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The Pearl?rio em ue vivemos É assim a história comovente de uma pérola enorme de como foi descoberta e de como se perdeu levando com ela os sonhos bons e m. In the town they tell the story of the great pearl how it was found and how it was lost againAn amazing piece of literatureBeautiful wordsJohn Steinbeck's The Pearl is a simple story about simple people with beautiful words A must read

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Baseada num conto popular mexicano A Pérola constitui uma inesuecível parábola poética sobre as grandezas e as misérias do mundo tão contradit?. John Steinbeck's chilling novella The Pearl is the short story selection in the group catching up on classics for January 2017 In his retelling of a Mexican folktale Steinbeck tells the tale of a fisherman named Kino who finds the pearl of the world on one of his dives Showing how money is the root of all evil Steinbeck delivers a poignant tale First published in 1945 The Pearl is the story of Kino Juana and their baby Coyotito who one day discover a giant pearl on one of their fishing expeditions All of a sudden their entire village measures time against when Kino found his pearl Even though fish and pearls are the source of Kino's livelihood each member of the village desires part of his newfound wealth Rather than congratulating him on his prized discovery each villager offers their uniue suggestion as to how Kino should spend his winnings Tragedy strikes Coyotito is bitten by a scorpion and Kino and Juana rush to town in attempt to persuade the doctor to treat their child In a situation permeated with racism the doctor of Spanish descent refuses to treat the apparent Native American Kino unless he comes up with substantial monetary payment The only item of value that Kino possesses is the pearl and he assures the doctor that he will be rewarded once the pearl given to brokers Just like the doctors the pearl brokers attempt to swindle Kino Even though Kino has large dreams of what to do with his money tragedies continue to befall him throughout the novella Juana urges him to rid himself of this object that is clearly an agent of the devil Through this folk tale Steinbeck conveys that money is the root of all evils in the world Underlying is a message of socialism which was the world's response to the fascist dictators defeated in World War II Although Steinbeck's skills as a master storyteller are evident in this novella The Pearl does not resonate with me the way it does with others At first I was elated that a poor villager found a jewel that could turn his life around only to see him face tragic tests A literary masterpiece that should be read nonetheless I rate The Pearl 4 stars 5 for Steinbeck's prose and story telling skills and 25 3 for a story that does not captivate me enough as perhaps it should

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The Pearl Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Baseada num conto popular mexicano A Pérola constitui uma inesuecível parábola poética sobre as grandezas e as misérias do mundo tão contraditório em ue vivemos É assim a história comovente de uma pérola enorme de como foi descoberta e de como se perdeu levando com ela os sonhAus ue representava mas é também a história de uma família e da solidariedade especial entre uma mulher um pobre pescador índio e o filho de amb. So John Steinbeck and his editor walk into a bar disclaimer I'm making this up and John's editor says John it's so bor ing being your editor I mean you've written the Great American novel you've won the Pulitzer you've fought for the poor man you've made your fiction read like non fiction and your non fiction read like fictionJohn lights a smoke takes a slug of beer grunts Reports from the war hum from a radio at the bar and his editor finds the courage to continue Well So maybe you know it would be funny ha ha ha if you could take a story a legend you know and make it real Take a legend maybe from an ancient people and make it a vehicle for the entire human condition Throw in all of the good stuff light versus dark good versus evil man versus man man versus God Add a few archetypes some symbolism a few themes Keep your characters limited AND oh yeah here's the real kicker keep it under 100 pagesJohn looks up from his beer wonders if he can hear a score on the game He looks over briefly at the editorYeah I'll do her Got any cigarettes