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The Stories of Eva Luna Paperback – November 13, 2001
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Twenty-three lyrical and inventive tales spun by Chilean writer Allende's own version of Scheherazade.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
Born in Chile but now living in Northern California, Allende is the first female Latin American novelist to become well-known to the American reading public. Her novels-- The House of the Spirits ( LJ 4/15/85), Of Love and Shadows ( LJ 5/1/87), and Eva Luna ( LJ 10/15/88)--are frequently compared to those of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The title character of the third book narrates the 24 stories in this collection, which, though scattered with familiar names, places, and images, is an independent work, not a sequel. Allende employs the techniques of Latin American magical realism to create a vivid world full of humor, passion, pathos, and color. Highly recommended. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/90.
- Mary Margaret Benson, Linfield Coll . Lib., McMinnville, Ore.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
This book was perfect for me. A collection of short stories that draw me in immediately. Short enough to be the last thing completed before turning off your light. Perfect for setting stages for your dreams. It's like reading a Kahlo painting, that mystique, that magic. This book will be my gift to all of my very closest of friends.
is the basis for a new opera by Lee Holdridge, called "Dulce Rosa". It will receive a world premiere in Santa Monica next Spring, conducted by Placido Domingo, who heads Los Angeles Opera.
Since I talk to groups about upcoming operas, and since this will be a completely new work to audiences, I began my preparation by reading the short story. It is so short that I wondered how the composer managed to write a full-length opera. It is only seven and one-half pages. Then I read the story and I understood. The story is concise, fascinating, haunting and has all the necessary ingredients needed for a genuine musical drama of the highest level. Story details should be left to the reader, as some events are unexpected. I appreciate the service provided by Amazon and am enjoying reading the other short stories in the book, but my primary interest was in this one particular tale. Ms. Allende's personal history enables her to tell this story with an understanding that only comes from her own life and that makes the tale even more fascinating. To your readers, I can only say read the story and see or hear the opera following its premiere next year. You, too, will find it haunting and memorable.