Eva Luna

Eva Luna Meet New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende s most enchanting creation Eva Luna a lover a writer a revolutionary and above all a storyteller available for the first time in ebook Eva Lun

Meet New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende s most enchanting creation, Eva Luna a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller available for the first time in ebook.Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor s assistant and a snake bitten gardener born poor, orphaned at an early age, and working as a servant Eva is a naturally gifted and imaginatMeet New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende s most enchanting creation, Eva Luna a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller available for the first time in ebook.Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor s assistant and a snake bitten gardener born poor, orphaned at an early age, and working as a servant Eva is a naturally gifted and imaginative storyteller who meets people from all stations and walks of life Though she has no wealth, she trades her stories like currency with people who are kind to her In this novel, she shares the story of her own life and introduces readers to a diverse and eccentric cast of characters including the Lebanese migr who befriends her and takes her in her unfortunate godmother, whose brain is addled by rum and who believes in all the Catholic saints and a few of her own invention a street urchin who grows into a petty criminal and, later, a leader in the guerrilla struggle a celebrated transsexual entertainer who instructs her in the ways of the adult world and a young refugee whose flight from postwar Europe will prove crucial to Eva s fate.As Eva tells her story, Isabel Allende conjures up a whole complex South American nation the rich, the poor, the simple, and the sophisticated in a novel replete with character and incident, with drama and comedy and history, with battles and passions, rebellions and reunions, a novel that celebrates the po

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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. Eva Luna , by Isabel Allende was first written in 1987 translated from Spanish to English I ve read most books of her books but never read this onewhich is now available as a Kindle download for 2.99Eva, a storyteller much like Isabel Allende, and revolutionary , begins this story narrating in first person She describes her mother, Consuelo s, life Her mother worked for a professor and usually did everything he asked her to do One day an Indian Gardner was bitten by a snake The professor left in [...]

  2. Perhaps it is merely a reflection of my feebleness as a reader that I assume the basic conceit of any first person novel is for the author to be the narrator, or less In my defense, this book is dedicated to Allende s mother And the story itself is about a girl who loses her mother and loves her mother deeply and has all kinds of wooooonderful adventures, only to discover writing and have even maaaaaaagical adventures, and become highly successful, and be pursued by a general and also a commun [...]

  3. I found that reading this book was a bit like attending a storytellers cocktail party, at which the hostess the author has got drunk and decided to rapidly parade every unusual and eccentric character she could possibly imagine before the gathering, in order to impress her friends.A host of unusual tales tumble out of this book, like so many magpie gathered jewels that had been crammed into a box Eva Luna hits us with one bizzare scenario after another, in rapid succession Whilst an amazing and [...]

  4. She managed with difficulty to overthrow the barrier of prejudice and Melecio convinced the benefits of the proposal He felt first shocked by the atmosphere of the place, but, during his first night, he discovered that not only housed a woman in itself, but rather an artist.Undoubtedly a novel worthy of 4 stars.

  5. Eva Luna has a gift The child growing up in an unnamed South American country is blessed with the ability to weave compelling tales which enchant her audience children and adults alike It provides her with a way to survive in an extremely tough world She is born into the underclass and jobs are brutish, insecure and poorly paid People close to her die or get sick on a regular basis.Cue a fascinating journey involving amongst other things mummies, a stuffed puma, corrupt politicians and policemen [...]

  6. The Good The characters are all amazing mythical figures inhabiting an unnamed part of Latin America some time in the middle of the 20th century The setting is vivid, and the series of vignettes through the first half of the book read like fairy tales It s also pretty funny.The Bad The sense of magic really died away in the second half It became a fairly shallow political story full of neat resolutions and pleasant anticlimaxes And books about writers always feel a bit self congratulatory Friend [...]

  7. It s the only book by Allende I have read and I really liked the story The characters are very varied There s an important character, an Arab immigrant, who is a lovely person, honest, generous and modest.Anyway, I ve been told this author can get very repetitive Save for that sweet Arab immigrant, I didn t find much in the book that might encourage me to go on with other works by Allende.

  8. It is hard for me to recapture the innocence I once had with books, where the words were so real it was like being in a super reality Age, a better understanding of the world, and my new education to psychotherapy has made literature understandable and a little less mystical But Allende gets me pretty close The psychological lense of me understands Eva Luna s storytelling as therapeutic tool, her retelling of a traumatic past with newly imagined happiness makes the present palatable and a futur [...]

  9. For some reason, this is one of my all time favorite books I think I was deeply moved and inspired by the novel because of the formative time period in my life when I read it For me, it s about a woman who has had a difficult early life and who develops resilience and forbearance in the face of adversity The entire novel for me is about the journey not just of herself but of an entire society that learns to adapt and transform reality in order not to dwell in suffering but to live a life of appr [...]

  10. Having previously read The House of the Spirits , Of Love and Shadows, Daughter of Fortune and Zorro , I can t deny having certain expectations when it came to this author Did I expect to like this book based solely on the fact I enjoy her writing I must admit that I did Did I end up liking it Very much so, thanks for asking At this point, I think I can say that I m not only familiar with this writer s style but also with Allende s imaginative scope Allende s imagination is truly impressive Stil [...]

  11. Set in an unnamed, South American country Eva Luna is a poetic, modern day Latina flavored version of 1001 Arabian nights Within the novel, whilst the protagonist and other main characters are living their lives, they all encounter fantastical, unique and morally ambigous characters What is most impressive about the novel though, is how all of those smaller, strange stories are wound together neatly at climax of the novel in a believable fashion The romantic triangle in the novel, though not emp [...]

  12. This is the first book byIsabel Allende that I ve read and I can totally see myself getting addicted to her writingThat, and my mother has sent me about 10 of her books to read here in Malaysia But I stayed up all night last night just to finish the last half of the book, and that usually means that I really like it The story is about two people who fall in love, but the story is about thier lives before they meet The story is also about the social and political situation in the annoymous South [...]

  13. Isabel Allende is one of my favorite authors and I m having fun re reading some of her books It took me a little longer to complete this one I mean that in a good way Her writing is so beautiful and so rich, that I often found myself re reading paragraphs I love the depth and richness of all the characters A quote that I loved The house was a vast labyrinth of books Volumes were stacked from floor to ceiling on every wall, dark, crackling, redolent of leather bindings, smooth to the touch, with [...]

  14. Chamo me Eva, que quer dizer vida, segundo um livro que a minha m e consultou para escolher o meu nome Nasci no quarto dos fundos de uma casa sombria e cresci entre m veis antigos, livros em latim e m mias humanas, mas isso n o conseguiu tornar me melanc lica, porque vim ao mundo com um sopro de selva na mem ria Isabel Allende, Eva Luna

  15. Apklotu iltai apsikam ius, elektrinio ildytuvo pri ildytame kambaryje su pietieti ku romanu gal jau jaustis beveik tropikuose, jei, inoma, ne vaizdas u lango O ten balta balta kur dairais , kitaip ir nepasakysi Kam gra u, kam smagu, o man po palm m visgi smagiau, kad ir knygos puslapiuose.Su ilieti komis, sodriomis, egzoti komis Isabel Allende fantazijomis susiduriu jau antr kart Pirm kart lankiausi Dvasi namuose , o kart praleidau dvi dienas pa indindamasi su Eva Luna Abi jos gana pana ios ir, [...]

  16. I m delighted to say that my second Allende novel pretty much lived up to my expectations set by The House of the Spirits I can see this woman becoming a firm favourite author of mine She seamlessly blends magical realism with love, sexuality, politics, and feminism with a knack for characterisation that makes every sentence a joy to read.Eva Luna is a story about stories as Eva grows up in a tumultuous political climate, she finds herself in the care of an eclectic range of people, all of whom [...]

  17. Rese a en el canal youtu Js7BScLH86YEste libro me acompa por casi diez d as y Eva me llen de historias de personajes pintorescos e historia latinoamericana con la imaginaci n y la pluma que s lo Isabel Allende sabe manejar.

  18. Reality is a jumble we can t always measure or decipher, because everything is happening at the same time While you and I are speaking here, behind your back Christopher Columbus is inventing America, and the same Indians that welcome him in the stain glass window are still naked in a jungle a few hours from this office, and will be there a hundred years from now I try to open a path through that maze, to put a little order in that chaos, to make life bearable When I write, I describe life as I [...]

  19. Eva Luna is a storyteller These are her stories about her mother, her childhood as an orphan, her growing up and becoming a writer, various loves, and the many interesting characters that come and go from her life While this book is mainly about Eva, we also get the story of Rolf Carle His story runs parallel to Eva s, and they eventually meet as adults, but we learn about both of them through the stories of their youth This book was well written, though slow paced The characters were strong and [...]

  20. This is the first of Isabel Allende that I ve read, and I m than willing to give her a second chance, but I was very unmoved by this novel Characters made choices without any real explanation or lead up events happened just because they happened Although the writing was lush and the events themselves often interesting, the fact that the book was so expository was irritating, and I didn t wind up caring much for any of the characters as a result Additionally, the whole book is about this FANTAST [...]

  21. I read this book over 2 decades ago but I recall it being a wonderful read full of love and adventure Isabel of course will always mourn the assassination of her father Salvador Allende by Pinochet s henchmen and backed by the CIA and some of this intrigue is woven into the story line Her writing contains a touch of the magical realism of Marquez but with a very female and sexually active female at that perspective There is also a sub narrative and perhaps it is fair to call it post modern in th [...]

  22. Was assigned this for the Feminist Ethics course where I composed the paper on thisKafka Toward a Minor Literature Enjoyed Eva Luna immensely on the political level, but, then, there s the melodrama This is a telenovela, a Fassbinder for those in the cult of the Latin American Boom There is a fascinating positioning of common tropes to allegedly higher ends.Despite is exaggeration, the model Allende employs lends itself well to theory, for those inclined.

  23. Izvrsna pri a koja u sebi nosi sve ono to bi jedan roman trebao imati Glavni lik je ena koja na svom putu susre e razli ite likove mu karce Njen zanimljiv ivot opisan u ovoj knjizi tjera i suze i smijeh na o i Preporuka

  24. Intriguing and promising in the first third of narration, but then it slows down Events a bit predictable Why it is less enchanting than The House of the Spirits

  25. It s a witty, ironic, humorous, magic and unusual story containing many unconventional characters and events Let s remember the extravagant owner of a brothel, the transexual Mimi,the inventor of embalming fluid who keeps his beloved mummies at home, the Turkish merchant with a harelip and his wife who has a lot of valuable jewellery but keeps it buried in the garden stealing only short glimpses on them while reburying them at a new place, the lunatic and cruel teacher who likes to stare at nake [...]

  26. If I could I would give this book a 3.5, but I don t think it was good enough to get 4 stars I did enjoy Eva Luna, once again we see how Allende manages to weave her words together to create a tale of mystical characters, exotic locations and voluptuous sex scenes She seems to paint everything with the hazy brush of memory, thus giving everything in her book an ethereal quality The plot of this book is fairly standard guerilla army fighting for freedom but it s quite enjoyable One of the major i [...]

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