Laura Esquivel's debut vel Como agua para chocolate took the literary World by storm with its unique yet familiar story of love and longing on the Mexican border during the perilous times of the Mexican Revolution. This author's narrative, seeped in magic and peppered with Mexico's culinary customs, was quickly taken to the silver screen where Tita and Pedro's forbidden relationship would captivate audiences t only in its native country, but around the globe - cementing Equivel's name within the ever-growing can of Latin American women writers. Nathanial Gardner introduces the reader to both the vel and the film version of Como agua para chocolate and examines t only key themes, such as rebellion and tradition, but also its style and main characters. This narrative's acclaimed use of food and other gastromic elements are taken into consideration as well as the significance of magic realism to this text.
Grant & Cutler at Foyles
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Literary Studies: Textbooks & Study Guides
Critical Guides to Spanish and Latin American Texts and Films