The English Patient

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Set at the end of World War II, this novel explores the lives of four very disparate people who find themselves holed up together in a ruined villa north of Florence as the war retreats around them. The author was awarded the 1992 Booker Prize for th ...Continua
Ha scritto il 02/02/17
just poetry

"These years later. A stone of history skipping over the water, bouncing up so she and he have aged before it touches the surface again and sinks."

Sienna Huang
Ha scritto il 26/02/13
Love makes you understand not intimacy but the difficulty of which. The difficulty of expressing it, of temporarily giving yourself over to someone else, of trusting and of being relied on. And recording the traces of intimacy is a difficult task for...Continua
Elena Martin
Ha scritto il 19/11/10

One of the best books I've ever read!

Ha scritto il 06/06/10
p.168 'I just want you to know. I don't miss you yet.' His face awful to her, trying to smile. Her head sweeps away from him and hits the side of the gatepost. He sees it hurt her, notices the wince. But they have separated already into themselves no...Continua
Ha scritto il 03/05/08

"We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves."

Ha scritto il Apr 12, 2013, 18:21
'Madox, what is the name of that hollow at the base of a woman's neck? At the front. Here. What is it, does it have an official name? That hollow about the size of an impress of you thumb?' Madox watches me for a moment through the noon glare. 'Pull...Continua
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