On August 15, the publication Alfaguara reported Writer and education Javier Marías (Madrid, 1951) suffered from lung disease. Almost a month later, the public is mourning his death. According to information gathered by EFE, the tragedy occurred last Sunday in Madrid.
The Spaniard has accumulated 16 novels, 20 essays and collections of essays and many awards along his path: Premio Nellie Saxe (1997), Premio Comunitat de Madrid (1998) and Premio Potari Let’s Grinzane (2015).
Who is Javier Marías?
Born on September 20, 1951 in Madrid (Spain) and the fourth of five children, Javier Marías has been a writer, translator, editor and member of the Royal Spanish Academy since 2008. He was also known as the ‘eternal candidate for the Nobel Prize’. .
The path of Javier Marías in the world of literature
Educator and essayist of the language of El Pais made his debut with the novel “Los Dominios del Lobo”, a novel written in the Parisian apartment of his uncle, filmmaker Jesus Franco, the aforementioned said that he translated scripts about Dracula. Spanish newspaper.
He combined his artistic talent with teaching and translation at the Complutense University. Along the way, in 1979, his version of Laurence Sterne’s “Tristram Shandy” won a National Award. In 2012 he won the same award again, but thanks to the story category and “Los Enamoramidos”. However, he rejected the government’s intervention on the decision as he did not believe it was timely.
After winning the Herald Award for “El Hombre Sentimental” and “Todos los Almas”, the work of the famous writer made a great public leap in 1992 with “Corazon don Blanco”, which won the Critics Award. Later, he added “Think of Me in Tomorrow’s War” and “Black of Time” to his works.
Between 2002 and 2007 he began his magnum opus: the trilogy “Your face tomorrow”, which means “his approach to the civil war from a chapter inspired by the condemnation of his father, philosopher and disciple of Ortega y Caset”, details. Pies.
After the success of this trilogy, Javier Marías returned to fiction with a series of novels: “Los Enamoramidos”, “Azi Lo Lo Mal Begins”, “Berta Isla” and “Tomas Nevinson”. In the preface commemorating the half-century of his first novel, when the writer was asked why he wrote, , he remembers he replied slyly: “So as not to suffer a boss or wake up early or submit to fixed hours.”
Reactions after the death of Javier Marías
President of Spain Pedro Sanchez, took to his official Twitter account to convey his condolences to the author’s relatives. The country’s leader promised that Marías’ work “will be a fundamental part of our literature”.
Minister of Culture and Sports of Spain, Miquel Iceta, used the same way to mourn the death of the novelist. “Rest in peace. His work will live on in our memories,” he wrote.
The RAE joined the farewell message and shared a report that reviewed the academic’s career.
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