Like Water for Chocolate

Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400032778
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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.

Like Water For Chocolate

Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407057391
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Like Water for Chocolate

Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439571262
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Laura Esquivel s Mexican Fictions

Author: Elizabeth Moore Willingham
Publisher: Apollo Books
ISBN: 9781845195564
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

An Appetite for Passion Cookbook

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Publisher: Miramax Books
ISBN: 9780786861620
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Celebrities and restaurateurs, from Marla Trump to Placido Domingo, offer inventive recipes inspired by the film, Like Water for Chocolate, accompanied by a foreword by Laura Esquivel and quotes about food and love from famous writers.

Chocolat

Author: Joanne Harris
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674732
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When the exotic stranger Vianne Rocher arrives in the old French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique called “La Celeste Praline” directly across the square from the church, Father Reynaud identifies her as a serious danger to his flock. It is the beginning of Lent: the traditional season of self-denial. The priest says she’ll be out of business by Easter. To make matters worse, Vianne does not go to church and has a penchant for superstition. Like her mother, she can read Tarot cards. But she begins to win over customers with her smiles, her intuition for everyone’s favourites, and her delightful confections. Her shop provides a place, too, for secrets to be whispered, grievances aired. She begins to shake up the rigid morality of the community. Vianne’s plans for an Easter Chocolate Festival divide the whole community. Can the solemnity of the Church compare with the pagan passion of a chocolate éclair? For the first time, here is a novel in which chocolate enjoys its true importance, emerging as an agent of transformation. Rich, clever, and mischievous, reminiscent of a folk tale or fable, this is a triumphant read with a memorable character at its heart. Says Harris: “You might see [Vianne] as an archetype or a mythical figure. I prefer to see her as the lone gunslinger who blows into the town, has a showdown with the man in the black hat, then moves on relentless. But on another level she is a perfectly real person with real insecurities and a very human desire for love and acceptance. Her qualities too - kindness, love, tolerance - are very human.” Vianne and her young daughter Anouk, come into town on Shrove Tuesday. “Carnivals make us uneasy,” says Harris, “because of what they represent: the residual memory of blood sacrifice (it is after all from the word "carne" that the term arises), of pagan celebration. And they represent a loss of inhibition; carnival time is a time at which almost anything is possible.” The book became an international best-seller, and was optioned to film quickly. The Oscar-nominated movie, with its star-studded cast including Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) and Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love), was directed by Lasse Hallstrom, whose previous film The Cider House Rules (based on a John Irving novel) also looks at issues of community and moral standards, though in a less lighthearted vein. The idea for the book came from a comment her husband made one day while he was immersed in a football game on TV. “It was a throwaway comment, designed to annoy and it did. It was along the lines of...Chocolate is to women what football is to men…” The idea stuck, and Harris began thinking that “people have these conflicting feelings about chocolate, and that a lot of people who have very little else in common relate to chocolate in more or less the same kind of way. It became a kind of challenge to see exactly how much of a story I could get which was uniquely centred around chocolate.” Rich with metaphor and gorgeous writing...sit back and gorge yourself on Chocolat.

A Recipe for Discourse

Author: Eric Skipper
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042031921
Format: PDF, ePub
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Slender and yet panoramic in scope, historical and yet relevant to current-day concerns, Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate has provoked from the outset a divergent range of critical opinions. The essays in A Recipe for Discourse: Perspectives on L.

Swift as Desire

Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400033268
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Out of this World

Author: Holly Virginia Blackford
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807744662
Format: PDF, ePub
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The author analyzes the way the girls discuss pleasure in becoming "the eye" of the reader, use film to decode the genres of literature, master forms such as fantasy and Gothic, describe the differences between reading and viewing films, and identify only with animal rather than human characters. Blackford intertwines the vivid voices of her girl respondents with her own story of moving beyond her feminist and multicultural assumptions of how children are shaped by the stories we tell in literature. This breakthrough text presents surprising findings about how girls appreciate literature and what they enjoy about reading.

A Little Literature

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN:
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Featuring the smallest trim size and page count of any comparable anthology, this appealing new three-genre collection encourages students to experience the pleasures of reading literature. A Little Literature: Reading, Writing, and Argument offers a compact and economical alternative to bulky anthologies. Despite the brevity of this compilation, a judicious mix of classic and contemporary selections–from Sophocles and Shakespeare to Amy Tan and Tobias Wolff–offers ample reading choices for instructors and students. Concise, yet complete, editorial apparatus provides guidance on reading, writing, and, most particularly, developing arguments about literature.