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Como Agua para Chocolate: The Novel and Film Version (Critical Guides to Spanish and Latin American Texts and Film)
     

Como Agua para Chocolate: The Novel and Film Version (Critical Guides to Spanish and Latin American Texts and Film)

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by Laura Esquivel, Nathanial Gardner
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780729304535
Publisher:
Grant & Cutler
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Critical Guides to Spanish and Latin American Texts and Film Series , #74
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
113
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Mexico City, Mexico
Date of Birth:
September 30, 1951
Place of Birth:
Mexico City, Mexico

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Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
viwill1 More than 1 year ago
Este libro me gusto tanto, lo lei hace mucho tiempo y todavia lo recuerdo. La pasion de sus protagonistas, mezcladas con recetas y fantasia. Una de las mejoras obras de la escritora.
Monica Macias-Solano More than 1 year ago
its an amazing book i hav always loved it. deffinatly a must read!!!!
LaChikaDorada_01 More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read in my life! I enjoyed every second of it. It incorporated many recipes and Mexican traditions of the 19th century. I loved it! The adventure of Tita's love with Pedro is such a touching, as well as funny, novela. Laura Esquivel outdid herself. Two thumbs up! Uno de los mejores libros que he leido en mi vida! Disfrute cada segundo de este drama. Me gusto como incorporaron recetas y tradiciones de Mexicanos en el siglo 19. Me encanto! La aventura del amor que comparten Tita y Pedro es emotivo y muy divertido! Laura Esquivel hico un magnico trabajo con esta novela. Fantastico!
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Please stop........stop looking at the notes, stop reading thwm.
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Laura Esquirel's book, Like Water for Chocolate was a beautiful, life changing story about a young Spanish woman, Tita, who has fallen in love with a young Spanish man, Pedro. According to Spanish tradition, the youngest daughter of the house cannot marry. They have to take care of their mother till the day they die. Tita's mother had given birth to Tita right in the kitchen. To that day on, she was to become a great cook. Tita didn’t love her Mama Ellana much at all. She made the love of her life do something none of them would have ever thought was possible and he did it. There was a wedding that Tita had to bake the cake for, and while she baked it she cried so much that when the guests at the party ate it, they felt sadness and a terrible sickness that drove them all wild and the wedding became a disaster area. This book was very romantic in a lot of ways and it really touched my heart deeply. It completely changed my mind set on how to love and what the word love really means. This book specifically tells you that no matter how much you love a person, you'll do anything in your will to be with them. I came across a poem while reading this book and instantly fell in love with it. "If a strong emotion suddenly lights all the candles we carry inside ourselves, it creates a brightness that shines far beyond our normal vision and then a splendid tunnel appears that shows us the way that we forgot when we were born and calls us to recover our divine origin. The soul longs to return to the place it came from, leaving the body lifeless." To me this poem is about love. How when you find the love of your life and you give them everything you have including your soul. True love is a beautiful and mysterious thing in life that keeps us alive in the mind and it the heart. When you become in love you will know it. Everything about that person will make you have a feeling that you have never felt before. This feeling is what I like to call, love. This book was amazing. I think all young mature woman should read this book to get a real mindset of what love really means and how it’s not a word that can just be thrown out into the world at any given time. This book, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel was one of the best books I have ever read in my life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Este es un libro de cual me acuerdo aunque lo lei hace anos, como dijo otra persona aqui. Es inolvidable.
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Gabby Jule More than 1 year ago
my mother says its really good book i'd want to read it
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