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Il vecchio Antonio José Bolivar vive ai margini della foresta amazzonica equadoriana. Antonio vi è approdato dopo molte disavventure che non gli hanno lasciato molto: i suoi tanti anni, la fotografia sbiadita di una donna che fu sua moglie, i ricordi di un'esperienza - finita male - di colono bianco e alcuni romanzi d'amore che legge e rilegge nella solitudine della sua ca ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published September 2001 by Guanda (first published 1989)
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Mike Puma
Apr 08, 2013 Mike Puma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chilean-author, 2013

Briefly: This compelling and efficient novella grabs readers and quickly embeds them within the life of an aging Ecuadoran whose first, and only love, has died after a brief and unproductive marriage, leaving the much younger Antonio José Bolívar Proaño procreatively unaccomplished, as well as, a failure as a settler in a new community. Unable to return to his previous village, “the poor forgive everything but failure,” Antonio settles in the village of El Idilio (the Idyll—get a sense of how th

Mar 19, 2015 Afshar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
از وقتی کتاب " درخت زیبای من" را خواندم ،علاقه خاصی به این سبک از ادبیات آمریکای جنوبی پیدا کرده ام
خون سرخپوستی و اسپانیولی با هم ترکیب شده و نژادی دوس داشتنی بوجود آمده
کتاب "پیرمردی که داستان های عاشقانه می خواند" هم داستانی است درباره انسان ها و هم حیوانات و هم جنگل

همانطور که ما ایرانی ها دل خوشی از روس ها و انگلیسی ها نداریم بخاطر استعمار و دزدی شون از سرزمینمون
آمریکای جنوبی ها هم از آمریکایی ها بیزارن
یانکی ها سال ها دزدی کردن و این سرزمین پر برکت رو تاراج کردن و هیچ احترامی هم برای مردمان ب
Ahmad Sharabiani
Un viejo que leía novelas de amor = The Old Man Who Read Love Stories, Luis Sepúlveda
عنوانها: پيرمردی كه داستانهای عاشقانه میخواند؛ پيرمردی كه رماانهای عاشقانه میخواند؛ نویسنده: لوئیز سپولودا؛
عنوان: پيرمردی كه داستانهای عاشقانه میخواند؛ نویسنده: لوئیز سپولودا؛ مترجم: م. فریدون؛ ویراستار: نسیم عزیزی؛ تهران، نشر روزگار، 1382؛ در 141 ص؛ شابک: 9643740072؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان شیلیائی - قرن 20 م
عنوان: پيرمردی كه داستانهای عاشقانه میخواند؛ نویسنده: لوئیز سپولودا؛ مترجم: محمد شهبا؛ تهران، شهر کت
Jul 03, 2016 Sawsan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
لويس سبولفيدا يهدي الرواية إلى أصدقاؤه الناشطين والمدافعين عن غابات الأمازون
الكاتب يحتفي بقوة وجمال الطبيعة في غابة الأمازون ويُدين استغلال وعدم احترام الرجل الأبيض للحياة البرية والطبيعية
عرض للحياة في الغابة, تقاليد ومعتقدات سُكانها, والتعايش مع الطقس المتقلب وسلوك الحيوانات المختلفة
تفاصيل الشخصيات جميلة وخاصةً العجوز خوسيه بوليفار الذي عاش أكتر من أربعين سنة في الغابة الأمازونية مع سكانها الهنود الشواريين وبعد رجوعه للمدينة تستهويه قراءة الروايات الغرامية
ويصوره الكاتب وهو غارق في القراءة بالع
Jean-Paul Werner Walshaw-Sauter


(Tiger in a Tropical Storm or Surprised!, 1891 Henri Julien Félix Rousseau)

« Il savait lire.
Ce fut la découverte la plus importante de sa vie. Il savait lire. Il possédait l’antidote contre le redoutable venin de la vieillesse. Il savait lire. Mais il n’avait rien à lire. »

« Il lisait lentement en épelant les syllabes, les murmurant à mi-voix comme s’il dégustait, et, quand il avait maîtrisé le mot entier, il le répétait d’un trait. Puis il faisait la même chose avec la phrase complète, et c’es
Nov 16, 2016 Arzu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arzu by: Zeren
Shelves: roman
bazı kitaplar da hayvanlar gibi kalbinizi çalıverir.. "aşk romanları okuyan ihtiyar" da tam o kitaplardan..

kitabın dili, yalınlığı güzel; doğaya ayak uydurmayı öğrenen orman ve hayvanlara saygı duyan, insanların barbarlıklarından aşk romanları okuyarak kendine ayrı bi' dünya yaratan ana karakteri daha güzel..
yazar aşk romanları okuyan ihtiyarın hayatına dahil olmamızı sağlayıp doğal yaşama uyum ile ilgili bilgiler verirken, kitabın sonundaki ihtiyar ve jaguar arasındaki düello ile aslında savaş
Olala, qu'est-ce qu'il est beau ce roman !

J'ai découvert Luis Sepúlveda il y a quasiment 15 ans avec L'histoire d'une mouette et du chat qui lui apprit à voler (que j'avais adoré) et j'ai retrouvé celui-ci dans ma bibliothèque chez mes parents (j'ai du l'acheter il y a 6-7 ans). Je l'ai lu dans le cadre du défi #5books7days sur Instagram.

Quel coup de cœur ! On s'y croit tellement ! L'écriture est tellement belle, le personnage principal terriblement attachant et l'intrigue complètement prenante.
فهد الفهد
العجوز الذي كان يقرأ الروايات الغرامية

يوهمك العنوان برواية مختلفة، لا شيء سوى السخرية يمكن أن يجمع عجوزاً بالروايات الغرامية، ولكن سبولفيدا لا يسخر، إنها رواية مذهلة، أمازونية غارقة في الغابات المشبعة بالماء، والكائنات الخطرة، ولكن أنطونيو خوسيه بوليفار الذي عاش بين الهنود الشواريين زمناً، يعرف أين يضع قدمه في الغابة الواسعة، ويعرف كيف ينجو من لدغات الأفاعي، ومن هجمات القرود، لهذا يلجأ له الجميع عندما يفسد أمريكي سلام الغابة، ويثير لبؤة – هل كانت لبؤة؟ - بقتل صغارها وجرح ذكرها، لقد انتزعوا العج
May 26, 2009 Palsay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Pak Tua Yang Membaca Kisah Cinta ini ditawarkan padaku di tengah kesuntukan membaca buku. Saat sedang ngumpul di sebuah toko kue di bilangan Tebet, jeng Lita menawarkan buku yang ditranslate oleh bung Ronny ini kepadaku. walhasil aku yang tadinya cuma berniat meminjam buku The Silent Spring akhirnya bawa pulang buku 1 tas kertas penuh..hehehe...

Pak Tua Yang Membaca Kisah Cinta juga merupakan perjumpaan pertamaku dengan Luis Sepulvida. Sebelumnya aku tak pernah membaca karya sastra Amerika Latin,
Nov 11, 2009 Jimmy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
PERINGATAN: Tulisan ini adalah sotoy belaka. Segala efek samping yang ditimbulkan menjadi tanggung jawab pembaca :p

Bumi, sebagai tempat tinggal kita, merupakan milik Sang Pencipta. Dengan cinta, Dia mempercayakannya kepada kita untuk dipelihara dan dikelola, seharusnya juga dengan cinta. Setelah waktu kita habis kelak, Bumi dan segala isinya juga akan dipercayakan kepada penerus kita, anak-cucu kita. Dipercayakan bisa berarti diberi tugas dan tanggung jawab untuk menjaganya dengan baik. Apa yang

"...I loved my books, he furnished me from mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom"

Prospero, in The Tempest, by W. Shakespeare

This should be the GR sort of brand: the value of books. Recently, I’ve watched the movie (The Old Man Who Read Love Stories by Rolf de Heer) with the same title of the book.

-What? 60 years old? Maybe,…he guesses he’s older than that. Antonio Bolivar is the slightly-illiterate-guy now living in the Amazon. He came with wife, but she died a while…a l
When you work as an executive assistant, 80% of what makes the job good and interesting is whether or not you get along with your boss. And I don’t want to brag, but my boss is ze best! When we started working together, he quickly noticed I always had books kicking around and spent most of my lunch breaks with my nose buried in the pages of my latest read. One day, he handed me some stuff to file, but also a skinny little book.

“It’s one of my favourites: I hope you’ll like it!”

Seriously. Best bo
Feb 26, 2016 Simona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sau cine mai eşti atunci când "nu eşti unul dintre ei, ci doar unul de-al lor".
Povestea emoţionantă a unui veteran al pădurii amazoniene, un semianalfabet refugiat in junglă, bătrânul Antonio José Bolívar Proano, care ştia să citească, dar nu ştia să scrie.
Din tinereţe şi până la venerabila vârstă de 70 de ani, rătăceşte între două universuri: civilizaţia şi lumea extrem de bine organizată şi cu reguli stricte a junglei amazoniene. Păstrează o ultima legătură cu civilizaţia citind romane de drag
عبدالله ناصر

العنوان مخادع و إن كان جميلاً كبقية عناوين سبولفيدا. فالعجوز انطونيو خوسيه بوليفار بطل الرواية لم تنجب امرأته و لما كثر الحديث عن سوء طالعها - و كأنها مأساتهم الخاصة - نصحه أحدهم بقسوة أن يترك زوجته في احتفال القرية حيث الكثير من التكييلا و المطارحات الغرامية العابرة، قد لا تكون هي المذنبة في نهاية الأمر. ذهب بزوجته بعيداً نحو غابات الأمازون حيث يقيم الشواريون بجوار الأمازون و عالمه السري المليء بأصناف الحيوانات الأليفة و المتوحشة و الحشرات المسالمة و السامة و الأسماك الوديعة و القاتلة و بعد أن
Feb 06, 2014 لیلی rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: دارمشان
چقدرررر دوستش داشتم! واقعا فکر نمیکردم بشه انقدر یه کتاب صد و چار صفه ای رو که نویسنده شم اصلا نمیشناسیم دوست داشته باشم...
ولی واقعا خوب بود...
تو این صد صفه وااااقعا تو آمازون زندگی کردم! با حیوونای وحشیش و آب و هوای عجیب ش و سرخپوستای شووار ش و هممممه چیش...
و به خاطر همین فضاسازی فوق العاده ش، که میدونم واقعی م هس چون تویسنده خودش سالها تو آمازون زندگی کرده، کتابیه که همیشه قراره تو یادم بمونه...
پ.ن: حقیقتا ربط خاصی به داستان های عاشقانه نداره ولی:))
Ricardo Lourenço
“- Olha, com toda a confusão do morto já quase me esquecia. Trouxe-te dois livros.
Os olhos do velho iluminaram-se.
- De amor?
O dentista fez que sim.
António José Bolívar Proaño lia romances de amor, e em cada uma das suas viagens o dentista abastecia-o de leitura.
- São tristes? – perguntava o velho.
- De chorar rios de lágrimas – garantia o dentista.
- Com pessoas que se amam mesmo?
- Como nunca ninguém amou.”

Romances de amor. Através deles António Proaño, tendo passado a maior parte da sua vida na
May 23, 2016 Len rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Một trong những cuốn sách tôi có thể đọc lại nhiều lần nữa, giống như lão già, nhân vật chính trong câu truyện này, nhốt mình trong một không gian riêng tư gần như tuyệt đối, bên ngoài trời mưa như trút nước.
Sepúlveda đã vẽ nên một khung cảnh hoang sơ của núi rừng, nơi con người hoặc cùng tồn tại hoặc bị đánh gục bởi sức mạnh của thiên nhiên. Nơi đó, El Idilio, có ông già Antonio thích đọc tiểu thuyết tình cảm đớn đau với kết thúc có hậu, với vị bác sĩ Joachamín đến mở "phòng khám", nhổ răng của
Rosie Nguyễn
Dec 26, 2016 Rosie Nguyễn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cách dựng truyện tuyệt vời, nhân vật sâu sắc, cách kết nối giữa con người và thiên nhiên tinh tế và dữ dội.

Muốn học cách dựng truyện như thế.
Amir Mojiry
Feb 06, 2014 Amir Mojiry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amir by: Jireye Ketab
Shelves: story
پیرمردی که داستان های عاشقانه می خواند (به فتح نون) از چند جهت کتاب جذابی بود.
یکی این که از رسم های مردم بومی آمریکای لاتین و بومیان آمازون می گفت. رسم هایی که بسیاری شان به نظر علمی و انسانی و حتا شاعرانه می آیند و کمی شان وحشیانه و دور از منطق. با این حال نقطه ی مشترک همه شان پیوند نزدیک با طبیعت و فیلسوفانه بودن آن هاست (این که در همه ی این رسم ها به زندگی کنونی، به مرگ، به زندگی آینده، به انسان و به طبیعت اندیشیده می شود یعنی فیلسوفانه است).
دومین عامل جذابیت همان است که در عنوان کار شده. پیر
Vera Pns
Jan 10, 2016 Vera Pns rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ένα βιβλίο που καταφέρνει μέσα σε λίγες σελίδες να σε ταξιδέψει στο μακρινό Αμαζόνιο και την ομορφιά της άγριας φύσης. Ο συγγραφέας έχοντας ζήσει ο ίδιος στον Αμαζόνιο με τους Ινδιάνους Σουάρ καταφέρνει να αποκαλύψει πτυχές του τρόπου ζωής τους με ένα τρόπο που κινεί το ενδιαφέρον του αναγνώστη. Οι περιγραφές της φύσης και των ζώων του Αμαζονίου μου άρεσαν πάρα πολύ. Ο πρωταγωνιστής του βιβλίου είναι ένας γέρος που διάβαζε ιστορίες αγάπης. Ένας άνθρωπος όχι μορφωμένος αλλά με μεγάλη αγάπη για το ...more
Ben Winch
Nov 30, 2013 Ben Winch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Should be a bestseller. Could easily have been overpowered by sentimentality but it wasn’t. A kind of murder mystery where a big cat’s the killer and the mystery’s solved as soon as it’s introduced, but then they’ve gotta go hunt the cat. And it’s sad – it’ll stick in your throat. When the old man threw down his rifle and wept for shame I wept right along with him. Maybe not an ‘important’ work as far as the development of literature goes, but for spreading a message of conservation and respect ...more
Juan Hidalgo
May 31, 2013 Juan Hidalgo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este libro es una gran sorpresa. En sus escasas 144 páginas se condensa una historia maravillosa de amor hacia la jungla y los seres que la habitan, y un relato ameno y a veces hilarante de las vivencias y las relaciones entre los pobladores de la remota amazonía.
A mi me recuerda al mejor García Márquez y su realismo mágico. También debo confesar que siento debilidad por los personajes solitarios y supervivientes en medio de lugares duros, extremos y poco aptos para la vida humana, así que Anton
Julie Demar
Nov 30, 2016 Julie Demar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forse questo libro si meritava 4 stelle, ma è stato talmente piacevole e immersivo che ho deciso per le cinque.
La storia di Antonio José Bolívar Proaño dura poco, troppo poco, ma in queste poche pagine senza dirci nulla l'autore ci dice tutto, è difficile spiegare come questo libro ti avvolga e ti porti in un meraviglioso, crudo viaggio nel cuore della foresta pluviale, dove la tecnologia non l'avrà mai da padrone, e dove l'uomo sensibile e la natura si studiano e si ammirano.
Book Concierge
From the book jacket: An old man lives in a village on the Nangaritza River. The village is so small the dentist comes only twice a year, to pull teeth and bring books to the old man – love stories, the kind with maximum heartache. This is a story of the jungle, green hell and Eden; of the Shuar Indians, who know how to live in harmony with it; of the machines and settlers and gold prospectors and gringos who have invaded it. Nature, out of balance, becomes vengeful and violent.

My reactions:
Jun 12, 2012 Iván rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is how you make a book that is just an experience to read. Very easy to read, very short, very light on pretentions. Some may find it excesively simplistic: the good guys are good, the bad guys are bad; but I do not think this is a bad thing. I think there is a place for novels with clear-cut morals, in moderation, and done right. And this is a great example on how to do it right. Bolivar is just a great character and you are just left wishing a person like him really exists in this world. ...more
Konserve Ruhlar
Apr 29, 2017 Konserve Ruhlar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Latin Amerika edebiyatı denilince aklıma hemen büyülü gerçekçilik akımı gelir. Sepulveda’nın bu akımla ilgisi olup olmadığını anlamak için tek kitabını okumak yeterli değil elbette. Kuşkusuz kitapta yer alan olay ve kişiler oldukça gerçekçi. Nehir kıyısında El İdilio adlı bölgede yaşayan ihtiyar Antonia Jose Bolivar Proano ‘nun birkaç gününü anlatan roman onun Amazon’nun bu bölgesine neden ve nasıl geldiğini ve bu süreç içerisinde nasıl yaşadığını akıcı bir dille aktarıyor. Hayatımda okuduğum en ...more
Il était reconnaissant à l'auteur de désigner les méchants dès le départ. De cette manière, on évitait les malentendus et les sympathies non méritées.

That sentences tells you quite a bit about what you need to know to read this little novel.

Personally, I'm not a fan of the formulaic romance and its clear villain. I'm certainly not, from the comfort of my centrally-heated, indoor plumbing, rapid internet connection, multiple libraries at my disposal, painkillers and antibiotics when I need them
Linda Abhors the New GR Design
Apr 05, 2012 Linda Abhors the New GR Design rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone''appropriate for all ages
Recommended to Linda Abhors the New GR Design by: Fate
Oh, I must have erased my original review!!
This book is one of my favorite books of all times. An absolute gem. Its poignant, beautiful, simple and complex at the same time. You can read it as a simple story, or you can peel the layers, like an onion.
Themes of ecology, love, solitude, exile.....its all there, with a little adventure thrown in. The most unique of his works, in my opinion. His other novels are mostly thrillers, and entertaining. But this one has a special quality that touches me.
Jan 21, 2013 Khadija rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

رواية أمازونية عذبة، بعنوان مخاتل، تحكي عن العلاقة القوية بين الإنسان (ممثلاً في العجوز أنطونيو خوسيه بوليڤار) و الطبيعة (ممثلة في غابات أمازونيا بأمطارها الغزيرة و حيوانتها المفترسة و حشراتها الفتّاكة). العلاقة الجميلة التي شوّهها و أخلّ بانسجامها جشع الإنسان الأبيض و قسوته و جهله.

يسرد "لويس سپولڤيدا" بإتقان و طرافة تحمل في طياتها الألم، حكاية العجوز الذي اكتشف مصادفةً أنه يُحسن القراءة، فقضى مواسم الأمطار، و هي مواسم هدنة في حياة الغابة الحافلة بالمخاطر، يجاهد من وراء عدسة مكبِّرة لقراءة روايا
Christiana Hadji
Nov 13, 2012 Christiana Hadji rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern-nov, non-greek
Μία σύντομη, ευκολοδιάβαστη ιστορία, απλή, ανάλαφρη, σχεδόν απλοϊκή θα μπορούσα να πω. Όμως καμιά φορά χρειάζονται και οι απλοϊκές ιστορίες με τα ειλικρινή και ξεκάθαρα μηνύματα τους, και της συγκεκριμένης είναι το εξής: να σεβόμαστε τη φύση και να μην σκοτώνουμε κανένα ζωντανό πλάσμα εκτός εάν είναι απαραίτητο.
Λάτρεψα τις περιγραφές που με μετέφεραν κατευθείαν στην ζούγκλα του Αμαζονίου!!! Σχεδόν αισθανόμουν τον ιδρώτα να κυλάει στο δέρμα μου, νόμιζα ότι άκουγα από μακρυά τις κραυγές των πιθήκω
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Luis Sepúlveda is a Chilean writer, film director, journalist and political activist.

He studied theatre production at the National University. In 1969, Sepúlveda was given a five-year scholarship to continue his drama studies at the Moscow University, but it was withdrawn after five months on account of 'misconduct' (he attended a party with a Politburo Officer's Wife, which was considered high of
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“It was the purest love without purpose other than love itself. Without tenure or jealousy.” 36 likes
“He often heard that wisdom comes with age, and he waited, trusting that this wisdom would bring him what he most wanted; that ability to guide his memories and not fall into the traps that they often set for him.” 19 likes
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