A spectacularly rich novel spanning 50 years in the history of a nation, a family, and a love affair, this #1 bestselling novel by the author of "Tear This Heart Out" offers a "large, lyrical, evocation of life and love during the Mexican Revolution" ("San Francisco Chronicle").
|Publisher:||Planeta Publishing Corporation|
|Edition description:||Spanish-language Edition|
About the Author
Ángeles Mastretta nació en la ciudad de Puebla, México, en 1949. Periodista, poeta, y narradora, estudió comunicación en la UNAM. Fue directora de Difusión Cultural de la ENEP Acatlán (UNAM) y del Museo del Chopo. Su novela Arráncame la vida le ha hado reconocimiento a nivel nacional (Premio Mazatlán de Literatura 1985) e internacional, pues ha sido traducida la alemán, inglés, italiano, francés, danés, turco, noruego, portugués, hebreo y holandés. Con Mal de amores, Ángeles Mastretta confirma que es una de las figuras centrales de la narrativa latinoamericana contemporánea.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a magnificent piece of literature , where the author,Angeles Mastretta, beguiles the reader with a novel that merges fiction and fantasy with the reality of Mexico's political context (sort of magical realism), that starts with the Mexican Revolution. This Mexican Revolution starts before the fall of the Dictatorship of Porfirio Torres and ends around the democratic presidency of Venustiano Carranza. History and fiction run together. Emilia Sauri, the principal character of the story, is a beautiful girl that is raised by utterly modern parents in the city of Puebla and then becomes a beautiful, hardworking doctor, a marvelous woman who falls in love with Daniel, who is a Mexican revolutionary. This love becomes a turmoil since Daniel, inside the context of the civil war, only comes and goes back and forth intermittently. However, he becomes the love of her life. At the end, Emilia choses between Daniel and Dr. Zavalza to keep her life going. However, it would be a pity not to point out that all the other characters of the novel are so genuine and so well conceived that it becomes impossible not to keep reading. The plot, the characters and most of all the impeccable fast reading prose makes this novel a piece of art that shouldn't be kept unread. If you want fiction, you get fiction, if you want erotic relationships, you get them, if you want reality you also get it and, if you want to make yourself a favor go and get the book and read it. Highly recommended.
Angeles mastretta astonishes everyone in this book with the outstanding and well written mix of love and history. One of the most enlightning book I have ever read.
One of the best novels I've ever read. We can find here History, LOVE, and breaking up with the established society.
angeles mastretta, como siempre espectacular por esto mal de amores fue galardonado con el premio Romulo Gallegos, equivalente al premio nobel de literatura, Latinoamericano.en 1998.