First Edition of Javier Marias' While The Women Are Sleeping; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
While the Women Are Sleeping.
Item Number: 12061
London: Chatto & Windus, 2010.
First edition of this collection of stories. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “To Harold Billings, who shall find an old friend in one of these old stories, with thanks for his middle years and best wishes, Javier Marias December 2010.” The recipient is a well-known editor, author and librarian, known for his work on M.P. Shiel. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
His stories have been hailed as “formidably intelligent” (The London Review of Books), “a bracing tonic” (The Chicago Tribune), and “startling” (The New York Times Book Review).