Pasiunea In cand si a publicat primul roman Oranges are not the Only Fruit scriitoarea britanica Jeanette Winterson a fost recompensata cu premiul Whitbread pentru debut Urmatoarele ei carti au confirm

  • Title: Pasiunea
  • Author: Jeanette Winterson Gabriela Abăluţă
  • ISBN: 9789735014339
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1985, cand si a publicat primul roman, Oranges are not the Only Fruit, scriitoarea britanica Jeanette Winterson a fost recompensata cu premiul Whitbread pentru debut Urmatoarele ei carti au confirmat extraordinara originalitate si forta literara cu care este inzestrata Pasiunea, al treilea ei roman, distins in 1987 cu John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize, nareaza, cu o iIn 1985, cand si a publicat primul roman, Oranges are not the Only Fruit, scriitoarea britanica Jeanette Winterson a fost recompensata cu premiul Whitbread pentru debut Urmatoarele ei carti au confirmat extraordinara originalitate si forta literara cu care este inzestrata Pasiunea, al treilea ei roman, distins in 1987 cu John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize, nareaza, cu o intensitate hipnotica, povestea ucenicului bucatar Henri, care traieste razboaiele napoleoniene in anturajul imparatului Frantei, si a lui Villanelle, aventuroasa fiica a unui gondolier, pe care sotul o pedepseste pentru infidelitate fortand o sa devina vivandiera in trupele franceze Cei doi tineri deziluzionati strabat Europa incercand sa reinvie pasiunea care le a marcat vietile, iar destinele lor singulare se vor implini in labirinturile de apa ale Venetiei, orasul simulacrelor si splendorii periculoase.

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    15. 2 stars for the phantasmagorical imagery and the story. 1 more star for the beautifully done ending and the immensely quotable lines on love and passion the writer seems to have clumsily crammed in to the narrative in the last few pages.

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