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Edición Instituto Cervantes at FAS - Harvard University

Estudios del Observatorio/Observatorio Studies. 076-03/2022EN  (Trans.)

Abstract: Recognized by critics both at home and abroad, Javier Marías has one of the greatest international reputations of Spain’s authors. In this article his presence is explored through the examination of his fictional world’s creative origins, his foreign influences, and the impact of literary translation on his work. Through an exploration of his presence both in the media and in American academia, the place of his novels in translation within the Anglo-Saxon world is examined: which aspects of his work are of interest outside the Hispanic world? How well-known are his texts in the United States? Are they taught in the great North American universities?

Keywords: Javier Marías, Spanish literature, United States, contemporary novel, short stories, translation.

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