Isabel Allende: Life and Spirits (Hispanic Civil Rights)

3.92 avg rating
( 178 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781558853638: Isabel Allende: Life and Spirits (Hispanic Civil Rights)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Isabel Allende: Life and Spirits is a passionate look at the life and literary work of one of the most renowned contemporary writers in Latin American literature. Celia Correas Zapata traces Isabel Allende's trajectory in Allende's own voice, through a series of interviews that reveal her experiences, her family environment, and the genesis and creation of her triumphs.Isabel Allende: Life and Spirits allows the reader to explore the intimate life of the Chilean author, a woman who produces novels that shake the emotional fibers of millions of readers throughout the world. Finally, in this book, her readers will have a true portrait of Isabel Allende: the writer and the woman.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Celia Correas Zapata is Professor of Latin American literature at San Jose State University.

From Publishers Weekly:

Like a literary Oprah interview, this book provides a cozy, revealing look at the acclaimed Chilean author of The House of the Spirits and Daughter of Fortune. In chapters that alternate between biographical text and question-and-answer format, Zapata, a longtime friend of Allende, creates a portrait based on her subject's memories and bons mots on love, family and writing. And perhaps because the two women are old friends, Allende's comments fly loose and easy. On her relationship with editors, Allende says, "No one except my mother corrects my books." Asked to comment on her erotic experiences: "Erotica? I don't know, my memories all blend together." On why women use little humor in their writing, she says, "because we use ours up just surviving." And asked why she writes, Allende replies, "Because I am filled with stories that demand to be told, because the words are choking me, because I like and need to write, because if I don't write my soul dries up and I die." Of particular interest is Zapata's commentary on Allende's poor reception in her native country. The novelist may be popular on several continents, but in Chile, Zapata says, critics view her as "a Garc¡a M rquez epigone, simply a second rank writer." More personal profile than interpretive biography, this book is nonetheless full of meaty details that will interest Allende's fans and may be useful for libraries at schools offering courses on contemporary female or Latin American writers. B&w photos.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Celia Correas Zapata, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)
Published by Arte Publico Pr (2002)
ISBN 10: 1558853634 ISBN 13: 9781558853638
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arte Publico Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1558853634

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Celia Correas Zapata
Published by Arte Publico Pr (2002)
ISBN 10: 1558853634 ISBN 13: 9781558853638
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arte Publico Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111558853634

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Celia Correas Zapata
Published by Arte Publico Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 1558853634 ISBN 13: 9781558853638
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arte Publico Press, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1558853634

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Celia Correas Zapata
ISBN 10: 1558853634 ISBN 13: 9781558853638
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Looks like an interesting title!. Seller Inventory # M-1558853634

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 94.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Celia Correas Zapata
Published by Arte Publico Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 1558853634 ISBN 13: 9781558853638
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arte Publico Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st - may be Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1558853634n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 112.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds