The Postman: Antonio Skarmeta. Reviewed by Jason Austin, Assistant Buyer at Readings Carlton. 7 Mar First published in Spanish in then in. The Postman by Antonio Skármeta – book cover, description, publication history. The unforgettable inspiration for the Academy Award–winning Il Postino, this classic novel established Antonio Skármeta’s reputation as “one of the most.

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Do you know what happens when you fall in skarmetaa You feel the rhymes running through your veins because love makes you see the beauty everywhere! This political background is important to the story because Neruda is sent abroad as an ambassador, but his friends in Chile are always in touch with him.

This is a short story with a little bit of every emotion: I think this is the first book I have read in which a real author — Pablo Neruda — is one of the main characters in the story, and I liked how at first he was distant and serious but then he makes friends with our illiterate characters of the village. Sounds like a sweet story. And you are right — when you fall in love, you become a poet. Isi, there is a wonderful film based on this novel — an Italian psotman — called Il Postino.


In the film, I postmzn the location is changed to Italy of course!

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One of the reasons the film is famous because the screenplay was written by the actor who also played the lead role — it was a labour of love for him, although he was very ill. He kept going all the way through the production of the film, and then, on the final day when everything was finished, his heart gave out and he died. So sad — but a beautiful achievement and a fine tribute to his work both as a writer and an actor. Here is a link: I knew there was a film, but I had no idea about the story behind it.

Yes, I must watch it!

Sounds very romantic, thanks for the information, Leander! I find I do best with poetry when I can read and discuss with a group. Thanks for the recommendation! Sounds like a lovely read. Hope you like it, Lianne.


Though I love to read poetry I often keep that in my own language. I find it harder to understand the meaning when it is in a different postmab.

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