Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate
Author: Laura Esquivel
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-08-13
ISBN: 1400032776
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Like Water for Chocolate Book Excerpt:

The bestselling phenomenon and inspiration for the award-winning film. Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance and bittersweet wit. This classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way.

Like Water For Chocolate

Like Water For Chocolate
Author: Laura Esquivel
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN: 1407057391
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Like Water For Chocolate Book Excerpt:

THE INTOXICATING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER ABOUT LOVE, COOKING AND MAGIC. PERFECT FOR FANS OF JOANNE HARRIS AND ISABEL ALLENDE. 'This magical, mythical, moving story of love, sacrifice and summering sensuality is something I will savour for a long time' MAUREEN LIPMAN Like Water For Chocolate tells the captivating story of the De la Garza family. As the youngest daughter, Tita is forbidden by Mexican tradition to marry. Instead, she pours all of her emotions into her delicious recipes, which she shares with readers along the way.When Tita falls in love with Pedro, he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. Unfortunately, he's married to her sister... Filled with recipes, longing and bittersweet humour, this charming story of one family's life in turn-of-the-century Mexico has captivated readers all over the world and was made into an award-winning film. 'A joy... Has an energetic charm that's quite impossible to resist' LITERARY REVIEW 'An epic love story with recipes and a sprinkling of magical realism' WASHINGTON POST 'Enchanting...an open-eyed fairy story complete with ugly sister' BARBARA TRAPIDO 'A Mexican culinary romance to make the mouth water' SHE 'Ingenious' INDEPENDENT

A Study Guide for Laura Esquivel s Like Water for Chocolate

A Study Guide for Laura Esquivel s Like Water for Chocolate
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1410336123
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Laura Esquivel s Like Water for Chocolate Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Laura Esquivel's "Like Water for Chocolate," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Hispanic Connection

The Hispanic Connection
Author: Zenia Sacks Da Silva
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0275980901
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hispanic Connection Book Excerpt:

Examines the span of Spanish and Latin American arts.

Performing Gender and Comedy Theories Texts and Contexts

Performing Gender and Comedy  Theories  Texts and Contexts
Author: Hengen S
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN: 1134385587
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performing Gender and Comedy Theories Texts and Contexts Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Companion Text for Like Water for Chocolate

A Companion Text for Like Water for Chocolate
Author: Janet Giannotti
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press ELT
Total Pages: 133
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion Text for Like Water for Chocolate Book Excerpt:

A novel read and loved by many--share in the experience with the companion text!

Literature of Latin America

Literature of Latin America
Author: Rafael Ocasio
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780313320019
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature of Latin America Book Excerpt:

Presents the literary and cultural heritage of Latin America from the colonial period through the twentieth century and examines texts from the early explorers, military and religious groups, political and native influences, and women writers.

Reel Food

Reel Food
Author: Anne L. Bower
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN: 1135875855
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reel Food Book Excerpt:

Reel Food is the first book devoted to food as a vibrant and evocative element of film, featuring original essays by major food studies scholars, among them Carole Counihan and Michael Ashkenazi. This collection reads various films through their uses of food-from major food films like Babette's Feast and Big Night to less obvious choices including The Godfather trilogy and The Matrix. The contributors draw attention to the various ways in which food is employed to make meaning in film. In some cases, such as Soul Food and Tortilla Soup, for example, food is used to represent racial and ethnic identities. In other cases, such as Chocolat and Like Water for Chocolate, food plays a role in gender and sexual politics. And, of course, there is also discussion of the centrality of popcorn to the movie-going experience. This book is a feast for scholars, foodies, and cinema buffs. It will be of major interest to anyone working in popular culture, film studies, and food studies, at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel
Author: Michael Sollars,Arbolina Llamas Jennings
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 957
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1438108362
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel Book Excerpt:

The Facts On File Companion to the World Novel : 1900 to the Present is a new two-volume reference guide featuring more than 600 entries on the world’s greatest modern novels and novelists, including everything from acknowledg.

Sensual Reading

Sensual Reading
Author: Michael Syrotinski,Ian Maclachlan,Bucknell University Press,Associated University Presses
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780838754719
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensual Reading Book Excerpt:

Sensual Reading is a collection of essays that attempts to rearticulate the relationship between reading and the different senses as a way of moving beyond increasingly homogenized discourses of the "body" and the "subject." Contributions engage with the individual senses, with the themes of sensory richness and sensory deprivation, and with the notion of "telesensuality."

Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story
Author: Donald F. Stevens
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 265
Release: 1998-07-01
ISBN: 058534826X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Based on a True Story Book Excerpt:

Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. The book opens with an introduction on the visual presentation of the past in the movies, while the rest of the book consists of essays that explore the best feature films on Latin America from the professional historian's perspective.

Humoring Resistance

Humoring Resistance
Author: Dianna C. Niebylski
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2004-07-15
ISBN: 9780791461235
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humoring Resistance Book Excerpt:

Analyzes the explosive connections among strategic uses of humor, women's bodies, and resistance in fiction by Latin American women writers.

Reframing Latin America

Reframing Latin America
Author: Erik Ching,Christina Buckley,Angélica Lozano-Alonso
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-06-03
ISBN: 9780292782655
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reframing Latin America Book Excerpt:

Providing an extensive introduction to cultural studies in general, regardless of chronological or geographic focus, and presenting provocative, essential readings from Latin American writers of the last two centuries, Reframing Latin America brings much-needed accessibility to the concepts of cultural studies and postmodernism. From Saussure to semiotics, the authors begin by demystifying terminology, then guide readers through five identity constructs, including nation, race, and gender. The readings that follow are presented with insightful commentary and encompass such themes as "Civilized Folk Marry the Barbarians" (including José Martí's "Our America") and "Boom Goes the Literature: Magical Realism as the True Latin America?" (featuring Elena Garro's essay "It's the Fault of the Tlaxcaltecas"). Films such as Like Water for Chocolate are discussed in-depth as well. The result is a lively, interdisciplinary guide for theorists and novices alike.

What s Normal

What s Normal
Author: Carol C. Donley,Sheryl Buckley
Publsiher: Kent State University Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780873386531
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s Normal Book Excerpt:

This is the companion text to The Tyranny of the Normal: An Anthology. It examines the issues of abnormalities in mental health, intelligence, and sexual behaviour. Both books are comprised of literary and fictional readings and commentary by health care professionals and medical ethicists.

Contemporary Cinema of Latin America

Contemporary Cinema of Latin America
Author: Deborah Shaw
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2003-03-15
ISBN: 9780826414854
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Cinema of Latin America Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on a selection of internationally known Latin American films. The chapters are organized around national categories, grounding the readings not only in the context of social and political conditions, but also in those of each national film industry. It is a very useful text for students of the region's cultural output, as well as for students of film studies who wish to learn more about the innovative and often controversial films discussed.

Fela

Fela
Author: Trevor Schoonmaker
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2003-07-04
ISBN: 9781403962102
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fela Book Excerpt:

This collection is one of two publications in the Fela Project.

Subversive Silences

Subversive Silences
Author: Helene Carol Weldt-Basson
Publsiher: Associated University Presse
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780838641729
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subversive Silences Book Excerpt:

Weldt-Basson (Spanish, Wayne State U.) investigates how seven Latin American women writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have used the concept of submissive silence in their works as a sign of women's rebellion against the passive silence imposed by patriarchy. Using different theoretical perspectives in each chapter, she demonstrates how Marta Brunet, Maria Luisa Bombal, Rosario Castellanos, Isabel Allende, Rosario Ferre, Laura Esquivel, and Sandra Cisneros have used silence thematically and stylistically through hyperbole, coding, irony, parody, and cultural symbol and how silence reflects different time periods and countries.

Science Technology and Latin American Narrative in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Science  Technology  and Latin American Narrative in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
Author: Jerry Hoeg
Publsiher: Lehigh University Press
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780934223614
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Technology and Latin American Narrative in the Twentieth Century and Beyond Book Excerpt:

"This book seeks to elucidate both the historical and the present responses of a technologically dependent culture to the discourse of science and technology, as these responses are represented in its literature. Additionally, the book endeavors to analyze the mutual influences of science, technology, and literature in order to ascertain the degree to which literature does serve, and might serve, to transform the roles of technology in Latin American society."--BOOK JACKET.

Latin American Postmodernisms

Latin American Postmodernisms
Author: Richard A. Young
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9789042002500
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin American Postmodernisms Book Excerpt:

The first essays in this volume locate Latin America within the postmodernism debate by addressing both its position in the theory of the postmodern and the peripheral existence of the continent in light of the globalizing practices of the contemporary world. The next essays focus on the Caribbean and elements of the formation of identity and culture in a group of societies belonging to the same geographic region but confronted with the idiosyncrasies of their colonial histories, the problematics of race and language, and their relation to the politics and cultures of metropolitan powers. There are three essays concerned with re-readings of the first encounters between Europe and America and discussions of more recent fictional representations of the past which attempt to recover the lost Amerindian Other of the Conquest and Colonization and to reveal the constructedness of History. Finally, preceded by two texts on ways of reading and writing in Latin America, the final four essays are concerned with challenges to the discourses of power by Latin American women who re-define the subject and counter the established hegemonies of religion, culture, and social structure both in their writing and political actions. As a collection of essays, this volume will appeal to readers who are interested in Post-modernism as a global phenomenon and in understanding the different forms it takes and the issues it addresses in different cultural environments.

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 785
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN: 1438109105
Category: Feminism and literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature Book Excerpt:

An accessible one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary Movements series is a comprehensive reference guide to the history and development of feminist literature, from early fairy tales to works by great women writers of today. Hundred