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The internationally bestselling author of Follow Your Heart uncovers hope in the midst of tragedy in these three utterly transfixing novellas set in Susanna Tamaro’s native Italy.

In “Answer Me,” an orphaned girl with a troubled past desperately searches for a sign that she is loved while cultivating an inner strength that allows her to persevere. In “Hell Does Not Exist,”
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 11th 2003 by Anchor (first published 2001)
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Tea Jovanović
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Suzana je sjajna autorka koju godinama pokusavamo da dovedemo u Srbiju... I na kraju smo uspeli da je ubedimo prosle godine za sajam... i razbole se zena i otkaza posetu... :(
Pardis Parto
.. از جا بلند شد و بدون کلمهای حرف از اتاق بیرون رفت. نمیدانم چرا، ولی از آن همه سر به راهی دلم سوخت. میخواستم به دنبالش بروم، با او حرف بزنم... دلم میخواست پیشش بروم و خودم را در آغوشش بیاندارم، درست مثل موقعی که او کوچک بود و بدن لختش را در آغوش من میانداخت. اما خستگی امانم را بریده بود. از رفتن و خوابیدن تو خبری نبود... در اتاق میچرخیدی و کشوهای قفسهها را باز و بسته میکردی. به هر حال چشمان من سنگینتر میشد. به خودم میگفتم: «بیخودی دلواپسی، فردایی هم هست.» چشمانم بسته شد و خوابم برد. آخرین خواب ...more
Pete Young
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
A worthwhile collection of stories that explores that heavily populated border between Catholicism and atheism. There is something precarious about all the characters in these three novelettes, raised on religion yet finding themselves in long-term situations where religious faith does not help: in ‘Hell Does Not Exist’, easily the best story, an abused wife attempts to protect her young son from his violent father, and yet as a teenager the son becomes the cause of personal devastation. In ‘Ans ...more
Knjigomanijak
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it

Nedavno sam pročitala ovu kratku knjžicu koja nesumnjivo zaslužuje mjesto među našim osvrtima. Zašto? Pa uzimajući je na čitanje mislila sam da je slična knjizi koju sam nedavno pročitala od nje, a to je roman „Pođi kamo te srce vodi.“ Međutim sličnost se očituje samo u prekrasnim rečenicama koje nam i ovaj put spisateljica dočarava na samo njen svojstven način.
Knjiga „Odgovori mi“ je drama koja se sastoji od tri priče koje nam dočaravaju svu surovost života bez uljepšavanja i bajkovitih završet
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Knjigomanijak
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ova knjiga nije slična njenoj knjizi "Pođi kamo te srce vodi."Sičnost se očituje samo u prekrasnim rečenicama koje nam i ovaj put spisateljica dočarava na samo njen svojstven način. Knjiga „Odgovori mi“ je drama koja se sastoji od tri priče koje nam dočaravaju svu surovost života bez uljepšavanja i bajkovitih završetaka.
Prva priča nam opisuje djevojčicu koja je siroče i živi na relaciji internata i rodbine koju posjećuje za blagdane, njen život koji je nemilosrdan, pun patnje, ali i nekog prkos
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Marta Franchin
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Benché si senta la caratteristica voce della Tamaro, "Rispondimi" ha un tono asciutto, disincantato, quasi crudo. Le tre storie sono drammi provocati dall'assenza d'amore o, al contrario, da un amore troppo ossessivo e orientato al possesso e al controllo. Non c’è alcun happy ending, non c'è pace, non c’è redenzione. Almeno, non ancora.

Il primo racconto, che dà il titolo al romanzo, è la storia di Rosa, una ragazzina che a otto anni perde la madre, che cresce tra il collegio e la casa degli zii
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Andrea Ika
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
"Cinta berarti menyerahkan diri sepenuhnya kepada yang lain, tanpa berpikir untuk menyembunyikan apapun."

“Orang yang mencintai menanggung resiko lebih besar, dan sering harus membayar harga yang lebih tinggi…”

Judul asli: Rispondimi
Penulis: Susanna Tamaro
Penerbit: PT Gramedia Pustaka utama
Halaman: 219


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Dalam Jawablah Aku dikisahkan tentang seorang anak perempuan yang bernama Rosa. Dia dilahirkan sebagai anak yang tak diketahui siapa ayahnya. Ibunya seorang pelacur, sehingga ketika masa kanak-
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Riana Anwar
"Orang yang mencintai sering menanggung resiko lebih besar dan sering harus membayar harga yag lebih tinggi. Alih-alih membuka hati, cinta lebih sering menutupnya. Mengapa? Mungkin kita khawatir seperti layaknya makanan, air atau uang; cinta itu bisa dirampas dan direguk habis. tetapi tahukah kau? cinta bagai udara tak berbatas"

Susanna Tamaro hadir dalam novel penuh makna hidup dan cinta. Rispondimi- Jawablah Aku. Diterbitkan di Indonesia pertama kali oleh Gramedia tahun 2004. Novel ini berisi t
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Pipitta
Rispondimi, atau Jawablah Aku, gitu deh judul buku karangan Susanna Tamaro yang satu ini. Semula gw kira ini buku tentang cinta, gak taunya isinya berupa tiga cerita pendek bertema makna hidup. Cerita pertama judulnya Jawablah Aku, yang kedua Neraka Itu Tidak Ada, dan yang terakhir Hutan Yang Terbakar.. Lumayan sih, worth it ngeluarin Rp 35.000 karena Antonius Sudiarja, SJ bisa nerjemahin dengan bahasa yang enak dibaca.

Cerita pertama berkisah tentang 'Aku' yang mempertanyakan cinta sejak ia kec
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Ribka Simatupang
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buku ini terdiri dari 3 cerita. Semua tokoh dalam masing - masing cerita tidak berhubungan, namun ada benang merah dari 3 cerita tersebut, yang menjadi inti dari buku ini. Di cerita pertama, kita akan bertemu dengan Rosa, seorang perempuan muda yang kesepian dan tak pernah merasakan cinta. Di cerita kedua kita akan bertemu dengan seorang ibu yang kehilangan sumber cintanya. Hubungan rumah tangganya yang terlihat harmonis di luar hanya tipuan belaka. Puncak dari gunung es tersebut adalah kematian ...more
Juveria
Apr 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Juveria by: librarian
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Erie
Dec 10, 2007 rated it really liked it
Tiga buah cerpen yang disajikan buku ini mengisahkan pergulatan batin pelakunya yang berada diantara dunia modern yang sekuler dan dunia religius yang nyaris ditinggalkan masanya. Pencarian eksistensi diri, cinta dan Tuhan terlihat melalui kacamatan filsafat dan teologi para pelakunya. Tokoh-tokohnya yang merindukan cinta mengajak kita melihat, bagaimana kepasrahan akan adanya Tuhan akan melengkapi keingintahuan kita untuk mengungkapkan rahasia hidup melalui rasio dan pikiran.

Judul buku ini diam
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April
Oct 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: italy, europe
I found this in the library by accident while looking at the novels of Amy Tan (Tamaro was close to Tan :). I noticed the title in Italian and picked it up. I'm so glad I did because it was fantastic!

"Rispondimi" contains three short novellas about desperation. The stories are sad but the writing itself is beautiful and real. I did not come away from the book depressed as you might think. It is a useful, touching portrait of human weakness, struggle and regret.

I have to complain about the trans
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Fikafidayyah
Temanya mengingatkan saya pd film "Seven years in Tibet", namun dlm versi yg lebih kelam. Novel ini bercerita ttg kisah perjalanan spiritual para tokoh di setiap ceritanya dlm menemukan arti kepasrahan, kedamaian serta pengakuan dan penerimaan mereka akan keberadaan Tuhan.

Hmm, not really special sebenernya. Saya msh bs lbh menghayati makna yg terkesan dlm "Robohnya Surau Kami",tp saya msh merasa tertarik dengan cara penulis meracik monolog2 dan diskusi inner-mind para tokohnya. Secara ga sadar k
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N.J. Ramsden
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
By turns readable and interesting, and yet curiously thin and clumsy. The three novellas here focus on the ground between faith and atheism in ways that sometimes begin to feel like the author is taking sides, but then something will happen to pull the rug a little; and there are some nice symbolic moments that resonate. But on the other hand, the writing uses too many mixed metaphors, too many transparencies, and the men in these stories are mostly deranged patriarchs and mysoginists; the final ...more
Lily4
Jun 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a good depressive story about searching what love is

kumpulan 3 cerita
apparently, Tamaro adalah penulis yang religius
ketiga cerita ini selalu memiliki sisi kerohanian dan dekat dengan simbolisme nasrani
don't worry, nilai-nilai dan pendekatan yang diketengahkan sifatnya universal, jadi layak dibaca siapa saja

disamping warna kelam dan depresi di sepanjang cerita, selalu ada bagian yang membuat terharu, misalnya :
- bahwa setiap kita pada dasarnya sendiri di dunia ini
- ibu-ibu kita yang membayangkan
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Enia
Feb 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mi sono piaciute le tre novelle. Ogni storia ha una profonda tristezza nella tragedia del/della protagonista. Nonostante le brutte situazioni in cui questi personaggi si trovano, l'autrice ci fa capire la condizione umana. Nelle parole di Susanna Tamaro, " L'inferno e' attualmente vuoto perche' tutti i diavoli, di ogni gerarchia, ormai scorrazzano sulla terra. Non sono ignorante ne' medievale. Lo dico soltanto perche' ho diviso la mia vita con uno di loro."
Indah W
Jul 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiksi
beli buku ini sebenernya udah lamaaa bangetss.. dari awalnya hanya didiskon 20-30% pas ultah Gramed, sampai akhirnya diobral dan gua kembali tergoda untuk beli tanpa menyadari bahwa gua sebenernya udah punya, huahahahaha :p tapi ya itu, masih juga butuh waktu untuk mulai meraih nih buku dan membaca lembar demi lembarnya.


reviewnya di sini :

http://books-parade4indah.blogspot.co...
Rosa
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Buku ini saya baca waktu di SMA.. Sebelumnya saya sudah membaca Va' Dove ti Porta Il Cuore karya Susanna Tamaro, dan saya sangat menyukainya. Begitu juga dengan buku ini. Jalan cerita yang tidak biasa, menyentuh, menegangkan, mengejutkan, dan tokoh dalam cerita pertamanya sama dengan nama saya. :) Saya sangat menyukai buku ini.
Julia
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Die Liebe besiegt alles, habe ich wieder und wieder sagen hören. Die Liebe ist stärker als der Tod. Ader das stimmte nicht, denn die Liebe ist, falls sie überhaupt existiert, sehr zerbrechlich. Sie ist so zerbrechlich. dass sie fast unsichtbar ist. S. 43

Die Liebe, die man nicht bekommt, wünscht man sich am sehnlichsten. S. 127

Sikha
Jul 11, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: novel
Judul aslinya Rispondimi. Saya berharap banyak dari buku setelah membaca Va D'ove Ti Porta Il Cuore, tapi dalam pendapat saya masih lebih bagus buku sebelumnya. Answer me adalah kumpulan cerita pendek, terdiri dari 3 buah cerita. Not to special for me. Lumayanlah..
Adrienne Urbanski
Jun 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Offers three dreary disenchanted novellas of two women and one man who find love and sexuality to be paths of self destruction and despair. They however find bits of hope and redemption through spirituality.
I loved the sparse, poetic prose. The book was a gift from an ESL Polish student.
Jen
Apr 15, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Picked up an Italian copy of this (along with a copy of my favorite book in Italian: Va' dove ti porta il cuore -- Follow Your Heart) and hope to be able to read Italian well enough to read the book someday.
Sara
Jun 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was not pleasant to read. From the first until the last story, I didn't like the simplist style nor the way the stories were told. Susanna Tamaro has many books that are way better than this one, in my hjumble opinion.
Jennifer
Nov 09, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
One day I walked through my library with my hand out, and fate made me pick this book. It was simple and elegantly written. I didn't like the first story, so it was pretty much downward from there.
Laura
Dec 15, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2009
I'm not generally a short stories reader, but this was really quite good. In comparison to all the other short stories i have read this was just detailed enough, with strong enough story lines to keep the reader interested.
Muzzammil
Dec 23, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
sebuah karya yang menyentuh. utamanya tentang kaum perempuan.
Sara
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
susanna tamaro in questo stupendo libro libera i pensieri più reconditi della mente di una povera ragzzina alle prese con la sua sfortunata vita!
IG 'clintchee'
had a deep breath after reading this...never thought that there was a very dark side in human that made 'em do the crazy thing
Marie
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Three beautifully written stories, very sad, but with a redeeming quality. Especially the last story.
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Susanna Tamaro is an Italian novelist.

Her second novel Per voce sola (Just For One Voice) won the International PEN Award and was translated into several languages.

Her novel Va' dove ti porta il cuore (Follow your Heart) was an international bestseller and became the "Italian book most sold in the 20th century".
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