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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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I didn't enjoy this book, although I kept expecting it to get 'better'. Not that it had anything to do with the subject: i.e. prostitution and the protagonist's journey of 'self-discovery'. The tone of the book just seemed like a very long and drawn-out, and somewhat torturous (pardon the analogical lines) foreplay, with an slam-bam-thank-you-ma'am climatic, albeit 'happy' ending. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
Another angle on an old topic. Well written. ( )
  Marietjie.du.Toit | Apr 21, 2014 |



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  dinanabil | Feb 28, 2014 |



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  Dina_Nabil | Feb 28, 2014 |
María es una brasileña que está dispuesta a dejar todo por conseguir el nivel de vida que tanto ha ansiado. Todo concluye en Ginebra, enamorada y haciendo cosas que nunca habría sido capaz de imaginar.
  a.sierra26 | Oct 15, 2013 |
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Paulo Coelhoprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Costa, Margaret JullTranslatorsecondary 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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