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Eleven Minutes: A Novel by Paulo Coelho

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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Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho (2003)


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This was a very good book and had some good quotes in it. I borrowed it from the library and i am very happy that I read it. Paulo Coelho is a brilliant writer ( )
  LaBla | Feb 6, 2016 |
Whether you like the Paulo Coelho's novel or not, "Eleven minutes" is a book you should not miss. There are many books discussing what love should be. However, after reading this book, you will find them are very primitive and nothing special. The book nakely and deeply discuss what love and sex is and should be. ( )
  AlexisLovesBooks | Jan 26, 2016 |
I'm having a hard time deciding what I think of this book. In some ways it's very different from everything else Coelho has written, and in some ways it's very similar.

In the beginning I was a little uncomfortable, but I learned to embrace life, as Maria did.

When you strip the book bare, you're left with a story about love, about embracing life, about a young woman's coming of age, and about how people deal with sex.

Usually I can find at least one specific message that I take away from Coelho's books and try to apply to my life. That didn't happen with this one, but I have been thinking a lot about the issues raised. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
Paulo Coelho's first work that i read was the alchemist and i didnt understand that y d world went all ga-ga over paulo coelho's work. perhaps i was too young to understand the underlying meaning of the words.
but many years now, i read another of his work. normally it takes me a very short amount of time to finish off a book but dis one i took a long time to complete. coz in order to understand the true self of this book one has to sip it like a Bordeaux..to let the flavor set in.
i must say, it was a ponderous journey and an truly enlightening one.

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  abhidd1687 | Mar 26, 2015 |
I think I've just found my first book from Paulo Coelho which was a dissapointment. As a huge fan, I was expecting a wonderful story like The Alchemist, which kept me hooked the whole time.
Unfortunately, it's not the lack of interesting characters. Maria, a brazilian woman in Géneve had a lot of potential. It's just that this book makes me SO mad because it repeats to you facts over and over.
The story's beauty is stripped right out of it.
What a shame. ( )
  sarafwilliams | Sep 13, 2014 |
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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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