Dark Back of Time

Product Number: EB00173104
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307951052
Publisher: Vintage
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A book by Spain's greatest living writer weaves fiction and fact into a completely original and unforgettable hybrid. Called by its author a "false novel," Dark Back of Time begins with the tale of the odd effects of publishing All Souls, his witty and sardonic 1989 Oxford novel. All Souls is a book Marias swears to be fiction, but which its "characters"-the real-life dons and professors and bookshop owners who have "recognized themselves"-fiercely maintain to be a roman A clef. With the sleepy world of Oxford set into fretful motion by a world that never "existed," Dark Back of Time begins an odyssey into the nature of identity and of time. Marias weaves together autobiography, a legendary kingdom, strange ghostly literary figures, halls of mirrors, a one-eyed pilot, a curse in Havana, and a bullet lost in Mexico.

Author(s): Javier Marias
Original Publish Date: Apr 23, 2013

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