Like Water for Chocolate

Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400032776
Release Date: 2002-08-13
Genre: Fiction

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Modern Languages Study Guides Como agua para chocolate

Author: Sebastian Bianchi
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781471890123
Release Date: 2017-07-10
Genre: Study Aids

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

Laura Esquivel

Author: Nathanial Eli Gardner
Publisher:
ISBN: 0729304531
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

Antes de ser libres

Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0307576221
Release Date: 2010-07-07
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Anita de la Torre nunca cuestionó su libertad viviendo en la República Dominicana. Pero al cumplir doce años de edad en 1960, la mayoría de sus familiares han emigrado a Estados Unidos, su tío Toni ha desaparecido sin dejar rastro y la policía secreta del gobierno aterroriza a su familia restante dada su presunta oposición a la dictadura de Trujillo. Utilizando la fuerza y el valor de su familia, Anita debe vencer sus miedos y volar hacia la libertad, dejando atrás todo lo que alguna vez había conocido. De la renombrada autora Julia Alvarez llega una historia inolvidable sobre la adolescencia, la perseverancia y la lucha de una niña por su libertad.

Como agua para chocolate

Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
ISBN: 0385721234
Release Date: 2010-10-27
Genre: Fiction

Terrenal, mágico y absolutamente encantador, este relato de la vida familiar en el México finisecular se convirtió, con la mezcla acertada de romance doloroso e ingenio agridulce, en un fenómeno de best-seller. La clásica historia de amor se sitúa en el rancho De la Garza, mientras la dueña tiránica Mamá Elena corta cebolla en la mesa de cocina durante sus últimos días de embarazo. Aún dentro del útero de su madre, la futura hija llora tan violentamente que causa un parto prematuro y la pequeña Tita nace entre las especies para preparar sopa de fideos. Este temprano encuentro con la comida pronto se convierte en una forma de vida. Tita se convierte en una chef maestra y, a lo largo de la historia, comparte puntos especiales de sus recetas favoritas con los lectores. La edición en español del best-seller Como agua para chocolate es, con toda razón, un notable éxito. Ahora, en esta edición en pasta blanda, miles de nuevos lectores podrán participar en el suntuoso, romántico y divertido relato de Tita, la extraordinaria cocinera que siempre pone algo extra especial en su salsa.

Como agua para chocolate Como agua para chocolate 1

Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Suma
ISBN: 9786071120250
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: Fiction

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 estos acontecimientos provocarán que se enciendan "todos los cerillos que llevamos en nuestro interior de un solo golpe".

Malinche

Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743290357
Release Date: 2007-04-17
Genre: Fiction

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

Laura Esquivel s Mexican Fictions

Author: Elizabeth Moore Willingham
Publisher: Apollo Books
ISBN: 1845195566
Release Date: 2012-05-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

Contains critical essays on the novels of twentieth-century Mexican author Laura Esquivel, including "The Law of Love," "Swift as Desire," "Malinche: A Novel," and the book and film versions of "Like Water for Chocolate," and includes a biographical profile of Esquivel.

Spanish Short Stories for Beginners

Author: Olly Richards
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1514646080
Release Date: 2015-06-21
Genre:

Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional Spanish short stories!In this book you will find: Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have great fun reading, whilst learning a wide range of new vocabulary! Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty reading! Realistic amounts of new vocabulary so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!" Carefully-written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm and frustration. Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Spanish whilst you read, and improve your speaking ability at the same time! Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions and word reference lists, so that help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying reading and having fun, rather than fumbling around with dictionaries and struggling through dense text with no support. A five-step plan for reading the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximise your learning! Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Spanish, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Spanish: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Spanish and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Spanish to the next level!So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!

Como Agua Para Chocolate Like Water for Chocolate

Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0606205128
Release Date: 2001-01-25
Genre: Fiction

A #1 bestseller in Mexico in 1990, this charming, imaginative, and just plain fun novel of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico includes unique recipes at the beginning of each chapter for a variety of traditional dishes.

Swift as Desire

Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400033263
Release Date: 2002-08-27
Genre: Fiction

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.

Execution

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374362249
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Alex Sawyer has escaped his underground nightmare to discover that the whole world has become a horrible prison run by his nemesis, Alfred Furnace, and only Alex can stop him, even if that makes him the executioner.

Atria Espa ol Presents The Best of Mexican Literature

Author: Guillermo Arriaga
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476760193
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Fiction

Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature Get acquainted with the work of some of the greatest authors of Mexican heritage with Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature. This sampler has all the ingredients that makeup some of the best books that Mexican Literature has to offer. You’ll find excerpts from: Malinche by Laura Esquivel The Night Buffalo by Guillermo Arriaga The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande People Like Us by Javier Valdés No matter what your literary preferences are, we know you’ll find something here to satisfy you.

Challenging Realities Magic Realism in Contemporary American Women s Fiction

Author: M. Ruth Noriega Sánchez
Publisher: Universitat de València
ISBN: 9788437085364
Release Date: 2011-11-28
Genre: Social Science

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.