ISBN 9780099287469,Dark Back Of Time

Dark Back Of Time


Javier Marias


Random House

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ISBN 9780099287469

Random House

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780099287469

ISBN-10 0099287463


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)

Modern fiction

When Javier Marias wrote All Souls he was unprepared for the way in which reality would begin invade his fiction. Real people mistook themselves for his fictional characters and readers confused him with his narrator. In Dark Back of Time, Marias uses the unsettling effects of All Souls on his life to begin an extraordinary meditation on the transience, chance and fragility of life, and the way in which reality so easily blurs into fiction. This brilliantly digressive, constantly surprising, book moves seamlessly from virtuoso storytelling to intimate autobiography. In doing so, it shows us how the writer is both a keeper of memories and, himself, destined to be lost in the dark back of time.