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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 715 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lgr edition (June 2003)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0786253185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786253180
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,264,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: Spanish (translation)
Original Language: English --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 10, 1999
Format: Paperback
Este libro es excepcional. La novela esta llena de amor, comedia, tragedia y suspenso...todo lo que uno necesita para quedarse despierto hasta terminarla! El final te pide mas. El libro es una gran ventana mirando el pasado del Puerto Rico dividio en las clases sociales, ideologias politicas y morales. Presenta los problemas sociales de una manera real que hace a uno analizar sus ideas. Cada Puertorriqueno debe leerla. Rosario Ferre es una extraordinaria escritora. AAA+++!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 23, 1998
Format: Paperback
No se trata solo de mujeres sino que la vida y como las cosas que se han occurido en el pasado se pueden afectar el presente. Se trata de las historia puertoriqueno desdel perspectivo de Isabel, quien la cambia para comprobar su punto de vista, y las historias de las familias de Isabel y su marido, Quintin. Fue a la vez fascinante y horrible, y me quede leyendola hasta la madrugada.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 4, 1998
Format: Paperback
La Casa de la Laguna is the type of reading that is hard to put down once started. It's literary style is deliciously complex "a la Garcia Marquez", using the majic realism technique captured by Mr. Marquez's movement, with a "feminine touch". She renews the magic realisms essence by borrowing elements from other genres and movements. A little romanticism, history, impressionism and vanguard, Ms. Ferre has quite successfully mastered the art of playing with narrative voice, manipulating narrative consciousness and point of view to the advantage of the main character - or is there a "main character"...? The author toys with the reader as historical anecdotes are devilishly played with. By exploiting this narrative style her point is subtle yet powerful - truth is in the eye of the beholder... It entices the reader to go beyond the voice of characters and delve into reviewing the history of Puerto Rico. From this perspective alone, the story encourages the reader to further seek knowledge on the history of the island - the lines between fiction and reality are that thin! It is also a great way to break generational barriers, as it encourages discussions between generations on the Puerto Rico that once "was", the Puerto Rico Ms. Ferre describes and the Puerto Rico that "is". The novel explores many issues ranging from politics, values, gender roles, the multi-ethnicity of the puertorrican culture, sexuality and others. A refreshing way to digest current hot topics of interest, such as the political status of the Commonwealth of Puert Rico. From a literary analysis perspective, the reading offers a banquet of options for study.Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 5, 1999
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Es un libro que te capta la atencion. Ella hace que te penetres en la historia como si estuvieras ahi. Me encanta por que describe la historia de Puerto Rico y nos presenta como fue cambiando poco a poco. Me gusta la forma en que escribe y me ha interesado leer otros libros que ella halla escrito. Me siento muy orgullosa de que Puerto Rico tenga una escritora de tan alta calidad como ella.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 27, 1998
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I would like to comment in Spanish, since I am reading the original version "La casa de la laguna". El libro essumamente interesante. Me encanta el estilo literario que emplea la autora. De un capitulo al otro, ella cambia la narracion, alternando la voz del personaje principal, 'Isabel', con la del personaje de 'Quintin', su esposo. Parece que Rosario Ferre ha tocado con una verdad importante -- que no hay una sola verdad, sino las distintas impresiones de la verdad. (?Quien no ha discutido alguna vez con algun pariente los detalles de algun suceso del pasado familiar?)
Elcuento tiene lugar en Puerto Rico, a traves de los ultimos cien anos, y las vidas de los personajes estan ligadas con los sucesos importantes en la historia de la Isla. El lector que haya estudiado un poco esta historia, o que haya por lo menos visitado el Viejo San Juan y Ponce, experimentara el placer de sentirse presente en la isla, en estos momentos del pasado.
La casa de la laguna es la historia de una familia privilegiada. Se cuenta desde la perspectiva de personajes que no son ni comunes ni corrientes. Tienen dinero. Tienen belleza. Y tienen suerte -- algunas vezes buena, otras veces tragica.
Este libro vale la pena leerse por el puro placer de gozar de una obra bien escrita, y tambien por la oportunidad que ofrece para pasear por la historia de Puerto Rico.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margarita on March 9, 2013
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Very entertaining, well written multigenerational depiction of Puertorican history through the lives of the members of an extended family. It opened my eyes to complexities of the Puertorican identity that I wasn't aware of.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Oscar L. Vazquez on April 23, 2002
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Esta novela más que contar la vida de las familias Mendizábal y Monfort, nos da un recuento histórico, económico, político y social de 7 décadas de la historia de Puerto Rico a través de las tres generaciones presentes en la narración.
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Extraordinaria historia de la saga de una familia en Puerto Rico. Isabel Monfort escribe la crónica de su familia y de su vida con Quintín. Una novela con contenido histórico donde el lector vive las intrigas familiares, la política de la isla, la lucha de clases y de sus mujeres y la extraordinaria idiosincrasia y colorido de los personajes de descendencia africana y española. Una narrativa rica con vívidas descripciones de la belleza natural y el esplendor de la isla.
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