Captain Corelli's Mandolin: Louis De Bernieres
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Corelli and Pelagia spend as much time as they can kissing, talking about the future, and riding a motorcycle around the island. Compared by AS Byatt to the work of Charles Dickens and hailed as “absolutely brilliant” by the television presenter Jeremy Paxman, the book became a publishing phenomenon of the late 90s, the New Labour politician’s novel of the moment.
The American journalist John Gunter wrote in 1936 that "the things that Mussolini hates most are Hitler, aristocrats, money, cats, and old age.Bakhtin valued "polyphony" because it seemed a rebellion against the narrative habits of 19th-century fiction (and implicitly the strictures of the socialist realism being recommended in the Soviet Union). The story was short and nice easy to understand, what I didn't like about the book is there is so many characters with difficult names to remember and the book didn't focus much on the main characters, overall nice short story I recommend anyone to read it.
as an aside, the movie sucked donkey balls, i even went out of my way to find a copy that didn't have nicholas cage and penelope cruz snogging on the front cover. Pelagia suggests that given the syntax, the pamphlet could've been written by conspiring Greeks and Italians, but when she sees her father and Carlo's reaction to this, she thinks they're stupid. However, he finds he cannot do so without getting angry about the numerous Greek conquests, so he amends his title to read "A Personal History of Cephalonia.
He tells Pelagia to wait to marry Corelli until after the war, as that's the only way she'll know if their love is genuine.