WHAT BOOK would author Isabel Allende take to a desert island?
…are reading now?
I usually have three books around: one in print, one on audio, plus my Kindle.
In print, I am reading Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr, four stories interwoven by a master storyteller. 그것의 650 pages long and heavy — I should have it on my Kindle, but it’s the kind of story in which I can easily get lost; I need to mark some pages and go back often.
I am listening to The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason, a fabulous novel about the Great War. War stories are not my thing, but this one is beautifully told and is not about battles; it’s about grief and love.
Chilean-American author isabel Allende, 사진에 2017, says she is reading Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr at the moment
On my Kindle I am reading The Marriage Of Opposites by Alice Hoffman, an author I always enjoy. It’s a very interesting story about the Pizarro family in the island of Saint Thomas in the 1800s.
Camille Pissarro, the impressionist painter, was a member of that family of Jewish merchants. He changed the spelling of his name to make it more French.
I grew up in my grandfather’s house; the old man had 30-something volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica, which he read from A to Z. That’s what I would take to a desert island for information, plus a good outdoor camping manual to survive in the wilderness.
And for entertainment I would choose One Thousand And One Nights, which I read as a teenager hiding in my step-father’s armoire. It was supposed to be erotic, so it was forbidden for me. Eroticism is important on a desert island.
…먼저 당신에게 읽기 버그를 주었다?
I can’t remember when exactly I developed the reading vice, but maybe it was when one of my uncles gave me The Call Of The Wild by Jack London. As a dog lover, I suffered horribly with Buck’s fate. My uncle bought all of Jack London’s books for me. And then I started with Agatha Christie, Oscar Wilde, 또한 Halston의 다시-오프 다시 남자 친구가 묘사됩니다., Alexandre Dumas and so forth.
…당신을 차갑게 떠났다?
Many books have left me cold and I decided 50 years ago that life is too short and too interesting to waste time reading something to which I can’t relate emotionally or intellectually.
어린 시절, I was expected to read the Bible at school. It was compulsory. I could never warm up to it.
Violeta by Isabel Allende is published by Bloomsbury, Charlie Mackesy의 삽화: 그의 책 The Boy에서 사랑받는 등장인물.