A Companion Text for Like Water for Chocolate

A Companion Text for Like Water for Chocolate
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Author: Janet Giannotti
Pages: 133
ISBN: UOM:39015050298846
Release: 1999
Editor: University of Michigan Press ELT

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A novel read and loved by many--share in the experience with the companion text!

A Companion Text for Like Water for Chocolate

A Companion Text for Like Water for Chocolate
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Author: Janet Giannotti
Pages: 133
ISBN: 0472085964
Release: 1999
Editor: University of Michigan Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A novel read and loved by many--share in the experience with the companion text!

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate
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Author: Laura Esquivel
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781400032778
Release: 2002-08-13
Editor: Anchor

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The bestselling phenomenon and inspiration for the award-winning film. Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance and bittersweet wit. This classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way.

Como Agua Para Chocolate the Novel and Film Version

Como Agua Para Chocolate  the Novel and Film Version
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Author: Nathanial Eli Gardner
Pages: 113
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133021019
Release: 2009
Editor: Critical Guides to Spanish and

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Laura Esquivel's debut novel Como agua para chocolate took the literary World by storm with its unique yet familiar story of love and longing on the Mexican border during the perilous times of the Mexican Revolution. This author's narrative, seeped in magic and peppered with Mexico's culinary customs, was quickly taken to the silver screen where Tita and Pedro's forbidden relationship would captivate audiences not only in its native country, but around the globe - cementing Equivel's name within the ever-growing canon of Latin American women writers. Nathanial Gardner introduces the reader to both the novel and the film version of Como agua para chocolate and examines not only key themes, such as rebellion and tradition, but also its style and main characters. This narrative's acclaimed use of food and other gastronomic elements are taken into consideration as well as the significance of magic realism to this text. As this novel/film combination follow each other in an unusually close manner, the first part analyses many of the components the two share while the second part of this study emphasizes the cinematic mechanisms that are unique to this particular presentation of Esquivel's most widely-studied creation to date.

A Companion to Latin American Cinema

A Companion to Latin American Cinema
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Author: Maria M. Delgado,Stephen M. Hart,Randal Johnson
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781118557525
Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Companion to Latin American Cinema offers a wide-ranging collection of newly commissioned essays and interviews that explore the ways in which Latin American cinema has established itself on the international film scene in the twenty-first century. Features contributions from international critics, historians, and scholars, along with interviews with acclaimed Latin American film directors Includes essays on the Latin American film industry, as well as the interactions between TV and documentary production with feature film culture Covers several up-and-coming regions of film activity such as nations in Central America Offers novel insights into Latin American cinema based on new methodologies, such as the quantitative approach, and essays contributed by practitioners as well as theorists

A Companion to Magical Realism

A Companion to Magical Realism
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Author: Stephen M. Hart,Wen-chin Ouyang
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781855661202
Release: 2005
Editor: Boydell & Brewer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A refreshing new interdisciplinary slant on magical realism as an international literary phenomenon emerging from the trauma of colonial dispossession"--Provided by publisher.

Oxford Literature Companions Como agua para chocolate

Oxford Literature Companions  Como agua para chocolate
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Author: Margaret Bond,Lorenzo Moya Morallón
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780198418283
Release: 2018-03-08
Editor: Oxford University Press - Children

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Get to grips with set texts and be fully prepared for the AS/A Level exam with the Modern Languages Oxford Literature Companions. The Companions are written by experienced lecturers, teachers and examiners and provide comprehensive coverage of characters, themes, plot, language and context with activities in Spanish to consolidate your knowledge of the text. There are also extensive sections on exam preparation and response planning, with a bank of annotated sample answers and practice questions. This guide covers Como agua para chocolate by Laura Esquivel. Modern Languages Oxford Literature Companions are also available for selected French and German set texts.

A Companion to Latin American Women Writers

A Companion to Latin American Women Writers
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Author: Brigida M. Pastor,Lloyd Hughes Davies
Pages: 253
ISBN: 9781855662360
Release: 2012
Editor: Tamesis Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume offers a critical study of a representative selection of Latin American women writers who have made major contributions to all literary genres and represent a wide range of literary perspectives and styles. Many of these women have attained the highest literary honours: Gabriela Mistral won the Nobel Prize in 1945; Clarice Lispector attracted the critical attention of theorists working mainly outside the Hispanic area; others have made such telling contributions to particular strands of literature that their names are immediately evocative of specific currents or styles. Elena Poniatowska is associated with testimonial writing; Isabel Allende and Laura Esquivel are known for the magical realism of their texts; others, such as Juana de Ibarbourou and Laura Restrepo remain relatively unknown despite their contributions to erotic poetry and to postcolonial prose fiction respectively. The distinctiveness of this volume lies in its attention to writers from widely differing historical and social contexts and to the diverse theoretical approaches adopted by the authors. Brígida M. Pastor teaches Latin American literature and film at the University of Glasgow . Her publications include Fashioning Cuban Feminism and Beyond, El discurso de Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda: Identidad Femenina y Otredad; and Discursos Caribenhos: Historia, Literatura e Cinema Lloyd Hughes Davies teaches Spanish American Literature at Swansea University. His publications include Isabel Allende, La casa de los espíritus and Projections of Peronism in Argentine Autobiography, Biography and Fiction.

The Road

The Road
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Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307267450
Release: 2007-03-20
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

A Companion Text for Growing Up

A Companion Text for Growing Up
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Author: Janet Giannotti
Pages: 180
ISBN: UOM:39015053483726
Release: 2001
Editor: University of Michigan Press ELT

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A textbook to help students learn English and learn about major events in early to mid-twentieth-century America

Blood and Chocolate

Blood and Chocolate
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Author: Annette Curtis Klause
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780385734219
Release: 2007
Editor: Ember

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom. Simultaneous.

Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children s Crusade

Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children s Crusade
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Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9780440180296
Release: 1991
Editor: Dell Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Billy Pilgrim survives capture by the Gemans in World War II, the Dresden bombings, and the struggle for financial success only to be kidnapped in a flying saucer and taken to the planet Tralfamadore.

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach
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Author: Roald Dahl
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781101653005
Release: 2007-08-16
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! “James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIME Magazine

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel
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Author: Michael Sollars,Arbolina Llamas Jennings
Pages: 948
ISBN: 9781438108360
Release: 2008-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing

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The Mistress of Spices

The Mistress of Spices
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Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307476777
Release: 2009-09-15
Editor: Anchor

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A classic work of magical realism, this bestselling novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni tells the story of Tilo, a young woman from another time who has a gift for the mystical art of spices. Now immortal, and living in the gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman, Tilo has set up shop in Oakland, California, where she administers curatives to her customers. But when she's surprised by an unexpected romance with a handsome stranger, she must choose between everlasting life and the vicissitudes of modern society. Spellbinding and hypnotizing, The Mistress of Spices is a tale of joy, sorrow, and one special woman's magical powers.

The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe
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Author: Rodman Philbrick
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780545303873
Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

Crafting Compositions

Crafting Compositions
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Author: Janet Giannotti
Pages: 245
ISBN: UOM:39015061756774
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Integrated reading-writing practice for stronger, more confident writers

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema
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Author: Rob Stone,Paul Cooke,Stephanie Dennison,Alex Marlow-Mann
Pages: 522
ISBN: 9781317420583
Release: 2017-09-27
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema explores and examines a global range of films and filmmakers, their movements and audiences, comparing their cultural, technological and political dynamics, identifying the impulses that constantly reshape the form and function of the cinemas of the world. Each of the forty chapters provides a survey of a topic, explaining why the issue or area is important, and critically discussing the leading views in the area. Designed as a dynamic forum for forty-three world-leading scholars, this companion contains significant expertise and insight and is dedicated to challenging complacent views of hegemonic film cultures and replacing outmoded ideas about production, distribution and reception. It offers both a survey and an investigation into the condition and activity of contemporary filmmaking worldwide, often challenging long-standing categories and weighted—often politically motivated—value judgements, thereby grounding and aligning the reader in an activity of remapping which is designed to prompt rethinking.

Hey Water

Hey  Water
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Author: Antoinette Portis
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780823442010
Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: Holiday House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Splash! A spunky little girl plays a spirited game of hide-and-seek with water, in this gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book. A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book An ALA Notable Children's Book Hey, water! I know you! You're all around. Join a young girl as she explores her surroundings and sees that water is everywhere. But water doesn't always look the same, it doesn't always feel the same, and it shows up in lots of different shapes. Water can be a lake, it can be steam, it can be a tear, or it can even be a snowman. As the girl discovers water in nature, in weather, in her home, and even inside her own body, water comes to life, and kids will find excitement and joy in water and its many forms. This latest work from award-winning author/illustrator Antoinette Portis is an engaging, aesthetically pleasing nonfiction picture book, complete with accessible backmatter on the water cycle, water conservation, and more. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Bank Street Best Book of the Year Selected for the CBC Champions of Change Showcase

Four Screenplays

Four Screenplays
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Author: Syd Field
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307569523
Release: 2009-09-30
Editor: Delta

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Yes, you can write a great screenplay. Let Syd Field show you how. “I based Like Water for Chocolate on what I learned in Syd's books. Before, I always felt structure imprisoned me, but what I learned was structure really freed me to focus on the story.”—Laura Esquivel Technology is transforming the art and craft of screenwriting. How does the writer find new ways to tell a story with pictures, to create a truly outstanding film? Syd Field shows what works, why, and how in four extraordinary films: Thelma & Louise, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Silence of the Lambs, and Dances with Wolves. Learn how: Callie Khouri, in her first movie script, Thelma & Louise, rewrote the rules for good road movies and played against type to create a new American classic. James Cameron, writer/director of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, created a sequel integrating spectacular special effects and a story line that transformed the Terminator, the quintessential killing machine, into a sympathetic character. This is how an action film is written. Ted Tally adapted Thomas Harris's chilling 350-page novel, The Silence of the Lambs, into a riveting 120-page script—a lesson in the art and craft of adapting novels into film. Michael Blake, author of Dances with Wolves, achieved every writer's dream as he translated his novel into an uncompromising film. Learn how he used transformation as a spiritual dynamic in this work of mythic sweep. Informative and utterly engrossing, Four Screenplays belongs in every writer's library, next to Syn Field's highly acclaimed companion volumes, Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, and Selling a Screenplay. “If I were writing screenplays . . . I would carry Syd Field around in my back pocket wherever I went.”—Steven Bochco, writer/producer/director, L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues