LA MALINCHE, LAURA ESQUIVEL, AND TRANSLATION. By Harry Aveling. The woman variously known as Malinalli Tenepal. (a reconstruction of her Náhuatl. Read Malinche by Laura Esquivel by Laura Esquivel by Laura Esquivel for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Malinche, by Laura Esquivel, is a deceptively simple book. In Esquivel’s interpretation, Malinalli (La Malinche) suffers abandonment and.

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The only thing about this book that I love is the cover on the hardcover edition, at least: I sometimes had to retrace my steps in the book to figure out what was happening with the narrative.

The presence of religion and spiritualism in the story is also interesting and vital to making the story work. Notify me of new posts via eaquivel.


I listened to I have heard the term Malinche used to describe a backstabber or a treacherous woman. 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.

The Conquest of New Spain. If soliloquy drives you nuts, this book isn’t for you.


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Aug 13, Neenah rated it really liked it. Jan 18, Aura rated it really liked it Shelves: I understood how she could love Jamarillo, but not Cortes. University Editions,page I remember feeling almost amused shock as a fifth-grader or whenever it was that we learned that the Aztecs had mistaken the Spanish conquistadors for returning gods This is a tricky one to review. This was terrible and the worst part is that it is based on historical events that are absolutely captivating.

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I immediately bought this book after seeing it in a bookstore a few years back because it was written by the same author who wrote one of my favorite books, Like Water for Esquivfland knowing how powerfully gripping Laura Esquivel had written it, I had expected Malinche to be carved out of the same caliber.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to La Malinche. I only got through this because I wanted to know what happened in the end. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

See 1 question about Malinche…. Parti com este livro com baixas expectativas, confesso. The historical figure of Marina has been intermixed with Aztec legends such as La Lloronaa ghost woman who weeps for her lost children.

Malinalli is far from a vengeful character.

La Malinche lauga Mexican Literature: Mar 31, Brina rated it liked it Shelves: It is a failure of your own expectations! La Malinche’s legacy is one of myth mixed with legend, and the opposing opinions of the Mexican people about the legendary woman. This did little to further what I already knew about Aztec culture. An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Culture and History.


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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. University of Oklahoma Press But I kept reading anyway. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If you’ve ever spent time in Mexico, wandering the anthropological museums, perusing the country’s rich arqueological ruins or have visited remote villages where indigenous tongues are still spoken, the voice she engenders through Malinalli is very believable.

Malinche, by Laura Esquivel

La Malinche Spanish pronunciation: But he was determined to return with the rising sun and save her tribe from their present captivity. I hated this book. The lust and love triangles worked in a modern setting, yet seemed equivel of place in a mythological folk tale.

University of New Mexico Press Malinalli was a native of a tribe conquered by the Aztec warriors. Email required Address never made public.