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Ensina-Me A Viver (Em Portuguese do Brasil) (original 1975; edition 2012)

by Colin Higgins (Author)

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Nineteen-year-old Harold Chasen is obsessed with death. He fakes suicides to shock his self-obsessed mother, drives a hearse, and attends funerals of complete strangers. Seventy-nine-year-old Maude Chardin, on the other hand, adores life. She liberates trees from city sidewalks and transplants them to the forest, paints smiles on the faces of church statues, and "borrows" cars to remind their owners that life is fleeting- here today, gone tomorrow! A chance meeting between the two turns into a madcap, whirlwind romance, and Harold learns that life is worth living, and how to play the banjo. Harold and Maude started as Colin Higgins's master's thesis at UCLA film school before being made into the 1971 film directed by Hal Ashby. The quirky, dark comedy gained a loyal cult following, and in 1997 it was selected for inclusion on the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Higgins's novelization was released with the original film but has been out of print for more than thirty years. Fans who have seen the movie dozens of times will find this a valuable companion, as it gives fresh elements to watch for and answers many of the film's unresolved questions.… (more)
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Title:Ensina-Me A Viver (Em Portuguese do Brasil)
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Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins (1975)

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  downisthenewup | Aug 17, 2017 |
Witty little book about how little age matters when the spirit is free. ( )
  Miguelnunonave | Aug 6, 2013 |
I laughed so hard throughout the movie that I was grateful for the book's existence so I could read what I missed - and the book is just as funny! Maude Chardin is one of the greatest characters ever invented - her take on life (and death) is a treasure to behold. Although the premise might put some potential readers off, don't let it! Absolutely one of my all-time "keeper" books (and, admittedly, DVDs)! ( )
  AileenPowell | Mar 13, 2009 |
Wonderful novelization of a heart-touching, life-celebrating cult classic film that I watch over and over again--mostly when I'm depressed or when I'm losing faith in mankind. ( )
  nebula61 | Jun 24, 2008 |
Classic - Maude is an unforgettable heroine. Love the movie. ( )
  zina | Jun 15, 2007 |
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'It's very provoking,' Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke, 'to be called an egg - very!'
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Harold Chasen stepped up on the chair and placed the noose about his neck.
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Nineteen-year-old Harold Chasen is obsessed with death. He fakes suicides to shock his self-obsessed mother, drives a hearse, and attends funerals of complete strangers. Seventy-nine-year-old Maude Chardin, on the other hand, adores life. She liberates trees from city sidewalks and transplants them to the forest, paints smiles on the faces of church statues, and "borrows" cars to remind their owners that life is fleeting- here today, gone tomorrow! A chance meeting between the two turns into a madcap, whirlwind romance, and Harold learns that life is worth living, and how to play the banjo. Harold and Maude started as Colin Higgins's master's thesis at UCLA film school before being made into the 1971 film directed by Hal Ashby. The quirky, dark comedy gained a loyal cult following, and in 1997 it was selected for inclusion on the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Higgins's novelization was released with the original film but has been out of print for more than thirty years. Fans who have seen the movie dozens of times will find this a valuable companion, as it gives fresh elements to watch for and answers many of the film's unresolved questions.

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