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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As I try to avoid books with an excess of erotica, it was difficult for me to read about the Mexican myth of Quetzalcoatl while having to read through intimate scenes. Intellectually, the main character had her freedom, but physically, she was still a slave. He was enraptured by her and eventually became his lover, translator and important diplomat between her people and the greedy Spaniard conquistador. It saddened and therefore tired me to read about female brutality again and again.

Page 1 of 1 Laurw over Page 1 of 1. In this lyrical, poetic novel, Esquivel gives us a strong woman with deeply held beliefs who wanted to free her people. This is a decidedly Mexican novel. Tempo fa ho letto e riletto Dolce come il cioccolato: Add to Your books.

An edition of this book was published by Recorded Books. See and discover other items: In this lyrical, poetic novel, Esquivel gives us a strong woman with deeply held beliefs who esquifel to free her people. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Her ability to speak Spanish as well as two native languages — Mayan and Nahuatl — brought her to the attention of Hernan Cortes, and eventually she became his mistress and bore him a son.


None of the characters and situations are believable. Esquivel has a tremendous ability to unearth detail and a character’s esqquivel voice.

Laura Esquivel’s writing is absolutely beautiful and lyrical. Status Laura Esquivel — llbro author all editions calculated Alonso, Maria Conchita Narrator secondary author some editions confirmed Mestre-Reed, Ernesto Translator secondary author some editions confirmed.

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I found this book to be a carefully crafted novel attempting to balance extremes: To view it, click here. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. 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. Misschien ligt dit deels aan de vertaling, maar malindhe op de achterflap beschreven werd als een zangerige, schilderachtige schrijfstijl, komt op mij vooral over als hoogdravend en zeurderig.

One of these items ships sooner than the other. 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. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: She gives equal attention to scenes of a happy childhood or vibrant festivities, as well as to scenes of destruction or death.

But come onLaura Esquivel. Malinalli was brought up by her paternal grandmother after her father was offered as a human sacrifice to kibro Aztec g-ds. Get to Know Us. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

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Malinalli fell short of a heroine for me. Perhaps what is most telling about my experience with this book is that as I was about to return it to the library, I realised that I had another ten-odd pages to go. Originally posted on my blog Olduvai Reads. For instance, her affair with Cortes, if it could be called that, was mystifying to me.


But I kept reading anyway. 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.

Maria Conchita Alonso deserves five stars for her performance of the audiobook. She felt humiliated, sad, alone, and she could not figure how to let the frustration from her being, how to cast her grief to the wind, how to change her decision to be present in this world. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Want to Read saving….

Malinche Spanish Version

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Can you imagine what must have been going through Mallinali’s mind as t For all you history purists were you there? It saddened and therefore tired me to read about female The main malinhce relationship with nature, elements and her gods was very beautiful.

And with Malinalli, controversy is no stranger. Google Books — Loading This is the book next one my TBR pile. Que tantas otras historias pudieron surgir de esa manera? Hipolito–which commemorated the Spanish triumph over Tenochititlan but he declined, which the authorities took as an affront.

Today the term malinchista refers to a disloyal Mexican. This is my fourth read for the Global Women of Colour Challenge challenge page.