Laura Esquivel s Mexican Fictions

Laura Esquivel s Mexican Fictions
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Author: Elizabeth Moore Willingham
Pages: 282
ISBN: 1845195566
Release: 2012-05-18
Editor: Apollo Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Outstanding essayists in Latin American literature and film explore Laura Esquivel's critical reputation, contextualise her work in literary movements, and consider her four novels and the film based on Like Water for Chocolate from diverse critical perspectives. The Editor's "An Introduction to Esquivel Criticism" reviews twenty-years of global praise and condemnation. Elena Poniatowska, in an essay provided in the original Spanish and in translation, reflects on her first reading of Like Water for Chocolate. From unique critical perspectives, Jeffrey Oxford, Patrick Duffey, and Debra Andrist probe the novel as film and fiction. The Reverend Dr Stephen Butler Murray explores the author's spiritual focus, and cultural geographer Maria Elena Christie uses words and images to compare Mexican kitchen-space and Esquivel's first novel. Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez and Lydia H Rodríguez affirm divergent readings of The Law of Love, and Elizabeth M Willingham reads contested national identity in Swift as Desire. Jeanne L Gillespie and Ryan F Long approach Malinche: A Novel through historical documents and popular and religious culture. In the closing essay of the volume, Alberto Julián Pérez contextualises Esquivel's fiction within Feminist and Hispanic literary movements. A glossary and translations recommend the work to English-speaking readers and those new to studies of Hispanic fiction and film. This book is the first in-depth review and assessment of twenty years of Esquivel criticism. The comparative and theoretical views presented of each of Esquivel's four novels and the film of Like Water for Chocolate provide suggestions for future literary research.

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.

Malinche

Malinche
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Author: Laura Esquivel
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780743290357
Release: 2007-04-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Historical novel that retells the story of Hernâan Cortâes and Doäna Marina, his interpreter and mistress during the conquest of Mexico.

World Literature Today

World Literature Today
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029523813
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown

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The Law of Love

The Law of Love
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Author: Laura Esquivel,Margaret Sayers Peden
Pages: 266
ISBN: 0609801279
Release: 1996
Editor: Three Rivers Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After one night of passion, Azucena, an astroanalyst in twenty-third-century Mexico City, is separated from her Twin Soul, Rodrigo, and journeys across the galaxy and through past lives to find her lost love, encountering a deadly enemy along the way

The Boom in Contemporary Israeli Fiction

The Boom in Contemporary Israeli Fiction
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Author: Alan L. Mintz,Author Alan Mintz
Pages: 192
ISBN: 087451830X
Release: 1997
Editor: UPNE

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Five essays explore facets of what Mintz calls the complexity of cultural reverberations in Israeli fiction of the past two decades.

Latin American Science Fiction Writers

Latin American Science Fiction Writers
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Author: Darrell B. Lockhart
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0313305536
Release: 2004
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents profiles of seventy authors, each one with a biography, a discussion of the author's work, and primary and secondary bibliographical sources.

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.

Short Fiction by Spanish American Women

Short Fiction by Spanish American Women
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Author: Evelyn Fishburn
Pages: 126
ISBN: 0719047447
Release: 1998
Editor: Manchester University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Provides a grouping of Spanish-American short stories written by women, emphasizing their differences as much as their similarities. Bombal's La historia de Maria Griselda delves into the family tensions found in a country house in southern Chile. Somers' mordant, black humour is present in El derrumbiento, and Leccion de cocina is a humorous but pessimistic account of the profound changes that marriage demands from the Mexican middle-class woman.

Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction

Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction
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Author: Olivia E. Sears
Pages: 529
ISBN: 9781564785152
Release: 2009
Editor: Dalkey Archive Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sixteen of Mexicos finest fiction writers born after 1945 are collected in this compelling bilingual anthology, offering a glimpse of the rich tapestry of Mexican fiction, from small-town dramas to tales of urban savagery. Many of these writers, and most of these stories, have never before appeared in English. Readers will meet an embalmed man positioned in front of the TV, a mariachi singer suffering from mediocrity, a mans lifelong imaginary friend, and the town prostitute whose funeral draws a crowd from the highest rungs of the social ladder. The writers that Mexican editor lvaro Uribe selected for this volume are deeply engaged in the literary life of Mexico and include prominent editors, translators, columnists, professors, and even the young founder of a new publishing collective. Between them they have received dozens of prizes, from the Xavier Villaurrutia prize to Guggenheim fellowships and other international awards.

Swift as Desire

Swift as Desire
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Author: Laura Esquivel
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781400033263
Release: 2002-08-27
Editor: Anchor

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As the millions of fans of Like Water for Chocolate know, Laura Esquivel is a romanticist whose novels explore the power of love and the truths of the human heart. She returns to those themes in Swift as Desire, the story of a loving and passionate man who has the gift of bringing happiness to everyone except his own wife. The hero of this novel is Júbilo Chi, a telegraph operator who is born with the ability to “hear” people’s true feelings and respond to their most intimate, unspoken desires. His life changes forever the day he falls deeply and irrevocably in love with Lucha, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy family. She believes money is necessary to insure happiness, while for Júbilo, who is poor, love and desire are more important than possessions. But their passion for each other enables them to build a happy life together -- until their idyll is shattered by a terrible event that drives them bitterly apart. Only years later, as Júbilo lies dying, is his daughter able to unravel the mystery behind her parents’ long estrangement and bring about a surprising reconciliation.

Writing Worlds

Writing Worlds
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Author: Vesna Goldsworthy
Pages: 176
ISBN: UOM:39015063085511
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Leading names from the international literary scene present a stunning collection of conversations and essays. Contributors include: George Szirtes, David Constantine, David Solway, Gillian Beer, and many more.

Cosmos Latinos

Cosmos Latinos
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Author: Andrea L. Bell,Yolanda Molina-Gavilán
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0819566349
Release: 2003-07-31
Editor: Wesleyan University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first-ever collection of Latin American science fiction in English.

The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015066156806
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown

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Children s and Young Adult Literature by Latino Writers

Children s and Young Adult Literature by Latino Writers
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Author: Sherry York
Pages: 184
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173015834517
Release: 2002
Editor: Linworth Publishing, Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An annotated bibliography of books by U.S. Latino writers for children and teens, excluding picture storybooks. Entries include interest levels, subject headings, major awards given, and if the book is included in Accelerated Reader or Reading Counts tests. Brief biographical information about the authors is also given.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015066180392
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown

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The Gringo Champion

The Gringo Champion
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Author: Aura Xilonen
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781609453671
Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The award-winning debut novel by young Mexican author Aura Xilonen, The Gringo Champion is a thrillingly inventive story about crossing borders that the Los Angeles Review of Books called "one of the must-read books of 2017." Liborio has to leave Mexico, a land that has taught him little more than a keen instinct for survival. He crosses the Rio Bravo, like so many others, to reach "the promised land." And in a barrio like any other, in some gringo city, this illegal immigrant tells his story. As Liborio narrates his memories we discover a childhood scarred by malnutrition and abandonment, an adolescence lived with a sense of having nothing to lose. In his new home, he finds a job at a bookstore. He falls in love with a woman so intensely that his fantasies of her verge on obsession. And, finally, he finds himself on a path that just might save him: he becomes a boxer. This is a migrant's story of deracination, loneliness, fear, and finally, love told in a sparkling, innovative prose. It's Million Dollar Baby meets The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and a story of migration and hope that is as topical as it is timeless.

Spirits of the Ordinary

Spirits of the Ordinary
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Author: Kathleen Alcalá
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0156005689
Release: 1998
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tells the story of several generations of a Mexican Jewish family, and the different paths taken by its members

Between Two Fires

Between Two Fires
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Author: Laura Esquivel
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1503951545
Release: 2015-12-08
Editor: AmazonCrossing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Revised edition: This edition of Between Two Fires includes editorial revisions.

Like Water For Chocolate

Like Water For Chocolate
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Author: Laura Esquivel
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781407057392
Release: 2010-03-30
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'An epic love story with recipes and a sprinkling of magical realism' WASHINGTON POST THE INTOXICATING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER ABOUT LOVE, COOKING AND MAGIC. PERFECT FOR FANS OF JOANNE HARRIS AND ISABEL ALLENDE. Like Water For Chocolate tells the captivating story of the De la Garza family. As the youngest daughter, Tita is forbidden by Mexican tradition to marry. Instead, she pours all of her emotions into her delicious recipes, which she shares with readers along the way. When Tita falls in love with Pedro, he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. Unfortunately, he's married to her sister... Filled with recipes, magical realism and bittersweet humour, this charming story of one family's life in turn-of-the-century Mexico has captivated readers all over the world and was made into an award-winning film. ‘A joy... Has an energetic charm that's quite impossible to resist’ LITERARY REVIEW 'Whimsical and delicious' CNN