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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Yet, I feel nothing. This is a decidedly Mexican novel.

Dec 02, Book Malimche rated it really liked it Shelves: I hated this book. That question fuels the entire novel, which spends an extraordinary amount of time spelling out what’s on her mind.

Views Read Edit View history. Fuentes, Patricia de, editor and translator. By page about page 30, I knew I hated it. This book helped me to understand not only more of Mexican history but more of Mexico’s very rich and complicated history of spirituality and religion.

However, student protests erupted: As she exquivel from the Spanish, their g-d sacrificed himself for his people rather than having people sacrificed. Aug 13, Neenah rated it really liked it.


Malinalli is far from a vengeful character. Refresh and try again. Next time read the book flap for a plot synopsis before you buy the book! The Conquest of New Spain. University of New Mexico Press Esquivel details elicit scenes between Malinalli and Hernan Cortes and later scenes between her and Cortes’ soldiers and finally multiple scenes between Malinalli and her Spaniard husband Jaramillo.


No se como me siento acerca de este libro, por una parte me encantome encanto la magia que Esquivel invoca explicando la cultura Mexica.

esquibel Malinche is written in what I see as a folk tale style. Apr 14, Hilary Hanselman rated it liked it. In fact, one thing that did irritate me a bit was the gaps in plot. Not only that, but they had a son who is considered the first “Mexican” to exist, which is contentious for the indigenous population of Mexico.

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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The presence of religion and spiritualism in the story is also interesting and vital to making the story work. For instance, her affair with Cortes, if it could be called that, was mystifying to me.

First Person Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This is an extraordinary retelling of the passionate esqiivel tragic love between the conquistador Cortez and the Indian woman Malinalli, his interpreter during his conquest of the Aztecs.

Some revere her, some pity malincue, and some consider her a traitor to her people. Deze manier van vertellen zorgde ervoor dat ik me niet goed kon inleven in de personages. While others, however, continue to find the legends more memorable than the history, seeing her as a traitor, as may be assumed from a legend that she had a twin sister who went North and the pejorative nickname La Chingada associated with her twin.


Mar 22, Briynne rated it liked it. Nov 07, Marlen Leiva rated it it was ok Shelves: Gender Differences and Identity in Early Mexico. In a sense, this book might be read as an apology on her behalf. There was a problem adding your email address. The evidence from indigenous ,a is even more interesting, both in the commentaries about her role, and in malihche prominence in the codex drawings made of conquest events.

I listened to the audio book in Spanish and Laura Esquivel’s writing is vibrant with descriptions of water, corn, butterflies malunche important symbols and connections to indigenous people of Mexico.

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