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A Heart So White Javier Mar As S A Heart So White Chronicles With Unnerving Insistence The Relentless Power Of The Past Juan Knows Little Of The Interior Life Of His Father Ranz But When Juan Marries, He Begins To Consider The Past Anew, And Begins To Ponder What He Doesn T Really Want To Know Secrecy Its Possible Convenience, Its Price, And Even Its Civility Hovers Throughout The Novel A Heart So White Becomes A Sort Of Anti Detective Story Of Human Nature Intrigue The Sins Of The Father The Fraudulent And The Genuine Marriage And Strange Repetitions Of Violence Mar As Elegantly Sends Shafts Of Inquisitory Light Into Shadows And On To The Costs Of Ambivalence My Hands Are Of Your Colour But I Shame To Wear A Heart So White Shakespeare S Macbeth


10 thoughts on “A Heart So White

  1. says:

    Listening is the most dangerous thing of all, listening means knowing, finding out about something and knowing what s going on, our ears don t have lids that can instinctively close against the words uttered, they can t hide from what they sense they re about to hear, it s always too late Juan is trained to listen to people He is a professional translator, so when he is listening to conversations it comes in his ears in one language and comes out his mouth in another language He is the only Listening is the most dangerous thing of all, listening means knowing, finding out about something and knowing what s going on, our ears don t have lids that can instinctively close against the words uttered, they can t hide from what they sense they re about to hear, it s always too late Juan is trained to listen to people He is a professional translator, so when he is listening to conversations it comes in his ears in one language and comes out his mouth in another language He is the only person in the room that fully understands the conversation His job is to make sure there are no misunderstandings When he meets Luisa...


  2. says:

    Masterfully intriguing and told using a seductive and challenging narrative, Javier Marias goes from sentence to dazzling sentence that reaches deep within the human psyche to reveal a family s past shrouded in mystery, where questions that are asked leads to unsettling hostilities, all the while exploring theme...


  3. says:

    There are so many layers to this book You have to be willing to give it time, especially in the first third or so, when Mar as writes long, intricate, sentences that fold back on themselves, with parentheses within parentheses Through this style, Mar as presents the thoughts and interpretations of the protagonist, Juan, a translator who describes himself as committed, almost addicted, to understanding all he hears, all he sees, everything around him Juan has recently married another translato There are so many layers to this book You have to be willing to give it time, especially in the first third or so, when Mar as writes long, intricate, sentences that fold back on themselves, with parentheses within parentheses Through this style, Mar as presents the thoughts and interpretations of the protagonist, Juan, a translator who describes himself as committed, almost addicted, to understanding all he hears, all he sees, everything around him Juan has recently married another translator, Luisa, and throughout the novel he strives to understand his father s secrets, while also...


  4. says:

    Very unusual story about betrayal and confession Set in the deeply catholic countries of Spain and Cuba, it argues that too much knowledge between lovers and spouses destroys love I wonder if that is true It reminds me of Jeanette Winterson s thoughts in The Passion, where she reflects on the theme that between sex and fear, passion lies Too much familiarity, trust and knowledge would thus by default make passion disappear The same idea is repeated in Written on the Body, where boredom is Very unusual story about betrayal and...


  5. says:

    What do I wish to hear About the present The past, may be Or a little tune on the waiting future Do I wish to eavesdrop on my best friend to find out what she thinks of me when I am not around Am I tempted to open a letter addressed to my partner with no overt allusion to my name or salutation on the envelope Am I inclined to return to an unknown place just so I can hear a random conversation complete in my mind Do I wish to pause a few seconds longer at the traffic so I can hear the bant What do I wish to hear About the present The past, may be Or a little tune on the waiting future Do I wish to eavesdrop on my best friend to find out what she thinks of me when I am not around Am I tempted to open a letter addressed to my partner with no overt allusion to my name or salutation on the envelope Am I inclined to return to an unknown place just so I can hear a random conversation complete in my mind Do I wish to pause a few seconds longer at the traffic so I can hear the banter in the adjacent car Am I willing to take that pain Am I willing to take that time Am I willing to listen Javier Mar as tale is the silence that bids its time between two words, it is the unscrupulous clock that ticks for one and cheats another, it is the nebulous doubt that lies suspended between the free and the boundAn instigation is nothing but words, translatable, ownerless words that are passed from ...


  6. says:

    My hands are of your color but I shameTo wear a heart so white William Shakespeare, MacbethTime keeps on moving at an indifferent pace and yet it keeps on changing every second, every day, and every year Since we all are busy living, we attach little importance to the things happened and the words spoken in the past as most of the times we are under the impression that it doesn t hold the power to change our present or affect our future not devastatingly at least Certainly there are poeti My hands are of your color but I shameTo wear a heart so white William Shakespeare, MacbethTime keeps on moving at an indifferent pace and yet it keeps on changing every second, every day, and every year Since we all are busy living, we attach little importance to the things happened and the words spoken in the past as most of the times we are under the impression that it doesn t hold the power to change our present or affect our future not devastatingly at least Certainly there are poetic terms like nostalgia, longing, regrets, et al, which we all cherish despite the happiness or sadness they cause, but then there is truth of the past, which is not exactly cherished The definitions of truth we associate with the past usually arise ...


  7. says:

    This book is not easy to read, but for me it is one of the highlights of the new Spanish literature Linguistically, it is formulated excellently, but presented in getting used to long sentences It begins very dramatically and captivating Then at the end the bow closes and you understand the beginning In between, there are some digressions that do not quite thematically fit the book, but still represent nice literary excursions The plot comes in several strands together, which are described This book is not easy to read, but for me it is one of the highlights of the new Spanish literature Linguistically, it is formulated excellently, but presented in getting used to long sentences It begins very dramatically and captivating Th...


  8. says:

    A book about boundaries, both protected and invaded as well as about time What is present already is diffused into the past and therefore cannot be known One cannot know anything At some point it will be long enough ago that it can be laughed at as though those laughing and remembering were not participants There are secrets He lives in a world of suspicions, trying to interpret, translate, so he is well defended, everything is in its place as when he returns from a trip and unpacks each th A book about boundaries, both protected and invaded as well as about time What is present already is diffused into the past and therefore cannot be known One cannot know anything At some point it will be long enough ago that it can be laughed at as though those laughing and ...


  9. says:

    Over beers with a friend, I was trying to articulate what it is about Graham Swift, one of his favorite novelists, that I didn t like I meant to be gentle, not wanting to bruise his feelings, but he doubtlessly was prepared for another rant After 30 years of friendship he well knows my attempts at persuasion and my underlying insistence on being right We spent a similar evening arguing with voices raised but without consequence over who was the most musically influential Beatle But skills Over beers with a friend, I was trying to articulate what it is about Graham Swift, one of his favorite novelists, that I didn t like I meant to be gentle, not wanting to bruise his feelings, but he doubtlessly was prepared for another rant After 30 years of friendship he well knows my attempts at persuasion and my underlying insistence on being right We spent a similar evening arguing with voices raised but without consequence over ...


  10. says:

    Intriguing book It is impossible to read at a normal speed, you are forced to slow down as ideas pop up like little cartoon balloons in almost every sentence You have to reflect on them, as they seem to remain hovering above the book and only drift away very slowly The book does not have much dialogue and is written in a breathless voice I cannot even say if I find that tone att...