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Eleven Minutes: A Novel (original 2003; edition 2005)

by Paulo Coelho

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Title:Eleven Minutes: A Novel
Authors:Paulo Coelho
Info:Harper Perennial (2005), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 320 pages
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Tags:love, sex, romance, prostitution, bondage, sadism, masochism, spirituality, sexuality, philosophy, emotions, Brazil, Geneva, Switzerland, erotic, eroticism

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The parallels between Maria and the shepherd in The Alchemist are clear, and easy to see early on. And for about a third of the book, I was disappointed that Coehlo chose to make the modern female counterpart to the shepherd a prostitute. (I still think he could have found a better adventure for a modern female.)
However, the lessons from this book are worth putting that aside and getting through the rest. Not quite a must-read, but it will give plenty to think about to those who go along for this ride. ( )
  LauraCerone | May 26, 2016 |
This book broke my heart!! I didn't like it!!! And to think it's a true story is devastating! ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
This book broke my heart!! I didn't like it!!! And to think it's a true story is devastating! ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
“And if nothing belongs to me, then there is no point wasting my time looking after things that aren’t mine; it’s best to live as if today were the first (or last) day of my life” - Maria, Eleven Minutes.

What is Love? This is the question that plagues eighteen-year-old Maria. Maria journeys from her hometown in a small poverished Brazilian village, to Rio to Geneva where instead of living out her dreams of fame and modeling she ends up working as a stripper/prostitute.

She becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that “Love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer …” Until she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness, sexual pleasure for its own sake, or risking everything to find her own “inner light” and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.
  TamaraJCollins | Mar 10, 2016 |
“And if nothing belongs to me, then there is no point wasting my time looking after things that aren’t mine; it’s best to live as if today were the first (or last) day of my life” - Maria, Eleven Minutes.

What is Love? This is the question that plagues eighteen-year-old Maria. Maria journeys from her hometown in a small poverished Brazilian village, to Rio to Geneva where instead of living out her dreams of fame and modeling she ends up working as a stripper/prostitute.

She becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that “Love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer …” Until she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness, sexual pleasure for its own sake, or risking everything to find her own “inner light” and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.
  TamaraJCollins | Mar 10, 2016 |
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Paulo Coelhoprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Costa, Margaret JullTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janssen, PietTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Erase una vez una prostituta llamada María.
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De jonge Braziliaanse Maria verlang! koortsachtig naar het grote avontuur en de grote liefde. Onder valse voorwendselen wordt ze naar (ienèvegelokt, waar ze inde prostitutie belandt. Ze doet haar werk echter zonder schaamte, omdat ze haar geest leert zich niet te beklagen over wat haar lichaam doet en omdat ze zichzelf niet toe-staatverliefd te worden. Niettemin blijft seks voor haar, net als de liefde, iets raadsel-achligs. Dat verandert wanneer ze een jonge schilder ontmoet die haar in verwarring brengt, want ook al is hij net zo verloren als zij, hij weet de taal van het hart te spreken. Elf minuten was in 2003 de best verkochte roman wereldwijd volgens Pitblishing Trenrfs.tr werden dat jaar vier miljoen exemplaren van verkocht.
Paulo Coclho (1947) onlvingvoor zijn gehele oeuvre in 1999 de Crystal Award van het World Economie Forum. In 2002 werd hem een zetel toegewezen in de prestigieuze Academia Brasileira de Letras.
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Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness -- sexual pleasure for its own sake -- or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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"Relata la historia de Maria, una joven proveniente de una villa brasilena, cuyos primeros roces inocentes con el amor la dejan con el corazon destrozado. Un encuentro casual en Rio la lleva a Ginebra, donde suena con conseguir fama y fortuna. Sin embargo, termina trabajando de prostituta. En Ginebra, la opinion desesperanzada que Maria tiene del amor se pone a prueba al conocer a un apuesto joven pintor. En esta odisea de descubrimiento personal, Maria debe elegir entre recorrer el camino de la oscuridad, el del sexo por el sexo mismo, y la posibilidad del sexo en el contexto del amor"--forro.… (more)

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