The English Patient

The English Patient X PDF Epub X The English Patient By Michael Ondaatje X Natureexplore No Final Da Segunda Guerra Mundial, Numa Villa Abandonada Na It Lia, Quatro Pessoas Vivem Um Encontro Inusitado Uma Jovem Enfermeira Cuja Vida Foi Devastada Pela Guerra Um Ingl S Desconhecido E Moribundo, Sobrevivente De Um Desastre De Avi O Um Ladr O Cujas Habilidades Acabaram Por Fazer Dele Um Her I De Guerra E Um Soldado Indiano Especialista Em Desmonte De Bombas, A Quem Tr S Anos De Guerra Ensinaram Que A Nica Seguran A Est Em Si Mesmo O Livro Revela Os Caminhos E Detalhes De Quatro Vidas Capturadas E Modificadas E Agora Inextricavelmente Ligadas Pelas Circunst Ncias Brutais E Improv Veis Da GuerraEm , Foi Levado S Telas Pelo Diretor Anthony Minghella E Recebeu Nove Pr Mios Oscar, Inclusive O De Melhor Filme

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  • Portuguese
  • 10 January 2017
  • Paperback
  • 9788535911596
  • The English Patient
  • Michael Ondaatje

10 thoughts on “The English Patient

  1. Brad says:

    I marvel that this was ever read by than a thousand people It is too poetic for the mainstream, too fragmented for easy consumption, and too sensual for those who consider plot the most important part of a novel This remains one of my three favourite novels because of its poeticism, fragmentation and sensuality.This time through I decided to read it out loud, and a whole new sensuality exploded into the experience for me Actually rolling those words and worlds around on my tongue, wheezing my way through the English Patient s tale, letting Kip s Lahore English spill over my teeth, adopting Carravagio s voice as my own, and trying my best to capture Hana for myself I have the benefit of being mostly Canadian and not having to adjust my accent for the latter two broadened the sensuality of the book, and not just because the sounds were resounding in my head...

  2. Will Byrnes says:

    Michael Ondaatje in 1999 image from NY Times This may be one of those rare instances in which the film exceeds the book It is a wonderful book, but is not without its flaws The author, in his third person persona, keeps quite a distance from his characters, and the reader is held at arm s length Kip, for example is clearly a very positive character, yet we I do not feel the affection for him that one might expect Caravaggio is a thief and remains a thief, so there is little love there to hang onto The women are also beyond our urge to feel, Katherine because of her willfulness and Hana for her obsession Ondaatje writes beautifully He is a poet, it seems, in the guise of a novelist He reminds me of Thomas Hardy in that The book also has background than the film can include and that is a welcome thing Highly recommended, but while you should be prepared to love the poetry of the writing, be prepared also to maintain a distance from the characters EXTRA STUFFMichael Ondaatje on FBJuly 8, 2018 cr me de la cr me of 50 years of Man Booker prizes The English Patient Wins Best of Man Booker PrizeThe Guardian MO reading an essay he wrote while staying in ...

  3. Adam says:

    The English Patient is one of my least favorite novels of all time Michael Ondaatje s prose is the literary equivalent of having a gossamer skein repeatedly thrown over your face and then dragged away fleeting and insubstantial, but just present enough to be really fucking annoying Also, his dialogue sucks People in the 1940s absolutely did not speak the way Ondaatje has them speaking This novel won the Booker Prize in 1992, an award which was, for some God unknown reason, split with Barry Unsworth s S...

  4. Henry Avila says:

    Who really is the English Patient Brought to a mountain villa, outside of Florence Italy, after being rescued in the harsh deserts of Libya, by Bedouins, no dog in this fight Nevertheless burnt badly in a plane crash, a fiery inferno and a miracle the pilot still has a heartbeat, but for how long Hana, a young attractive Canadian nurse, takes care of the Englishman , she falls in love with this sad enigma, like many angels of mercy, in the past and the future, they succumb to the helpless Set in the closing of the Second World War, the loyal nurse, maybe strangely too much so, refuses to leave with the other doctors and nurses, when the conflict heads north Reason is set aside and a strong belief the needy patient will not survive , the ordeal , a veryarduous move Enter David Caravaggio, an old friend of her father s, back in Toronto, Canada, Caravaggio a petty thief, is like an uncle to Hana David a former spy for the allies, reveals that the English Patient, is Count Ladislaus de Almasy, an Hungarian, working for the Germans, yet does it matter any The fighting in its last days and the poor patient is dying Another man comes to the villa, Kirpal Singh, an Indian sapper bomb disposal expert not a job soldiers have for long Hana is attracted to Kip and he to her, unusual for the time Kip was trained in London and followed the war to Italy Though the man has second thoughts about what he s doing here, many miles away from colonial ruled India, his h...

  5. Bobby Underwood says:

    Few books are felt as much as read, but The English Patient falls into this category Like the film, it is hauntingly beautiful, but for slightly different reasons The story of people haunted by love and war, their damaged souls converging at a villa in Italy, remains, but the focus and method in which the story is told on paper is filled with poetic passages, and stunning beauty.The passages are like water moving to and fro over rocks, shifting back and forth in time so that the beauty beneath can still be seen, but as a shimmering mirage in the desert It is a strange instance where it is almost recommended that you see the film first in order to appreciate clearly in your mind the characters as their stories unfold.Whereas the film focused on the burned Almasy and his memories of the unending African desert, where he would meet the enigmatic and beautiful Katherine Clifton, sealing the fate which would leave him a charred and hollow shell of his former self, Hanah is the focal point of Ondaatje s lovely poetic prose in the novel You can almost feel the ghosts hovering over each character as Ondaatje paints a masterpiece with words rather than a brush.Deeply romantic and lyrical, it is the same story as told in the film, but a impressionistic and less linear portrait of love and loss The book is like a deli...

  6. Charlotte May says:

    I ll be looking at the moon, but I ll be seeing you I thought this book was ok I would say that I enjoyed it, but I can t say that it is one that will stay with me, nor one I will keep and choose to reread.There is a lot of flicking between past and present, and between different characters with no way of defining when this happens This meant I found the narrative rather disjointed and at times confusing Hanna is a nurse, chosen to stay behind at the hospital where she worked once WW2 is over and everyone else has moved on With her is the English Patient, a man with severe burns to his entire body We also meet 2 others who come to stay with them in their makeshift house.I enjoyed the characters, and their complex personalities We get to learn background on each of them, what they went through during the war and how they are dealing with the aftermath Those who weep lose energy ...

  7. Margot Jennifer says:

    The English Patient is an illuminating novel written by Michael Ondaatje, who tells the story of four damaged lives tangled together at the end of World War II The story involves characters like the melancholy, childlike nurse Hana the emotionally and physically maimed thief, Caravaggio the pensive and wary Indian bomb disposal expert, Kip and the burnt and broken English patient, a mysterious wounded soul without a name The story revolves around several major themes such as war and the paradigm shift that takes place as cultures and people recover from such love and the depths one will go to to acquire it and the illusive but essential search for self identity The themes stretch across all aspects of human nature, but it is the development of self that receives the most attention Ondaatje brings you into a transformative exploration of identity through multiple layering of meaning in each description The author does this by drawing you far into the fantasy by luscious, sensuous elucidations This book is not merely a thing to be read on an intellectual level The book is to be sensed and physically processed, as you filter through smokey comprehension and hazy daydreams.The book is a web of memories, and if you are e...

  8. Colin McKay Miller says:

    Everyone hates at least one classic Michael Ondaatje s The English Patient was the book that first did it for me I m not always fair when it comes to one star reviews, but if I m stopping shy of anonymous slams I figure I m not doing all that bad Still, I ll try to be as fair as possible to The English Patient.The novel is set in an Italian villa at the end of World War II The nameless English patient is a burned invalid who unites the other characters his worn out nurse, Hana the maimed spy thief, Caravaggio and the Indian sapper bomb disarmer, Kip in strange ways There are mysteries and love triangles and all that polka, but something tripped me up early Though the premise sounds interesting, I was immediately thrown off by a description on page one about the English patient s penis sleeping like a sea horse and from then on I knew tha...

  9. Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* says:

    O, is for Ondaatje 2 StarsI m going to venture out of my normal review style here, and instead do a Q A with Hana the, erm MC, maybe Me Hey Hana, what s up with you not leaving the Italian Villa despite the fact that there are corpses and mines littered everywhere and the war has ended already Hana I just don t think The English Patient would survive the transfer and I love my independence here I mean where else can I give an immobile man sponge baths, inject him with morphine AND play hopscotch in darkened hallways Me puzzled stare Moving on Why do you seem to have a pseudo sexual relationship with all the men in this book, despite the fact that one is purporting to be like an Uncle and another is entirely bedridden Hana Well, I am a woman surrounded by men, need I say shoulder shrug Me Well, yeah, I kind of need than that But I m not going to get any explanation from you am I Hana Nope Just accept it Me growls Fine teethgritting What s up with you and Kip He sounds really fascinating and kind, in a quiet withheld way Don t you think his job as a sapper is intriguing Hana I just really enjoy his silence, and the way he can enter a room and take up next to no space in it That s why I so frequently use bird references when thinking about him Also his skin is brown like darkness, I like it Me okay So you re s...

  10. Kate says:

    Die already.

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