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Laura Esquivel

Autor(a) de Like Water for Chocolate

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About the Author

She is the award-winning author of Like Water For Chocolate. She lives in Mexico City. (Publisher Provided) Laura Esquivel was born in Mexico City, Mexico on September 30, 1950. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a kindergarten teacher and as a writer for children's television mostrar mais programs during the 1970s and 1980s. Her first novel, Como Agua para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate), was published in 1989 in Spanish and in 1992 in English. It was made into a movie, also written by Esquivel, in 1993. The movie won the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures award. Her other novels include The Law of Love, Swift as Desire, Between the Fires, and Malinche. She has also published the children's story Estrellita Marinera, an essay entitled The Book of Emotions, and a philosophical treatise called Intimate Suculencias Kitchen. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Laura Esquivel

Like Water for Chocolate (1992) 11,719 exemplares
The Law of Love (1995) 904 exemplares
Malinche (2006) 679 exemplares
Swift as Desire (2001) 526 exemplares
Pierced by the Sun (2014) 135 exemplares
Mi negro pasado (2017) 29 exemplares
The Diary of Tita (2018) 25 exemplares
Als je mijn hart beroert (1991) 10 exemplares
La Estrellita Marinera (1999) 7 exemplares
Een zomer vol liefde (2001) 7 exemplares

Associated Works

Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion (2006) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares


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Like water For Chocolate is a classic! Many know it for the film - watch the film too as it is one of the best book to film adaptations ever done (and probably because the filmmaker was married to the author at the time).

Here we're introduced to the De La Cruz family consisting of Mama Elena and her three daughters Rosara, Gertrudis, and Tita, head cook Nacha, and later on, house maid Chencha.

Tita at a young age attracts the attention of Pedro, who is madly in love with her and wants to marry her. As Tita is the last child born of Mama Elena since her father died after hearing unsettling news about his family she is forced to carry the curse of her mother's family - to live as her mother's caretaker until she dies and never marry. Mama Elena orchestrates Pedro marrying Rosara, whom he claims is to be near her. This spawns a lifetime of sneaking and freaking for them trying to be together intertwined with the lives of the sisters. Tita eventually breaks free of Mama Elena's grip and falls for another man who intends to marry her. After that, Tita's on the warpath to protect her niece Esparanza, whom her sister has vowed to bestow the same family curse upon her as she can't have any more kids.

The story is beautifully crafted under Tita's role as head ranch cook, a job she inherited the day of her sister's marriage. The way the recipes are introduced and the circumstances around each dish is a stroke of genius.

Read this one, you won't be bored.
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Articul8Madness | 251 outras críticas | Nov 6, 2023 |
When I read this as a teenager I was bewitched. But reading it now almost 25 years later I have a very different opinion. I loved the magical realism but not the main love story or the two lovers. Rosaura's life I found the saddest of all. But Gertrudis' adventures would make a more compelling book.
Stefuto | 251 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
bit surreal love story, based around a mexican family and expresions of feelings through food
nordie | 251 outras críticas | Oct 14, 2023 |
bit surreal love story, based around a mexican family and expresions of feelings through food
nordie | 251 outras críticas | Oct 14, 2023 |



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