The book lay on her lap. She realized that for more than five minutes she had been looking at the porousness of the paper . She sat in the window alcove in the English patient’s. room, the painted walls on one side of her, the valley on the other.
The book lay on her lap. She realized that for more than five minutes she had been looking at the porousness of the paper, the crease at the corner of page 17 which someone had folded over as a mark. She brushed h. er hand over its skin. A scurry in her mind like a mouse in the ceiling, a moth on the night window. She looked down the hall, though there was no one else living there now, no one except the English patient and herself in the Villa San Girolamo.
Читатель знакомится с главными героями в итальянской провинции весной 1945 года. На заброшенной вилле недалеко от Флоренции пересекаются жизненные пути четырёх людей - медсестры из передвижного госпиталя, её умирающего пациента, сапёра, разминирующего окрестности, и бывшего вора, завербованного английской разведкой. Для широкого круга изучающих английский язык. Текст сокращён и адаптирован. Уровень Intermediate.
The English Patient is a 1992 novel by Michael Ondaatje. The book follows four dissimilar people brought together at an Italian villa during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The four main characters are: an unrecognisably burned man - the eponymous patient, presumed to be English; his Canadian Army nurse, a Sikh British Army sapper, and a Canadian thief.
I have never read a book that has captivated me in the way that ‘The English Patient’ has. It focuses the reader on the story of five key people from different origins, four of whom the fates of war were sheltering at the end of the Second World War in a ravaged Italian villa with a personality of its own.
461 quotes from Michael Ondaatje: 'She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape
461 quotes from Michael Ondaatje: 'She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape. 'We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves. I wish for all this to be marked on by body when I am dead. I believe in such cartography - to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings.
The English Patient author Michael Ondaatje is among six writers in the running for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. In July, Ondaatje’s 1992 book The English Patient was named the greatest-ever winner of the Man Booker Prize. The English Patient author Michael Ondaatje is among six writers in the running for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. com. ae8-2565c9. Posted by the author's publisher).
MICHAEL ONDAATJE is the author of five novels, a memoir, a non-fiction book on film and several books of poetry. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize; another of his novels, Anil’s Ghost, won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and the Prix Medicis. His most recent novel, Divisadero, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was the winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction 2007.