A Heart So White

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A Heart So White
Front cover of A Heart So White by Javier Marías.jpg
1st edition front cover
Author Javier Marías
Original title Corazón tan blanco
Translator Margaret Jull Costa
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Genre Novel
Publisher Editorial Anagrama S.A., Barcelona
Publication date
1992
Published in English
1995 (The Harvill Press)
Media type Print
OCLC 52084231

A Heart So White by Javier Marías was first published in Spain in 1992 (original title Corazón tan blanco.) Margaret Jull Costa's English translation was first published by The Harvill Press in 1995. The book received the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 1997. An edition was published by Penguin Books in 2012, with an introduction by Jonathan Coe.[1]

Plot[edit]

The narrator, Juan, seeks to use his newly-wed wife, Luisa, to uncover the murky past of his father's previous marriages which include (aside from Juan's mother) two other women. The first of these women is unnamed and kept secret from Juan, while the second was the older sister of Juan's mother.

Reception[edit]

Called "dazzling" by The Times Literary Supplement[citation needed] and "a landmark by a genuine artist" by Le Monde[citation needed], A Heart So White won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award[citation needed] and was rated by El Pais as "his best and most ambitious novel.[citation needed]"

References[edit]

Sources
Notes
  1. ^ Marías (2012)

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