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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Some revere her, some pity her, and some consider her a traitor to her people. BookConcierge Malinchf 2, The story of Malinche is a rather interesting one. The author skips over so libo time so frequently that it’s more a series of snapshots of Malinalli’s life than it is a cohesive narrative. As a lifelong student of Hispanic culture, I enjoy furthering my knowledge of it. Google Books — Loading See 1 question about Malinche….

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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. On another note, I quite like the cover of this book. Aug 05, Alain rated it did not like it. No se como me siento acerca de este libro, por una parte me encantome encanto la magia que Esquivel invoca explicando la cultura Mexica. In both books she manages to incorporate her teaching abilities by giving her readers lessons about life. 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.

The two fall passionately in love, but Malinalli gradually comes to realize that Cortez’s lauda for conquest is all too human, and that for gold and power, he is willing to destroy anyone, even his own men, even their own love. This is a decidedly Mexican novel.


When Malinalli meets Cortez she, like many, suspects that he is the returning Quetzalcoatl, and assumes her task is to welcome him and help him destroy the Aztec empire malibche free her people.

It saddened and therefore tired me to read about female brutality again and again. Esquivel Does it Again. View all 6 comments. I had always been taught they were one and the same, and believe otherwise now. References to this work on external resources. So, there are plenty of things to admire in this book. This novel felt like a healing of history, especially hightened for Mexicans, I’m sure.

One of these items ships sooner than the other. Return to Book Page. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Nov 07, Marlen Leiva rated it it was ok Shelves: Malinalli was a native of a tribe conquered by the Aztec warriors. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. To those who must repeat ad nauseum “I preferred ‘Like Water For Chocolate'” this book is a completely different genre: Pero por otra parte odie escuchar de la desastroza complicidad de Malineli con Cortez, odie escuchar como mataron no solo a personas inocentes pero una cultura completa, y odie escuchar las justificaciones de la Malinche y odie por ultimo la positiva asimilacion aparante de Malineli.

BookConcierge Dec 2, Recently added by emilygriffithbaeguevaraemoreno. She gives equal attention to scenes of a happy childhood or vibrant festivities, as well as to scenes of destruction or death.

Malinche Spanish Version

In this lyrical, poetic novel, Esquivel gives us a strong woman with deeply held beliefs who wanted to free her people. The desire to set herself on fire kept her alert I can see why we are here and where we will go when our games in. The story of Cortes’ interpreter, Malinalli, known to history as Malinche.


It saddened and therefore tired me to read about female The main character’s relationship with nature, elements and her gods was very beautiful. She began writing stories when working as a kindergarten teacher. See the other authors section. And with Librl, controversy is no stranger. Or am I just reluctant to give up books, unless I really detest it?

The story of Malinche is a rather interesting one. She gives equal attention to scenes of a happy childhood or vibrant festivities, as well as to scenes of destruction or death.

And with Malinalli, controversy is no stranger. Less than that actually.

During March I have only read women authors. I found this book to be a carefully crafted novel attempting to balance extremes: However, if you like love stories than you will enjoy the novel. By page about page 30, I knew I hated it. None of the characters and situations are believable. I recognize that this is my personal bias from my art history days, but I always say a book is a personal experience.

Today laurz term malinchista refers to a disloyal Ligro. Stuff happens weirdly out of sequence, ghosts appear out of nowhere, rape becomes romantic love in a matter of paragraphs, malinchee of religious beliefs and rituals drag on. Pages with related products. 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.

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