The Passion

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Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, The Passion intertwines the destinies of two remarkable people: Henri, a simple French soldier, who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin; and Villanelle, the red-haired, web-footed ... Continua
Ha scritto il 22/04/12
"We are a philosophical people, conversant with the nature of greed and desire, holding hands with the Devil and God. We would not wish to let go of either. This living bridge is tempting to all and you may lose your soul or find it here.And our own ...Continua
Ha scritto il 16/12/08
You play, you win. You play, you lose. You play.
This was the quote that made me eager to read the book. I bought it with almost no idea what it was about and after reading it I was (and I still am) really grateful to the person who showed me the quote and really glad for having bought it (even

Ha scritto il Oct 12, 2012, 08:31
In the soft darkness that hides the future from the over-curious, I content myself with this; that where I will be will not be where I am. The cities of the interior are vast, do not lie on any map.
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Ha scritto il Oct 12, 2012, 08:29
I say I'm in love with her. What does that mean? It means I review my future and my past in the light of this feeling. It is as though I wrote in a foreign language that I am suddenly able to read. Wordlessly, she explains me to myself.
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Ha scritto il Oct 12, 2012, 08:28
Love it seems it can survive even a war and a zero winter. Like the snow-raspberries, our host explained, love is like that, and he told us how these flimsy delicacies appear always in February, whatever the weather, whatever the prospects. No one ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 12, 2012, 08:25
I had begun to feel that this city contained only two people who sensed each other and never met. Whenever I went out I hoped and dreaded to see the other.
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Ha scritto il Oct 12, 2012, 08:23
We are a lukewarm people for all our feast days and hard work. Not much touches us, but we long to be touched. We lie awake at night willing the darkness to part and show us a vision. Our children frighten us in their intimacy, but we make sure they ...Continua
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