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Australian director Rolf de Heer's fondness for making films about isolated characters on the fringes of society gets an elegiac work-out in "The Old Man Who Read Love Stories," a gentle and immensely likable adaptation of the novel by Luis Sepulveda. By David Stratton. Filmed entirely on jungle locations in French Guiana, and centered on an engagingly mellow and subtle performance by Richard Dreyfuss, this French-Aussie co-production presents a hefty marketing challenge but could post solid rewards in niche venues before a decent ancillary life where, unfortunately, its spacious visuals will be severely circumscribed. Instead, he presents a character study of a simple man who finds his pleasures in the small things of life.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: El Viejo que leia Novelas de Amor By Enzo
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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Nestled deep in the Ecuadoran jungle stands the remote river town of El Idilio, where widower Antonio Jose Bolivar seeks refuge in the tear-jerking novels brought to him from the brothel downstream.
But the love stories offer Bolivar only temporary relief from what he judges to be the increasing stupidity of modern man--and the task he must complete. Winner of Spain's Tigre Juan Prize. Read more Read less. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.
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After secondary school in Santiago, he studied theatre production at the National University. He also acted as a mediator between the government and Chilean companies. After the Chilean coup of which brought to power General Augusto Pinochet he was jailed for two-and-a-half years and then obtained a conditional release through the efforts of the German branch of Amnesty International and was kept under house arrest. He managed to escape and went underground for nearly a year.
He was rearrested and given a life sentence later reduced to twenty-eight years for treason and subversion. The German section of Amnesty International intervened again and his prison sentence was commuted to eight years of exile, and in he left Chile to fly to Sweden where he was supposed to teach Spanish literature. He had to leave again because of the local regime and finally settled in Quito in Ecuador guest of his friend Jorge Enrique Adoum. During the expedition he shared the life of the Shuars for seven months and came to an understanding of Latin America as a multicultural and multilingual continent where the Marxism-Leninism he was taught was not applicable to a rural population that was dependent on its surrounding natural environment.
He worked in close contact with Indian organizations and drafted the first literacy teaching plan for the Ibambura peasants' federation, in the Andes. I n he came in contact with Greenpeace and worked until as a crewmember on one of their ships. He later acted as co-ordinator between various branches of the organization. Tell the Publisher! I'd like to read this book on Kindle Don't have a Kindle? Amazon App. Customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Vivid, crisp and poetic. Has that South American almost-but-not-quite fantasy feel.
Somehow rich and spare at the same time. An engrossing story that conveys some of the ways experience can shape perspective. It touches on cultural and environmental issues and on consciousness, but the story is front and center and the book is hard to put down. A lot of writing pontiffs say that one should never to open a story with the weather. This is an example of why some rules were made to be broken. If you can write like Sepulveda, open however you please. This was a very good book that I had to read for my English course.
My professor picked the book because it was the shortest book and based on her previous students they tended to like this book compared to the other reading list options.
Sepulveda's writing style is very descriptive and captivating, The different character voices had me in awe as they didn't all sound the same.
I have never stepped foot in a jungle let alone one in Ecuador. There are eight chapters total in the book and I'm sure it could be read in under 3 days total. There are very graphic and violent scenes that can be little disturbing throughout the book. There is strong language in this book which expresses a variety of curse words but does not contain any F-bombs.
There is also sexual content but mostly expressing the differences in culture. I do not recommend this book to younger audiences such as under highschool age. But to anyone else I DO recommend to give this book a chance and by the end of the first chapter the real stuff literally had me turning the pages.
Sepulveda;s characters are very 3-dimensional espcially the old man. Antonio Jose Bolivar Proano aka "old man" forgot he knew how to read. Reading had been so foreign to him. Being able to read was a requirement for voting, a process Antonio did not fully understand. It was not until two government officials set up a table to give the inhabitants of El Idilio the opportunity to cast their secret ballot for the upcoming presidential election that Antonio remembered he could read.
This new and exciting revelation sent Antonio on a mission to find books he could enjoy reading. He could read. He possessed the antidote to the deadly poison of old age. But he had nothing to read. Sepulveda takes the story further inserting wit, humor, and sarcasm, to explore the issues of a "civilized population" attempt to belittle and force their way of life on unsuspecting natives or the "uncivilized population.
Had to read this in the English class and I really did enjoy this book! It was really funny. The humor and culture of the land kept me engaged the entire time. I did not expect to like this book given the title. A really interesting book I had to read for my english class. I would of thought this was about a love story but it was more of adventure in the jungle kind of book. With some mystery toss in here and there. And dead people. I usually don't finish most of the book I read but this book kept me hooked on the entire time.
Definitely a fun book to read on your free time. The South American author Luis Sepulveda, who sometimes lives in Germany and the former Yugoslavia, having been cast out of most of South Ameica, is a master in the use of language although very likely some of the plaudits most go to his translator. The lead character in the short novel is a backjungle recluse, who, having discovered that he can read, even though he wasn't sure he could, finds new life in books.
He takes six months a volume, which might be a lesson for the rest of us who rush through books in a day or so, and having tried all different kinds of books, finds that he much prefers love stories. When an injured jungle cat threatens his village, the old man is forced to set his books aside, and, call on the skills learned from the Indians during a former life.
I discovered this wonderful volume when it was mentioned in the foreign film, "My afternoons with Margueritte" which I would also like to recommend. This is one of the most important books I've read, as far as observations of European invaders' interactions with Native peoples and the land in this land now called America.
It's also just a juicy story, full of excitement and loveable and despicable people! Amazing book, and the quality was top notch. One person found this helpful. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. A book i consider a literary and personal reference.
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories - Character Analysis
Unable to return to his previous village, the poor forgive everything but failure, Antonio settles in the village of El Idilio the Idyllget a sense of how this. Honor, tradition, wisdom, all themes in a slight volume that readers will breeze through as danger mounts and admiration for the old man grows. Very nicely done. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
Antonio Bolivar Antonio originally moved to the jungle with his wife, Delores. Their relationship is not characterised by passion, with Delores instead suggesting that Those kisses are sinful. She does not manage to survive life in the jungle, dying two years after their arrival of a burning fever. The next phase of Antonios life begins with his survival after being bitten by a deadly snake representing his being chosen by the gods. The Shuar, who take him in, honour this survival by welcoming him into their world as: You are not one of us, but you are like us. They teach him to listen to the jungle and tread carefully in it, killing prey with poisoned darts. Although he manages to live with them for forty years, Antonio is not one of us as illustrated when he attempts to avenge Nushinos death. He is expelled by the Shuar after failing to capture the courage of the fallen gringo choosing to shoot him with a gun rather than the poisoned dart which will preserve his facial expression as he dies.
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- Я думал, что… - Ладно, не в этом .
Если информация верна, выходит, Танкадо и его партнер - это одно и то же лицо. Мысли ее смешались. Хоть бы замолчала эта омерзительная сирена. Почему Стратмор отмел такую возможность.
Он начал подписывать свои записки Любовь без воска, Дэвид. Таких посланий она получила больше двух десятков. И все был подписаны одинаково: Любовь без воска. Она просила его открыть скрытый смысл этих слов, но Дэвид отказывался и только улыбался: Из нас двоих ты криптограф.
- Червь… я знаю, на что он запрограммирован! - Она сунула распечатку Джаббе. - Я поняла это, сделав пробу системных функций. Мы выделили отдаваемые им команды - смотрите. Смотрите, на что он нацелен.
Шеф систем безопасности прочитал текст и схватился за поручень.
- Вводите ключ и кончайте со всем. Джабба вздохнул. На сей раз голос его прозвучал с несвойственным ему спокойствием: - Директор, если мы введем неверный ключ… - Верно, - прервала его Сьюзан.
- Если Танкадо ничего не заподозрил, нам придется ответить на ряд вопросов. - Как у нас со временем, Джабба? - спросил Фонтейн. Джабба посмотрел на ВР. - Около двадцати минут.
Вы что-то сказали. - Сэр, - задыхаясь проговорил Чатрукьян. - ТРАНСТЕКСТ вышел из строя.
В куполе нет света. - У тебя галлюцинации. Тебе пора отправляться домой.
Он же знал, что Фонтейн в отъезде, и решил уйти пораньше и отправиться на рыбалку. - Да будет тебе, Мидж. - Бринкерхофф посмотрел на нее осуждающе.
Бринкерхофф растерянно постоял минутку, затем подбежал к окну и встал рядом с Мидж.
Он что-то им говорит. Но что. Дэвид на экране застыл в глубокой задумчивости. - Разница, - бормотал он себе под нос.
Теперь ей стало удобнее толкать. Створки давили на плечо с неимоверной силой. Не успел Стратмор ее остановить, как она скользнула в образовавшийся проем. Он попытался что-то сказать, но Сьюзан была полна решимости. Ей хотелось поскорее оказаться в Третьем узле, и она достаточно хорошо изучила своего шефа, чтобы знать: Стратмор никуда не уйдет, пока она не разыщет ключ, спрятанный где-то в компьютере Хейла.
Тремя пролетами ниже Дэвид Беккер висел на вытянутых руках над Апельсиновым садом с наружной стороны Гиральды, словно упражняясь в подтягивании на оконном выступе. Когда Халохот поднимался по лестнице, Беккер, спустившись на три пролета, вылез через один из проемов и повис на руках. Сделал он это как раз вовремя - убийца промчался мимо в ту же секунду.