Laura Esquivel

Laura Esquivel

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Laura Esquivel (born September 30, 1950) is a Mexican author making a noted contribution to Latin-American literature. She was born the third of four children of Julio C sar Esquivel, a telegraph operator, and Josefa Vald s. In her first novel Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate), released in 1989, Esquivel uses magical realism to combine the ordinary and the supernatural, similar to Isabel Allende. The novel, taking place during the revolution in early twentieth century Mexico, shows the importance of the kitchen in Esquivel's life. Esquivel believes that the kitchen is the most important part of the house and characterizes it as a source of knowledge and understanding that brings pleasure. The "title refers to a colloquial phrase used by the Spanish that means an extremity of feeling. It refers to a boiling point in terms of anger, passion and sexuality." The idea for the book came to Esquivel "while she was cooking the recipes of her mother and grandmother." Reportedly, "Esquivel used an episode from her own family to write her book. She had a great-aunt named Tita, who was forbidden to wed.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134923699
  • 9786134923699

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