The Stories of Eva Luna

The Stories of Eva Luna are Kindle Taking off from the book Eva Luna Eva s lover Rolf Carle A photojournalist writes to Eva asking her to tell him stories In the prologue Carl

The Stories of Eva Luna are Kindle Taking off from the book "Eva Luna", ......Eva's lover, Rolf Carle --( A photojournalist), writes to Eva asking her to tell him stories. In the prologue, Carle tells Eva, that he thinks in the frozen images of a photograph--but she- Eva- thinks in words. .....So.... while Eva is lying in bed with her European lover, the refugee from Austria, tells him 23 stories. Isabel Allende is a 'skilled storytelling'... she portrays a world in which the ordinary and the miraculous come together ---interweaving the real and the magical. Many themes are examined---love, family, sexuality, exploitation of women, domestic violence, political oppression, economic inequality, sympathy, revenge, and compassion.These are powerful fiction stories -seductive sensual....and like Allende...Eva Luna is a feminist.....( and 'storyteller'). In "Simple Maria"......a prostitute believes in love, yet pursues her profession as an expression for her insatiable passion. In "The Gold of Tomas Vargas", .... both the wife and lover of an abusive man conspire to murder him. These two women live happily together --and made their way out of poverty living off the gold that he had once horded. In "The School Teacher's Guest", .... and elderly school teacher uses a machete to kill a man who murdered her son. In "Walimai".... revenge is the major theme --hey young women is held captive for sexual gratification working on a jungle rubber plantation. In "And of Clay Are We Created", .....it's so sad: A young girl is trapped in a mudslide....and Eva's lover Carle is sent via helicopter to report her rescue but is unable to maintain his photo journalist objectivity..... and he stays with her until she dies. There's so much suffering, and memories of suffering in the story. Carle stays with the girl several days before she dies - and his repressed memories of youthful suffering surfaces. This is also being televised and Eva is experiencing both of their pain by watching the television news. What really got to me is this story is based on a true story from Isabel Allende's life when she witnessed the death of Omaira Sanchez, One of the thousands of victims of Colombia's Nevada Ruiz volcanic eruption in 1985. Other stories we see through romantic delusions - economics sexual exploitation of women - secrets and bonding of women coming together who have been tortured in similar ways by the same oppressive political regime. Psychological post traumatic scars are revealed when women gather together. Why is this ALWAYS so powerful and healing?/!!Absurdities- confusion in the average mind -swindlers willing to take advantage of lonely hearts.....mixed with 'goodness' - love and friendship.....These stories are seriously emotionally felt. Allende - not even 5 feet in height herself - stands TALL in her passionate beliefs in convictions.... and boy, what a GRAND imagination she has. If this book doesn't remind us of the authors brilliance- I don't know what book would!!!POWERFUL STORIES!!!!! The whole damn collection!!!!. An intoxicating collection of short fiction by one of the most beloved writers of our time available for the first time in ebook.Eva Luna is a young woman whose powers as a storyteller bring her friendship and love Lying in bed with her European lover, refugee and journalist Rolf Carl , Eva answers his request for a story you have never told anyone before with these tweAn intoxicating collection of short fiction by one of the most beloved writers of our time available for the first time in ebook.Eva Luna is a young woman whose powers as a storyteller bring her friendship and love Lying in bed with her European lover, refugee and journalist Rolf Carl , Eva answers his request for a story you have never told anyone before with these twenty three samples of her vibrant artistry Interweaving the real and the magical, she explores love, vengeance, compassion, and the strengths of women, creating a world that is at once poignantly familiar and intriguingly new.Rendered in her sumptuously imagined, uniquely magical style, The Stories of Eva Luna is the cornerstone of Allende s work This treasure trove of brilliantly crafted stories is a superb example of a writer working at the height of her powers.. A viral Book The Stories of Eva Luna أنت في محراب إيزابيل اللينديإخلع نعليكواصمتوستبدأ في سماع موسيقاك الداخليةإيزابيل تعجن الكلمات بمزيجها الخاص جداً من المشاعر والأساطير والحقيقة فأنت ترى ما حولك مُشكّلاً بأناملها ، في قوالبٍ لا يجروء غيرها على صبّها وهناك عاملان أساسيان شكّلا هذه الروائية المتميزةأولهما نشأتها الغير عادية في أسرة ثرية بالعواطف والحكايات المذهلةفكل واحد في أسرتها مجنون بطريقةٍ ما ،وعاش مغامراتٍ عجيبة غريبةفي جو من الأساطير والخيال الخصب نشأت إيزابيل لتعيش حياتها هي حاملةً هذا التراث الأسري الضخم ،وتضيف له مغامراتها الخاصةكفردٍ من عائلة غير عادية على الإطلاقالعامل الثاني موهبتها المذهلة وقدرتها على تشكيل أدق العواطف بالكلماتتعبيرات إيزابيل عالم خاص بها وحدها ، مذاقه شديد التفردفأقتبس مثلاً من هذه المجموعةوكان ذلك هو اليوم الذي عرفت فيه بيليسا كريبوسكولاريو أن الكلمات مثل العصافير ، تمضي طليقة دون نظام ولا وعي وبإمكان أي كان بقليل من السحر أن يحبسها ليتاجر بها*وخلال أسابيع قليلة خمّرت الشمس الثمار التي تفرّزت عن رحيق كثيف ضمّخ الجدران برائحة دم ذهبي ، وقيح حلو ، وحوّل البيت إلى أُحفورٍ في طور التعفّن ، تعذّبه الهمّة غير المتناهية لليرقات والهوام الناتج عن التحلل*لماذا إخبارها بأن الأجساد العارية المكدّسة مثل جبلٍ من الجذوع كانت تبدو كأنّها من فخّار مكسّر؟كيف يتحدث إلى طفلة تحتضر عن الأفران والمشانق؟*ويهدّني التعب في أحيانٍ أُخرى ، فأشعر بأنني أنظر من خلال تلسكوب إلى ضوء نجمة ميتة منذ مليون سنةالقصص تتراوح بين الساخرة ، والحزينة البائسة ،والطريفة كذلكوقد أحببت كلَّ واحدةٍ منهم بطريقةٍ ماوبقيت لبعض الوقت بحضرة الساحرة التشيلية الماكرة

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  1. Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean American novelist Allende, who writes in the magic realism tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at several US colleges She currently resides in California with her husband Allende adopted U.S citizenship in 2003.

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  1. Taking off from the book Eva Luna , Eva s lover, Rolf Carle A photojournalist , writes to Eva asking her to tell him stories In the prologue, Carle tells Eva, that he thinks in the frozen images of a photograph but she Eva thinks in words So while Eva is lying in bed with her European lover, the refugee from Austria, tells him 23 stories Isabel Allende is a skilled storytelling she portrays a world in which the ordinary and the miraculous come together interweaving the real and the magical Many [...]



  2. Lusciousif I only had one word to describe this novel it would be luscious The life, fragrance, colours, excitement, love and pain dripped off the page when I first read this book as a fifteen year old kid living in suburban Melbourne I d never encountered anything as beautiful as the completely fascinating and magical world of Eva Luna I was scared that no experience I had would ever compare with the fantastic portal that I passed through via Allende s poetic imagery of life and love The pain o [...]



  3. 23 cuentos donde el amor siempre est presente atravesado por diferentes culturas, gobiernos, pocas y circunstancias Hay algunos que disfrut much simo y otros que no me convencieron tanto pero la caracterizaci n de cada uno de estos personajes son sublimes, como s lo Allende puede hacerlo Es un buen libro para comenzar con la autora si es que a n no la conocen porque en cada cuento est la esencia y el estilo que se puede percibir en sus novelas.


  4. In the Prologue to this wonderful collection, Eva Luna s lover urges her to l me a story Tell me a story you have never told anyone before Make it up for me And Eva, Scheherezade like, complies with twenty three short, vivid tales that are each exquisite than the last The stories are sensual and richly descriptive, and they deal with eternal themes greed, revenge, the memories of first love suppressed, aging, death They re written in the magic realism style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but throug [...]






  5. Como sempre, eu acabo um livro de Isabel Allende com um sorriso nos l bios Ela escreve mesmmmmooooo bem, adoro Neste livro, voltamos a encontrar muitas personagens de Eva Luna que, tal como Xerazade, entret m o seu amante com hist rias ins litas e muito viciantes Para al m dos temas recorrentes do poder, paix o, resist ncia e vingan a, Isabel Allende tece contos com assuntos mais s rios como a eutan sia ou o tr fico de rg os Uma del cia N o vale a pena dizer mais s lendo









  6. The book The Stories of Eva Luna by, Isabel Allende was amazing I loved how the author divided many short stories and put it all in one book These stories gave me various and mixed emotions However my favorite story Wicked Girl was in the beginning of the book This story shocked me because I never thought of any conflict in a relationship the way the author described it The conflict in this story was that a man stayed over a hotel and was sensuous with the owner The daughter of the owner, howeve [...]



  7. I adore Isabel Allende, and her beautiful mystical prose style Like a modern Scheherazade, Eva Luna tells stories that range from the tragic to the comical and encompasses the spectrum of human existence A wonderful read for anyone who enjoys the South American mystical realism genre that Allende so encompasses.


  8. Bueno, para entender un libro como eso creo que el sujeto debe tener mucha ganas de leer, por qu en su conjunto no es una historia simple Tambi n si de la escritora este libro se puede referir a uno de los m s conocidos Hay este personaje, Eva Luna, que por el relato es una persona que cuenta historias ya que en su conjunto es retorcido creo que puede funcionar m s como pensamiento unificado Que, sin embargo, es puesto en relieve por el profesionalismo colocado en la escritura Entonces el argume [...]




  9. Eva Luna, in bed with her lover, is asked to tell him a story you have never told anyone before , and thus starts a series of 23 stories told by this South American Scheherazade I find Allende to be a compassionate writer, often humorous, often magical, but always humane The stories are peopled with an eclectic variety of characters guerillas and tyrants, peasants, whores, doctors, teachers who suffer, find and lose love, are disempowered and ignored, and who experience hardship and sorrow Yet A [...]




  10. This book is one of my top 20 novels I loved it so much that after borrowing it from the library and reading it, I sought and purchased a hard copy for my own library I read this novel before I read Eva Luna, and the reverse order did not detract from my enjoyment Sensual and mesmerizing, the narrative surrounding the story reminded me of another favorite, Tales of the 1001 Nights The stories are self contained, but like chocolate or cheese for me , you will want another and another until the bo [...]


  11. A fascinating book The author should receive the Nobel Prize in Literature for writing this marvelous book Un libro fascinante La autora deberia recibir el Premio Nobel de Literatura por escribir este libro marabilloso


  12. Oh I finished this like 6 months ago I have 0 specific memories of its contents, but I can tell you that it was alternately sexy and magical and probably had some revenge thrown in, and my associations are entirely positive.


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