The most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature.

Boston Sunday Globe

When I Was Mortal collects a dozen stories by Javier Marías––the most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish Literature (The Boston Sunday Globe).

When I Was Mortal

Fiction by Javier Marías

Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Eavesdroppers, failed bodyguards, night doctors, forgers, liars, suicides, assassins, and ghosts populate the dozen stories of When I Was Mortal. “In the space of ten or twenty pages,” as the Nouvel Observateur remarked, “Marías contrives to write a novel.” “The short story fits Marías like a glove,” as Le Point noted, and these stories have been acclaimed as “formidably intelligent” (The London Review of Books); and “startling” (The New York Times Book Review); “a refreshing discovery… [they] should be welcomed here like a bracing tonic” (The Chicago Tribune).

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Paperback (published September 1, 2002)

ISBN
9780811215169
Price US
13.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
176

Clothbound (published September 1, 2002)

ISBN
9780811214315
Price US
21.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
176

Javier Marías

Contemporary Spanish novelist

The most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature.

Boston Sunday Globe