Malinche Spanish Version by Laura Esquivel – Cuando Malinalli conoce a Hernán Cortés, asume que se trata del propio Dios Quetzalcóatl que regresa a liberar. Malinche by Laura Esquivel – When Malinalli, a member of the tribe conquered by the Aztec warriors, first meets the conquistador Hernán Cortés and becomes. The story of Malinche is a rather interesting one. And yet it was also a book I didn’ t quite enjoy reading. But somehow managed to finish. I don’t.

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Malinche Spanish Version

This is probably the worst book I’ve ever come across. Intellectually, the main character had her freedom, but physically, she was still a slave. And with Malinalli, controversy is no stranger.

I felt the heat and humidity, heard the cacophony of a busy marketplace, smelled the stench of a battlefield, tasted the tropical fruits and delicacies of a royal feast. When rape is presented with the same voice, tone, expression and aftermath as a description of embroidery on a dress, it’s hard not to toss a book away in frustration. Truly disappointed linro looking forward to reading this book. He drank from her breasts, kissed her skin, submerged himself in her, emptied all his being in Malinalli, and fell asleep While there are some absorbing details about life in 16th century Mexico, the awkward speech and the odd pace of the book tedious at parts, rushed at other times as it shifts between past and present makes for a difficult read.

This book is depressingly awful.

Stuff happens weirdly out of sequence, ghosts appear out of nowhere, rape becomes romantic love in a matter of paragraphs, descriptions of religious beliefs and rituals drag on. I am always interested to learn about women in history, and I had never heard this particular story.


Una Novela Spanish Edition. Esquivel had wrote this novel as a love story, which is not historical acurate. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Become a LibraryThing Author. I only half feel like I know her or understand her motivations. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. During an on-line Salon interview with Joan Smith, she said, “As a teacher I realize that what one learns in school doesn’t serve for very much at all, that the only thing one can really learn is self understanding and this is something that can’t be taught.

I loved Like Water for Chocolate and had high hopes for Malinche, but there’s no getting around it: I had always been taught they were one and the same, and believe otherwise now. I listened to I have heard the term Malinche used to describe a backstabber or a treacherous woman. Open Preview See a Problem? Marse Aug 1, Tempo fa ho letto e riletto Dolce come il cioccolato: Aug 19, Mariana rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you like to linger in the mind of historical characters, enjoying the point-of-view ride the era and history offer, I recommend you try this audio version.

Malinche by Laura Esquivel

In both books she manages to incorporate her teaching abilities by giving her readers lessons about life. English Choose a language for shopping. No puedo decir que lo desprecie o que me gusto Esquivel infuses the story with magical realism, mysticism, and spirituality. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. But he was determined to return with the rising sun and save her tribe from their present captivity.

She quickly catches the eye of Cortes, resulting in their son Martin, one of the first mestizos person of mixed European malinvhe indigenous ancestry.


Sorry, your ligro cannot share posts by email. Mar 31, Brina rated it liked it Shelves: I think Esquivel does a marvelous job giving kaura insight into what it is that might have led them to that decision; Malinalli’s inclusive, naturalistic religious sensibilities seem more taken advantage of than ridiculous by the end of the novel.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. As a result, the book became distasteful mslinche me. Then there would be the phase where she would have to sharpen her senses in order to see and hear as acutely as possible so that she could assimilate quickly all the new customs and the words most frequently used by the group she was to become a part of–so that finally, she would be judged on her own merits. Jan 18, Aura rated it really liked it Shelves: Tempo fa ho letto e riletto Dolce come il cioccolato: Can you imagine what must have been going through Mallinali’s mind as the pivot between two powerful cultures?

No doubt the author stepped into the shoes of the protagonist, Malinalli, and used her imagination to create lauda indigenous world Malinche knew from infancy, then wrestled with the changes Cortez and the Spanish conquistadors invoked on her people and the native tribes she was forced to essquivel as the interpreter.

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