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Luis

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About Luis

  • Rank
    Settling In
  • Birthday 05/28/1966

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  • Reading now?
    Wuthering Heights, Brave New World
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    Cuba
  • Interests
    At this moment: British novels and german writers mainly.
  1. Favorite Poet?

    Thank you. The poem "Do not go gentle ..." was used many times in the film 'Interstellar' and I asked myself if was published or not and by who.
  2. I need to see again "The English Patient". I owe you my opinion. "The Reader": Is hard to make a conclusion because the main characters are broken in their lives. But you know, love is the only 'thing' that can save or help in our lives. Her fear was only the visible part of an iceberg. She was in some situation of which could not scape, I mean, the war's crimes and the changes in her life (moved to another city and the prison). But he always had the possibility to take decisions and I do not think that he took good decisions. New Zealand. Wow!, beatiful country. (Have you ever seen 'The Piano', with Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel???? wonderful soundtrack). I am from Cuba, is an island too. I live in a small city named 'Sancti-Spiritus' (name in Latin). Is Durrell the naturalist? I am reading "Wuthering...", "Brave..." also a Saramago's book about Jesus Christ's life. I don't know how translate the title because I am reading it in Spanish. JC is one of my favorites historical characters. Bronte Sisters' Film: I dont know the title. Performed by Charlotte-Finn Atkins, Anne-Charlie Murphy and Emily-Chloe Pirrie.
  3. (Sorry, I have repeated my words. I need to sort better my writes.) The English Patient: The heat in the deserts is very dangerous, it requests passion to live there. I would like to visit some for a month. (Who’s Kip?) The Reader: Yes, I had wanted that he took more risk. In the film, Hanna has a strong personality. For this reason, Michael didn’t decide to help her or emotional close. Seem, that Hanna was the only Michael love, but he doesn’t take the risk. Then, is he guilty of allowing her to die? Philosophical question for our days. Bronte sisters: I don’t know the title at this moment, because when I started the film had begun. In some days I’ll give you more details. Could you tell me a little about your favorite books? And Where are you from?
  4. Hi Poppy and thanks. Sorry by my late reply. Yes, I have seen it (The English Patient) but only one time even when I recorded it in my hard disk. Beautiful love story. After that I started to see the desert with "other eyes". Could it be beauty without love? Sun and sand, sand and sun, nothing more... What you think? I follow Binoche's films because I see in her performances something as "woman of today" in different circumstances. And I think Fiennes is a very special dramatic actor. "The Reader" bring some questions: Is she innocent or guilty? She has participated in some crimes (war crimes, under war pressure) but she was illiterate. Is the Literature like a safe place to live? In these days I'm enjoying the film about the Bronte sisters, delicious film!! Stormy Emily, relaxed Anne but Charlotte, she was adorable... Someone has a Time-Machine? There are some differences between the film and Wikipedia articles. Wuthering Heights. The films go and come but the book remains the same. Maybe because I’m from a non-European culture, see this film with eyes wide open and hearings wide shut. Only one love in life is a good story anywhere.
  5. Hi Poppy and thanks. Sorry by my late reply. Yes, I have seen it but only one time even when I recorded it in my hard disk. Beautiful love story. After that I started to see the desert with "other eyes". Could it be beauty without love? Sun and sand, sand and sun, nothing more... What you think? I follow Binoche's films because I see in her performances something as "woman of today" in different circumstances. And I think Fiennes is a very special dramatic actor. "The Reader" bring some questions: Is she innocent or guilty? She participated in some crimes (war crimes, under war pressure) but she was illiterate. Is the Literature like a safe place to live? In these days I'm enjoying the film about The Bronte sisters, delicious film!! Stormy Emily, relaxed Anne but Charlotte, she was adorable... Someone has a Time-Machine? There are some differences between the film and Wikipedia articles.
  6. Busy reading

    Letters... Is the most important writes (I think) because you write as you really are. I like write letters, better I love write love's letters. I always mix my feelings with music, poetry, literature, films, paintings and other things, looking for a better draw of my world I remember have read "Kafka's letters to Milena", but you know, Kafka was unique and his pain was too hard for me and I couldn't finish it (I'm thinking in a topic to discuss: "Books never finished, why?"). Around 10 years before I read "The sorrows of young Werther" by Goethe speaking about love pain too. There are another books with letter or emails exchanges but without particulary reminds. When I sow the film "The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society" (I haven't the book) for first time some months ago I received a new tank of fresh air. Let's me tell you something: I live in Cuba speaking spanish, so far away of Europe in distance and different culture, but I have a great TV, because it show me the most important films of Great Britain (I think) and I follow these films. There is another wonderful film about letter exchanges between man and woman (84 Charing...?, I'm not sure, I can't remember well). Letters were important for me when my girlfriend was far from me. Even today I keep them.
  7. Your Top 10 books!

    (I measured them for the time that I was thinking around after reading them, been adult me, starting at 20 years old more or less. Some titles can be unexactly because I read them in spanish) The Idiot - Dostoyevsky The umberable lightness of being - Kundera The old man and the sea - Hemingway Ulysses - Joyce (Thomas Mann - **All of him**) (Hermann Hesse - **All of him**) (Jorge Luis Borges - **All of him**) Fouche - Zweig A season on hell - Rimbaud Love in the time of cholera - Gabriel García Márquez
  8. Hi man. No, I'm not. I'm not sure why, maybe the performance of Juliette Binoche is very convincing or perhaps I sow the film first, althought the book is very "young" yet (40 pages, I have some books in line, turning them). In the mostly of cases I prefer the book, right now I'm thinking in "The name of the rose" by Umberto Eco. Every day I am surprised of the importance of the books for the civilization, some days ago I watched the film "The reader", do you know it? (based on Bernhard Schlink's book)
  9. OK, I agree. I had some topics in history, firstly the german leaders of the World War Two from a psichology point of view, after that I was interested in French Revolution and its leaders with Mary Antoinette and Fouche books by Stefan Zweig.
  10. Very good book, I have read that but I suggest you one of my favorites: The Idiot, Dostoyevsky painted the most beautiful female characters, Aglaia and ... (I can´t remember right now). What prefer the men? The pure and young girl or an experienced woman with hard emotions...
  11. Hello friends, (I don't speak english well) I'm cuban, speak spanish but I like some british books. In these days I´m reading Wuthering Heights and Brave New World. Hey, @onionbudgie have you ever seen Wuthering ... film with Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes, this my favorite film, do you like it?
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