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It looks clear the wisest choice Rosa Montero made was writing about human beings in general starting from a very specific and genius one: When Pierre Curie ide all of a sudden, the Polish scientist, which is portrayed as both rational and passionate, started to write this incredibly intimate journal. Madame Curie, who won two Nobel prizes, became crazy at that time and used writing as a tool to recover and not to let her feelings take her over.

Vefte self-disciplined, this obsessive individual also tried to save herself by focusing even more on her job.

La ridícula idea de no volver a verte : Rosa Montero :

It teaches us the promise of never ending happiness is a lie and that no life is a bed of roses. However, verhe difference is how we approach to it. In any case, these two Spanish intellectuals had been together for twenty-one years so the pain she was going through must had been unbearable. As a matter of fact, the reader can easily feel her pain on the beautiful expressive Montero writes. Not only for the scenes — there are some which are incredibly moving — but ridculaa for the adjectives, which are impeccably picked by this cultivated woman in her sixties.


Rosa Montero has also done an excellent job with the documentation. However, I let my imagination fly in the interpretations. I used the great Madame Curie as a paradigm. She also used the Internet and asked some friends for advice.

On the other hand, Montero must be praised for all the additional materials found in the essay as well, which are definitely ideq strong point of it.

As a good journalist, Montero has the ability to awake the audience interest from the very first sentence of every sentence in each chapter.

After a fascinating start, different kind of reflections can be expected.

Rosa Montero

She also reflects beautifully and vfrte deeply on crucial realities for humans, such as friendship or being a parent. Despite new themes keep arising, such as the ridula fight between feelings and reason, the faithful reader of Montero will also find her typical feminism, which led her to write the jewel History of women in Nevertheless, both first-class authors share a remarkably perfectionist personality with Marie Curie.

In the case of the writers, this leads to a truly rich language, which naturally varies from poetic and close to more informal and natural.

The Spanish dw also masterly uses humor, often to criticize. With an incredible ability to take you to the different scenes, this individual, who proves to have lots of empathy, makes use of comparisons and metaphors in a delicious way. Baring that in mind, this other beautiful quote suits her perfectly: It often feels as if Rosa Montero is talking directly to whom is reading as questions are being made during all the essay without any kind of mercy.


Apart from that, it can also iidea the reader feel pleasantly normal. When being perfectionist, ambitious and obsessive is a cause of anxiety, realizing others had to deal with it may help. Although Curie may not be a model to follow for her ridculla relationship with her body and job, she definitely is for many things such as her hard work or ability to focus. Although she is successful at that, her associations are quite difficult to follow sometimes, as when she links insecurity and ambition.

While writing the end and choosing the memories that summarize their existence together, Rosa Montero has written a treasure that reminds us what is important in life. Born in Madrid inthis ordinary Gerte woman studied Journalism and Psychology. The rest have family who are already related to this field. Writing from a very early age, composing has always been vital for her.

Once, she said in an interview: When you are about to finish one novel, you think of the next one and fall in love with it.

Some topics, like feminism, appear in many of her books. Interview with On Montero after she published The history of the transparent king.

She reflects on the way Spain is seen abroad. Seix Barral, Biblioteca Breve Year: