Monday, October 26, 2009

Javier Marías' "While the Women Are Sleeping" (novelette, non-genre, free): Too much adoration considered harmful!

Illustration accompanying the English translation titled While the Women Are Sleeping by Margaret Jull Costa in The New Yorker dated 2 November 2009 of the Spanish short story by Javier MaríasI guess "psychopath" is the right word for the central character in this story, though he behaves a bit different from traditional psychopaths.

Story summary.

Narrator & his wife, holidaying on some island, get into the habit of watching a curious couple that's also regular on the beach - beautiful self-centered woman & much older fat balding man madly in love with her. One night, narrator will get in conversation with the man, & what an unusual conversation it turns out to be...

Fact sheet.

First published: ? (in Spanish)
Rating: B.
Download full text of English translation by Margaret Jull Costa from The New Yorker.
Related: Fiction from The New Yorker.