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Old 08-18-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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Ernest Hemmingway, I have heard of him but do not know any of his books


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Buonsera, Good Afternoon, Buenas Tardes,

Who are your six fave authors or authoresses ?

Please do not list more than six.


My 6 Favorite Authors / Authoresses who do not specialise in cookbooks or gastronomy are:

1. Brazilian Author: Bernardo Guimares

2. American Author: Ernest Hemmingway

3. Italian Author: Umberto Eco

4. Chilean Authoress: Isabel Allende

5. Colombian Authoress: Amparo Bonillo

6. American Author: James A. Michener


Have a lovely August.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:16 PM   #12
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I simply love to read and my "yet to be read" stack grows daily. My coffin will have to be lined with the books I'll not get to in this life.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:33 AM   #13
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:16 AM   #14
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Kylie,

Thank you for your feedback on your fave authors and authoresses.

Always a pleasure to see you online.

Ciao and
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:25 AM   #15
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Buon Giorno, Good Morning, Buenas Días,

I would like to suggest two absolutely spectacular books which are now available in English:

1) Camilo José Cela ( Deceased Galician Nobel Prize Author ): Viaje A Al Alcarría ( Travels through Alcarría, Guadalajara, Spain ) :

This is a unique humorous & bittersweet piece of literature, and Nobel Prize winning book of a man who travels through a group of villages and towns in the Castilla La Mancha region ... and who he encounters ... It is a most highly enjoyable read.

2) Juan Ramón Jiménez: Platero y Yo ( Platero and I ) ...

This is not just children´s literature, as this most enchanting historical story is about an Andalusian village man and his friend Platero, a Silver White Donkey ... It is beautiful ... And done in such witty profound prose. Everyone who has read this story, has been deeply touched by the world of animals and their relationships with mankind. For those of you, who love animals, do read or listen to the E-Book in Narration ...

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Old 08-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #16
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Subject: Ernest Hemmingway

I would suggest the following three ( and they are classical films too ):

1. Kilimanjaro - a historical novel in which a Journalist and Hunter, goes to Tanzania, Africa and his adventures which lead him to a life threatening disease and complex romantic triangle; portrayed by Gregory Peck in the film ...

2. The Sun Also Rises ( my fave ) - A journalist, who travels to Paris, and then to Navarra, Spain ... The story has a soap opera quality where, there are 5 major people and how they all mingle and are involved. Eva Gardner and Tyrone Power are the stars in the classic silver screen film ... A must see film ...

3. Farewell to Arms: this book and film are about the Spanish Civil War, 1936 through 1939 ... Eva Gardner is the leading lady ... I believe the leading man is Gregory Peck. Exemplary ... It is quite awhile since I have last seen the film; though I have seen it a million times !

4. For Whom, the bell tolls --- WW I historical novel of excellence. Also, a film.

There are numerous others, however, these are my favorites, and I love the classical film cinema ... I own the DVDs in English & Spanish.

Do you like classical silver screen cinema ?

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