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Pasiones [Paperback]

By Rosa Montero (Author) & Rosa Montero (Author)
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Is love eternal? Does the perfect passion exist? Is it dangerous to love? This novel doesn't answer such profound questions as these but it does reflect topics of great concern. With these eighteen essays, Rosa Montero brings us closer to intense relationships, though not all have happy endings. From Marc Anthony and Cleopatra to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas to Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, this is a fascinating book that describes the inferno and paradise of love, and illustrates an astonishing historical mosaic of adventurous existence. Description in Spanish: Esta es una investigacion en la que el principal protagonista es la pasion vivida por 18 parejas de muy diversas epocas, profesiones y nacionalidades, pero con caracteristicas comunes como el poder, la fama o el alto consumo de alcohol. La interpretacion que hace la autora de cada biografia es tan profunda y certera, porque intenta vivirse en el interior de los biografiados de la misma manera que el novelista se vive dentro de los personajes que crea.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Alfaguara
Pages   230
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Alfaguara
ISBN  9681906845  
ISBN13  9789681906849  

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More About Rosa Montero & Rosa Montero

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rosa Montero is an acclaimed novelist and an award-winning journalist for the Spanish newspaper El Pa?s. A native of Madrid and the daughter of a professional bullfighter, Montero published her first novel at age twenty-eight. She has won Spain's top book award, the Qu? Leer Prize, twice?for The Lunatic of the House in 2003 and Story of the Transparent King in 2005. A prolific author of twenty-six books, her other titles include the short-story collection Lovers and Enemies and the novels Beautiful and Dark, My Beloved Boss, and The Heart of the Tartar.

Rosa Montero was born in 1951.

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intresting,interesante  Dec 12, 2002
Es sumamente interesante las historias de personas famosas que estuvieron envueltos en amores prohibidos y desamores.Estamos viviendo en una sociedad donde el amor lo es todo.Y es bueno saber que no solo esta epoca se viven esos amores tormentosos sino que siempre han existido aunque desgraciadamente muchas de las personas envueltas en estas pasiones no resolvieron sus problemas favorablemente.
Love is all  Aug 17, 2001
Rosa Montero's Pasiones, is a compilation of love stories, famous love stories, that share one thing in common: above all, there is always love.

Rosa Montero's precision and interesting writing style lets readers get an "insight" of all of these stories. In other words, it is not just a brief description of the story, but it is a conclusion, a personal opinion of the love surrounding the story.

Besides finding love in the stories, a reader will find disaster, crime, passion, sadness, deception, murder and crazyness as the main characteristics of all of these love stories.

I think that the book is very well made, and Rosa is, once more, showing the public his critic view and his wonderful way of putting things.

I loved the book. Definitely a buy.


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