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Veronika decides to die

Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Another of Coelho's spiritual journeys, this time by the 24-year-old protagonist who, after a failed suicide attempt, rediscovers in an insane asylum in Slovenia the preciousness and precariousness of life. Costa's translation is competent, but cannot save Coelho's novel from its by now familiar and conventionally inspirational tone and message"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paulo Coelho
ISBN: 0060196122 9780060196127
OCLC Number: 43287745
Description: 210 p. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Veronika decide morrer.
Responsibility: Paulo Coelho ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.

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"Another of Coelho's spiritual journeys, this time by the 24-year-old protagonist who, after a failed suicide attempt, rediscovers in an insane asylum in Slovenia the preciousness and precariousness of life. Costa's translation is competent, but cannot save Coelho's novel from its by now familiar and conventionally inspirational tone and message"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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Paulo Coelho: You're genius

by teacherinoz (WorldCat user published 2011-08-13) Very Good Permalink

Paulo Coelho could bring to life a lot of real insecurities of today's youth. Even thou Veronika's reasons were silly for her to attempt suicide, they are the same reasons that I lost a friend. It certainly made me think and have a new point of view. And Veronika certainly learnt...
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