babies and child prostitutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      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.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did he had any good books.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    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?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dark Back of Time and All Souls.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Written Lives should be your next and last.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    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

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was COVID:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2022

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Javier was in comma since August.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I put him there

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