--- In CompositionArtJournals@yahoogroups.com
, Janice Brown
> Margie - the novel is set in Paris and central Asia ... from the
> "the idea of the Zhir comes from Islamic tradition and is though to
have arisen at some point in the eighteenth century. Zahir in Arabic,
means visible, present, incapable of going unnoticed ... someone or
something that occupies our every thought"
> Author is Paulo Coelho and was translated from the Portuguese.
> don't know whether I'll be doing any entries in my diary for
awhile; but I usually keep some notes as I read so I can recall it
> The Mermaid's Chair, I thought, was right up there with Secret Life
> bye for now
Thank you, Janice; I'll put this on my "to read" list. In the
meantime, I'll look for your critique.
Also, I'll look into The Mermaid's Chair. Thanks for the reference.