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eBook The Stories of Eva Luna ePub

by Margaret Sayers Peden.,Isabel Allende

  • ISBN: 0770424937
  • Category: World Literature
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Margaret Sayers Peden.,Isabel Allende
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Books; Seal Edition edition (1991)
  • ePub book: 1101 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1152 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 905

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Margaret Sayers Peden received a bachelor's degree in 1948, a master's degree in 1963, and doctorate .

Margaret Sayers Peden received a bachelor's degree in 1948, a master's degree in 1963, and doctorate degree in 1966 from the University of Missouri. She was a professor of Spanish at the University of Missouri until her retirement in 1989. Emilio Carballido's The Norther (El Norte) became her first published translation in 1970. She has translated 65 books including works by Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Claribel Alegría, Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, and Cesar Vallejo.

Isabel Allende always revives one’s faith in the intoxicating power of sheer old-fashioned storytelling. What is most admirable about this collection is Allende’s ability to portray a world in which the ordinary and the miraculous, the natural and the supernatural, the political and the particular not only co-exist but actually affect one another. Jane Urquhart, Quill & Quire. They partake of the literary and psychic disjunction of a whole generation of Chilean and Latin American exiles. Alexander Coleman, Latin American Literature and Arts.

Isabel Allende (Author), Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator). First I read Eva Luna, so I had to read the Stories of Eva Luna. Some of the included short stories assume the reader has previously read Eva Luna, or they lose impact

Isabel Allende (Author), Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator). Some of the included short stories assume the reader has previously read Eva Luna, or they lose impact. Other stories seem to stand alone and do not rely on the preceding book. I preferred these standalone stories and feel the sequencing of the stories could have flowed better thematically.

It consists of stories told by the title character of Allende's earlier novel Eva Luna.

Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Originally published in Spain as Cuentos de Eva Luna. ISBN 978-1-5011-1716-9. Isabel Allende, The Stories of Eva Luna. Series: ) Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. For information, address Atria Subsidiary Rights Department, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

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You may reading Eva Luna online by Margaret Sayers Peden, Isabel Allende or downloading. In addition to this ebook, on our site you can read the instructions and another art books online, or downloading theirs. Try Live TV for free. Listen to The Stories of Eva Luna - Audiobook Audible. com - Immerse yourself in a world of love, vengeance, compassion, and irony with the evocative stories of Eva Luna. Eva Luna - Isabel Allende - Google Books - En 'Eva Luna', su tercera novela, Isabel Allende recupera su país a través de la memoria y la imaginación.

Cuentos de Eva Luna (1989; The Stories of Eva Luna, 1991), a collection of short stories. Fue traducida al inglés por Margaret Sayers Peden.

Her other works include De amor y de sombra (1984; Of Love and Shadows, 1987), Eva Luna (1987; Eng. trans. 1988), and Cuentos de Eva Luna (1989; The Stories of Eva Luna, 1991), a collection of short stories. Allende's first nonfiction work, Paula (1994; Eng. 1995), was written as a letter to her daughter.

Isabel Allende (Goodreads Author), Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator) . As Eva tells her story, Isabel Allende conjures up a whole complex South American nation-the rich, the poor, the simple, and the sophisticated-in a novel replete with character and incident, with drama and comedy and history, with battles and passions, rebellions and reunions, a novel that celebrates the power of imagination to create a better world. The first book I’ve read by Isabel Allende, and she reminds me of Neil Gaiman: mesmerising popular storytelling at its best.

Eva Luna is a novel written by Chilean novelist Isabel Allende in 1985 and translated from Spanish to English by Margaret Sayers Peden. Eva Luna takes us into the life of the eponymous protagonist, an orphan who grows up in an unidentified country in South America. While the country's political history, traced through several decades of the mid-20th century, bears many similarities to Chile (the author's original nationality), the geography and social context of the story depict a society more similar to Venezuela (where she was exiled for over a decade).

Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden. My name is Eva, which means "life", according to a book of names my mother consulted

Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden. My name is Eva, which means "life", according to a book of names my mother consulted. I was born in the back room of a shadowy house, and grew up amidst ancient furniture, books in Latin, and human mummies, but none of those things made me melancholy, because I came into the world with a breath of the jungle in my memory. Isabel Allende tells the sweet and sinister story of an orphan who beguiles the world with her astonishing visions, triumphing over the worst of adversity and bringing light to a dark place.

Short Stories

Comments

Jay Jay
First, read "Eva Luna." Then read this volume of short stories that range from the outrageously erotic to astoundingly delightful to downright melancholy. The stories, each of which is a little treasure in its own right, are so intense that I found I could only read one or two at a sitting to fully appreciate them. Author Isabel Allende was born to tell stories!

The premise of this book is based on the novel "Eva Luna," the fantastical story of a poverty-stricken girl living in an unnamed South American country. Eva Luna is orphaned at a young age and learns to rely on her wits, love of words and storytelling to survive. At the end of the book she is lying in bed with her lover, who asks her to tell him a story she has never told to anyone else. And so Eva Luna begins spinning her enchanting tales, 23 in all.
Giamah Giamah
Isabel Allende never ceases to amaze me. With each story I feel... deeper, more introspective, more whimsical, more... More.

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.
Vudozilkree Vudozilkree
Let me make it clear from the start, I just love all of Isabel Allende's books. I just love some a little more than others. Kudos to the translator who keeps the power of Allende's descriptions and beautiful descriptions with tender attention to the subtleties of effecting any translation as being as true as possible to the original in spirit. First I read Eva Luna, so I had to read the Stories of Eva Luna. Some of the included short stories assume the reader has previously read Eva Luna, or they lose impact. Other stories seem to stand alone and do not rely on the preceding book. I preferred these standalone stories and feel the sequencing of the stories could have flowed better thematically. I love the idea of being able to digest a stimulating tale or two before going to sleep, especially when they are well written and provocative. No living author provides this kind of insight into the female psyche and sensuality. It seems to takes a well-educated latina raised outside of the USA to show how there is life, glowing life, passion and struggle below the border both literally and figuratively.
Isha Isha
One of the short stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende (La Venganza) "The Vengeance"
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.
Tegore Tegore
Solid collection of Allende short stories as told by Eva Luna to a lover. Not the best pieces by Allende, but nice pieces to read in bed or casually here and there. Certainly not recommended to get lost (try Hemingway's short stories for this or for an Allende rec - House of Spirits).
Small Black Small Black
Not as exciting a read as some of the other glorious books she has written over the years.
A bit disappointed.
Gogal Gogal
There is no writer better than Isabel Allende and this compilation of stories shows her skills at their finest.
This collection is signed by the author herself, making it a treasure. The book is in great shape, making it a must-have for anyone intersted in the short stories of one of the most famous Hispanic writers of our time.