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Like Water For Chocolate

Author : Laura Esquivel
ISBN : 9781407057392
Genre : Fiction
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The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes. A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family. Tita, the youngest daughter of the house, has been forbidden to marry, condemned by Mexican tradition to look after her mother until she dies. But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. In desperation Pedro marries her sister Rosaura so that he can stay close to her. For the next twenty-two years Tita and Pedro are forced to circle each other in unconsummated passion. Only a freakish chain of tragedies, bad luck and fate finally reunite them against all the odds.

Laura Esquivel

Author : Nathanial Eli Gardner
ISBN : 0729304531
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

Modern Languages Study Guides Como Agua Para Chocolate

Author : Sebastian Bianchi
ISBN : 9781471890123
Genre : Study Aids
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Literature analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and narrative technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in Como agua para chocolate, this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the novel and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary


Author : Laura Esquivel
ISBN : 9780743299916
Genre : Fiction
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When Malinalli, a member of the tribe conquered by the Aztec warriors, first meets Cortés, she -- like many -- believes that he is the reincarnated forefather god of her tribe. Naturally, she assumes that her task is to help Cortés destroy the Aztec empire and free her people. The two fall passionately in love, but Malinalli gradually comes to realize that Cortés's thirst for conquest is all too human. He is willing to destroy anyone, even his own men, even their own love. Throughout Mexican history, Malinalli has been reviled for her betrayal of the Indian people. However, recent historical research has shown that her role was much more complex; she was the mediator between two cultures, Hispanic and Native American, and two languages, Spanish and Náhuatl. Bursting with lyricism and vivid imagery, Malinche finally unveils the truth behind this legendary love affair.

Cinema Of Outsiders

Author : Emanuel Levy
ISBN : 9780814752890
Genre : Social Science
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A Los Angeles Times Bestseller The most important development in American culture of the last two decades is the emergence of independent cinema as a viable alternative to Hollywood. Indeed, while Hollywood's studios devote much of their time and energy to churning out big-budget, star-studded event movies, a renegade independent cinema that challenges mainstream fare continues to flourish with strong critical support and loyal audiences. Cinema of Outsiders is the first and only comprehensive chronicle of contemporary independent movies from the late 1970s up to the present. From the hip, audacious early works of maverick David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, and Spike Lee, to the contemporary Oscar-winning success of indie dynamos, such as the Coen brothers (Fargo), Quentin Tarentino (Pulp Fiction), and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Levy describes in a lucid and accessible manner the innovation and diversity of American indies in theme, sensibility, and style. Documenting the socio-economic, political and artistic forces that led to the rise of American independent film, Cinema of Outsiders depicts the pivotal role of indie guru Robert Redford and his Sundance Film Festival in creating a showcase for indies, the function of film schools in supplying talent, and the continuous tension between indies and Hollywood as two distinct industries with their own structure, finance, talent and audience. Levy describes the major cycles in the indie film movement: regional cinema, the New York school of film, African-American, Asian American, gay and lesbian, and movies made by women. Based on exhaustive research of over 1,000 movies made between 1977 and 1999, Levy evaluates some 200 quintessential indies, including Choose Me, Stranger Than Paradise, Blood Simple, Blue Velvet, Desperately Seeking Susan, Slacker, Poison, Reservoir Dogs, Gas Food Lodging, Menace II Society, Clerks, In the Company of Men, Chasing Amy, The Apostle, The Opposite of Sex, and Happiness. Cinema of Outsiders reveals the artistic and political impact of bold and provocative independent movies in displaying the cinema of "outsiders"-the cinema of the "other America."

Laura Esquivel S Mexican Fictions

Author : Elizabeth Moore Willingham
ISBN : 1845194101
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This first book-length treatment of Laura Esquivel's fiction presents a lively and enlightening collection of essays on her four novels to date and the film version of Like Water for Chocolate, along with a comprehensive treatment of Esquivel's twenty years of contested critical reputation. Elena Poniatowska Amor sets Esquivel's literary roots into a broad context of Mexican Letters, from contemporary feminist theatre to lyric poetry and the testimonial narrative. In conversation with Esquivel, Poniatowska elicits a telling view of men and food as parallels in the universe of the kitchen where the female acts of grinding, kneading, smoothing, stirring, timing, measuring - and so on - are organizing and sensual principles in the shared lives of men and women. Other respected critics of Mexican literature, film, and culture provide fresh examinations of Esquivel's treatment of gendered roles in her fiction and her exploitation of character and plot conventions, some of which emerge from Latin American and Hollywood melodrama of the 1940s and 1950s. Wide-ranging essay contributions include "intra-historical" or feminist perspectives, and modes of science fiction. Specialists in Mexican culture and history, Medical Humanities, and Religious Studies provide enlightening readings of Esquivel's fictional milieus in the contexts of cultural geography, religious practice, and folk medicine.

Como Agua Para Chocolate

Author : Laura Esquivel
ISBN : 9786071120250
Genre : Fiction
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Tita de la Garza, la menor de sus hermanas, está obligada a quedarse en casa sin poderse casar porque tiene que cuidar a su madre. Obligada a rechazar a su pretendiente, expresa su rebeldía en la cocina. Laura Esquivel conquistó al mundo literario hace veinticinco años a través de esta alegoría que vincula con arte los sentimientos y la gastronomía. Bestseller internacional, cuya adaptación al cine es considerada una de las diez películas extranjeras más taquilleras en Estados Unidos. La novela narra la historia de Tita de la Garza a manera de recetario, donde cada capítulo es una receta que relata las aventuras de la protagonista en una casa donde la tradición la obliga a quedarse a cuidar a su madre, y por lo tanto, sin poderse casar nunca. Tita, excelente cocinera, expresa su enojo y rebeldía a través de sus recetas, creando situaciones extraordinarias que involucrarán también a los demás miembros de su familia. Al final, todos estosacontecimientos provocarán que se enciendan #todos los cerillos que llevamos en nuestro interior de un solo golpe#.

Challenging Realities Magic Realism In Contemporary American Women S Fiction

Author : M. Ruth Noriega Sánchez
ISBN : 9788437085364
Genre : Social Science
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Les arrels del realisme màgic en els escrits de Borges i altres autors d'Amèrica Llatina han estat àmpliament reconeguts i ben documentades produint una sèrie d'estudis crítics, molts dels quals figuren en la bibliografia d'aquest treball. Dins d'aquest marc, aquest llibre presenta als lectors una varietat d'escriptores de grups ètnics, conegudes i menys conegudes, i les col·loca en un context literari en el que es tracten tant a nivell individual com a escriptores així com a nivell col·lectiu com a part d'un moviment artístic més ampli. Aquest llibre és el resultat del treball realitzat a les universitats de Sheffield i la de València i representa una valuosa investigació i una important contribució als estudis literaris.

Swift As Desire

Author : Laura Esquivel
ISBN : 9781400033263
Genre : Fiction
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Between Two Fires

Author : Laura Esquivel
ISBN : 1503951545
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Revised edition: This edition of Between Two Fires includes editorial revisions.

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