کتاب ساحره پورتوبلو

اثر پائولو کوئیلو از انتشارات ذهن آویز - مترجم: مسیحا برزگر-داستان فلسفی

How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of who we are? That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho’s profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. The novel unravels Athenas mysterious beginnings, via an orphanage in Romania, to a childhood in Beirut. When war breaks out, her adoptive family move with her to London, where a dramatic turn of events occurs... Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.


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A Bruxa de Portobello = The witch of portobello, Paulo Coelho
The Witch of Portobello (Portuguese: A Bruxa de Portobello) is a fiction work by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho published in 2007, about a woman born in Transylvania to a Romani mother in a gypsy tribe without wedlock. The central character is abandoned by her birth mother because the father was a foreigner (gadje) and later adopted by a wealthy Lebanese couple.
عنوان: ساحره پورتوبلو؛ ساحره ی پورتوبلو؛ جادوگر پورتوبلو؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: اول ماه ژوئن سال 2008 میلادی
عنوان: ساحره ی پورتوبلو؛ نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ مترجم: آرش حجازی؛ تهران، کاروان، چاپ اول تا سوم 1386؛ در 295 ص؛ شابک: 9789648497946؛ چاپ چهارم تام ششم 1387؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان برزیلی - قرن 21 م
عنوان: ساحره پورتوبلو؛ نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ مترجم: مسیحا برزگر؛ تهران، آسیم، 1386؛ در 16 و 260 ص؛ شابک: 9789644183898؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، ذهن آویز، 1387؛ در چهارده و 260 ص؛ شابک: 9786005219135؛
عنوان: ساحره ی پورتوبلو؛ نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ مترجم: سینا زیدی؛ تهران، افراز، 1388؛ در 302 ص؛ شابک: 9789642837410؛
عنوان: ساحره پورتوبلو؛ نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ مترجم: میترا میرشکار؛ تهران، پر، کوشش، 1388، در 340 ص؛ شابک: 9789648007241؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، نوین، 1392، شابک: 9789646325456؛
عنوان: جادوگر پورتوبلو؛ نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ مترجم: سوسن اردکانی؛ تهران، نگارستان کتاب، 1388، در 419 ص؛ شابک: 9786005541243؛
یتیمی که مادرش او را در ترانسیلوانی سر راه گذاشت، کودکی که زن و شوهری لبنانی او را به فرزندی پذیرفتند، آتنا ازدواج میکند، بچه دار میشود، از شوهر جدا میشود، حالا که مادر شده، مدام به زنی میاندیشد که او را زاد، برای کشف این راز به رومانی میرود، به میان کولی ها. ا. شربیانی

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ذهنم رو پر از سوال و فکر میکنه.تو تمام ساعت هایی که این کتاب رو میخونم و یا کنار میذارمش ذهنم رو درگیر خودش میکنه.روایت خیلی جالبی داشت و دوستش داشتم.

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What a load of crap, this..!!!
I had long since wanted to try a Paulo Coelho book and I picked this on impulse.
Man, Ive never been soo damn wrong in my life.
Half way through it, I was getting HEADSPINS...!!! Being stubborn as I am, somehow managed to get through it and was left utterly dismayed and with a very bad taste in my mouth.
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE..!!
The author literally CHOKES you on his idea of spirituality and self awareness.

WORST READ EVER..!!!!!!!

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I always wished that Paulo Coehlo was my uncle so that I could call him ‘Papa Coelho’ and sit at his knee while he smoked his pipe. I think that he would be delightfully eccentric, and given to saying things like ‘Suffering, if confronted without fear, is the great passport to freedom.’ So, true, Papa Coelho. So true.
If he was my uncle, though, I might not tell him that I thought The Alchemist was tripe, and that most of his books carry too much philosophizing and not enough narrative. But in The Witch of Portobello, he achieves what others have tried so hard to do and failed so miserably at (I’m looking at you, Marilynne Robinson). There was such a fine balance between story and lesson that I was never bored by the one nor overwhelmed by the other.
The narrator of the story tells us right off that he’s not going to try to write a straight-up biography, but that in the interests of objectivity (of a sort), he’s just going to put down verbatim the interviews he conducted on the subject of the alleged ‘witch.’ From the journalist who fell in love with her to the woman who felt betrayed by her, from birth mother to adoptive mother, from teacher to student, are all given a chance to tell how Athena, born Sherine and sometimes called Hagia Sofia, messed them over. Each one recounts how she waltzed into their lives with that restless spirit and those grey eyes, and began throwing around the carefully-arranged furniture (metaphorically speaking). And then she died.
Even though I kind of rolled my eyes for the first few pages and though, ‘Damn, another one of these,’ and even though nothing really happened in the way of a plot (Athena travelled here, learned this lesson in this way, travelled there, learned that lesson), I found myself sucked in. I would be on the Stairmaster, book in hand, and look down to realize that I’d climbed twenty floors without noticing. There was something strangely compelling about Athena, and being told her story from everyone’s perspective but hers made her into this mysterious goddess figure, a myth that she simultaneously upheld and debunked at every turn.
I’m usually very much not in to books that try to refine my soul (it has been suggested that this is because I lack said soul), particularly because the message usually gets in the way of the medium. But somehow with this book I found myself yelling, ‘Yes! Yes! I will dance against the rhythm, dammit!’ and casting off the shackles of this dark world (ok, really I just tapped my finger against my lip, murmured, ‘Interesting,’ and promised myself I’d think more deeply about it later, but you get the gist).
In short, though the dialogue stumbled at times and each of the narrators spoke with pretty much the same voice, this book was a pleasure to read…which means I didn’t suffer…which means I don’t have my passport to freedom! Oh, Papa Coelho, if only you were here now. I’m so confused.


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This book *really* made me think about who I am and where I am going, and who I want to be as a woman, a wife, a soon-to-be-mother, a daughter, and a human.

I didnt always like Paulo Coehlos work. I tried to read The Alchemist in college and the novel just didnt do it for me. But a friend recommended Veronika Decides to Die to me while a loved one was in the hospital for depression and I was struggling to understand what might be happening in there, and ever since, Coehlo has been one of my obsessions.

When I picked up The Witch of Portobello, I didnt know quite what to expect. The synopsis said @How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of whom we are? That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coehlos profound new [email protected]

@Oh. Profound,@ said the skeptic in me. @Well just see about [email protected]

But all I know is this...the protagonist of the book, Athena, follows a winding path to enlightenment in the form of a female deity. And along the way she struggles to transcend societys expectations of her. The book is about the power that everyone has to find their own spirituality and fight against the norm. And in spite of myself, the novel made me feel able to make my own decisions, both practical and spiritual.

Coehlo uses a number of narrators to flesh out Athenas story, and these differing perspectives add a real depth to the story line. As a reader, you like some narrators and dislike others, which gives you the ability to take what you like from each and leave the rest, creating your own picture of Athena as you go.

This is a book to be read slowly and with a great deal of self-reflection. Its not a breezy beach vacation read, but its worth the work. Its a book about soul, so get ready to grapple with your own.

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Trapped for hours in an airport with nothing to read, my wife was further victimized by this remarkably bad book, one of five books available for sale in Portland International Airport at 2am.

You can turn to any page and find a really hackneyed phrase. Kahil Gibrains psuedo-religious drivel was at least poetic and brief by comparison. The story is supposed to be the voices of different people, but the Catholic priest, the Lebanese mother, the 65-year old restaurant owner, are all utterly indistinct.

Its a platform for his blah-blah-blah philosophizing about Joy is this, Love is that, do these five things to live well, etc. Maybe theres some good advice in here, but youd need to be awake to absorb it. Anybody could smoke dope near a tape recorder and write something this deep. Even this review has taken more of your time than this book deserves.

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Preachy new age-y bullshit, with a distinct undertone of @Im idealizing feminine qualities, so I cant possibly be [email protected] sexism. Seriously, one of his characters lists four female archetypes that women supposedly follow, and although he calls them the witch, the virgin, the martyr and the saint, its just that quote about how all roles for actresses are hookers, victims or doormats, with @[email protected] thrown in for variety. The use of various narrators is one of my favorite narrative devices, but it just falls flat in this; the @[email protected] dont feel at all different. The @[email protected] at the end was only surprising because it was dumb and unnecessary. None of the characters felt particularly developed. Oh, and the editors notes just insulted my intelligence. If you refer to Dracula being the work of an Irishman who never visited Transylvania, I get that its Bram Stoker without being told, thanks. And, if you reference Maronite Christians, but it doesnt add a damn thing to your story, you dont have to interrupt a thought to tell me what their sect believes. I could rant on like this for awhile, but basically, this is a preachy non-story that insults its readers intelligence. I left it on a plane with angry notes scrawled in the margins.
Not a great start to a new year of reading, but at least theres no where to go but up.

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