Sentence by glorious sentence, is there a better novelist alive in Europe now than Javier Marias? The Spanish master joins the Modern Classics list with four titles.
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa, this novel starts from a suicide to explore the secrets of two marriages with all the hypnotic, even sinister, beauty of his style.
All Souls, a darkly comic Oxford mystery, offers the easiest point of entry to his world, while in The Man of Feeling he dissects fatal passion and, in Tomorrow on the Battle Think on Me, the chilling grip of grief.
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