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Laura Esquivel

Teoksen Pöytään ja vuoteeseen tekijä

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Pöytään ja vuoteeseen (1992) 11,924 kappaletta
The Law of Love (1995) 926 kappaletta
Malinche (2006) 698 kappaletta
Swift as Desire (2001) 534 kappaletta
Pierced by the Sun (2014) 139 kappaletta
Mi negro pasado (2017) 28 kappaletta
The Diary of Tita (2018) 26 kappaletta
Als je mijn hart beroert (1991) 10 kappaletta
Een zomer vol liefde (2001) 7 kappaletta
La Estrellita Marinera (1999) 7 kappaletta
The Colors of My Past (2020) 3 kappaletta
VERDE EN LA COCINA MEXICANA (1999) 3 kappaletta
Ley del amor, La (2015) 2 kappaletta
Lupita Ütü Yapmayı Seviyordu (2016) 2 kappaletta
Verleiding 2 kappaletta
Leesgids Mexico (2002) 2 kappaletta
Felicidade 1 kappale
A Pequena Estrela do Mar (2001) 1 kappale
Het beste uit Rainbow : een Bijenkorf selectie (1994) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Malinche: Novela 1 kappale
Kr̃lek het som chili (1993) 1 kappale
A Aldeia do Arroz - eBook (2019) 1 kappale
Malinche Malarka slow (2013) 1 kappale

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This was like pulling teeth to get through. Ugh.
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madgazelle63 | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2024 |
Read Around the World. Mexico

This is an award-winning debut novel set in Piedras Negras, near the Texas-Mexico border, during the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s, by Mexican teacher-come-author Laura Esquivel. The book is divided into 12 monthly installments or chapters each featuring its own recipe.

The story centres around the de la Garza family of women. Tita is madly in love with her sweetheart Pedro but their marriage is forbidden by her mother as tradition dictates that as the youngest daughter she stay home and care for her mother. Pedro marries her sister Rosaura instead, to be near to Tita, and sets into play a series of love triangles, rivalry, sexual tension and drama. Tita throws her heartbreak and frustration into cooking, her sensual dishes taking on magical properties. Her sister Gertrudis makes a mad dash for freedom and shapes her own destiny becoming a kickass woman. The kind and caring Dr John Brown enters the story and offers Tita a chance to escape the oppression of Mamá Elena and the awkward situation she is trapped in. Tita finds herself torn between a long-standing passion and the chance for a more respectful, selfless form of love.

I found this an enjoyable easy read. The culinary descriptions and magical realism woven in made it vivid and colourful. I found Pedro a very shallow and weak hero and was disappointed in the ending. There were also some issues around consent that were glossed over and portrayed in a positive light. Despite this it was an entertaining read.
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mimbza | 256 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 22, 2024 |
I know this book is hugely popular, but it just didn't excite me. I loved the idea that each chapter is governed by the cooking and realisation of a particular dish. The plot line was promising- a young woman, condemned not to marry because she must look after her mother for life, falls in love with the man who marries her sister so he can keep close to the woman he really loves....

In the end, it depended a great deal on magic realism. I don't do magic realism. Not at all. I couldn't wait to finish this book.… (lisätietoja)
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Margaret09 | 256 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 15, 2024 |
Kurze Inhaltsangabe
Mexiko zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Als jüngste von drei Töchtern darf Tita nicht heiraten, sondern muss bis zu deren Tod ihre Mutter versorgen. Pedro, ihre grosse Liebe, heiratet die ältere Schwester, um wenigstens in ihrer Nähe zu bleiben. Ihren Gefühlen kann sie allein in der Küche Ausdruck geben: die Gäste erleben beim Essen nach, was Tita beim Kochen empfunden hat – mit zum Teil grotesken Folgen. Konsequenterweise wird jede der zwölf Episoden von einem Kochrezept eingeleitet.… (lisätietoja)
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ela82 | 256 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 26, 2023 |



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