2015
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.09.005
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Sonia Assa

Abstract: Since the publication of Corazón tan blanco (A Heart so White) (1992), many critics have compared the Spanish novelist Javier Marías to Marcel Proust. Both favor long, meandering sentences, in which they insert voluminous asides. In thematic terms, their narratives are constantly involved with meditation over the extent to which we can understand the past, or the degree to which we can know either ourselves or others. Beyond their common preoccupation with time and memory, I will consider some remarkable simil…

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