With Paula Allende has written a tour de force, a powerful autobiography whose straightforward acceptance of the magical and spiritual worlds will remind readers of her first book, The House of the Spirits. Paula is a soul-baring memoir that, like a novel of suspense, one reads without drawing a breath.
Normal quality OCR Some brief overview of this book Paula is a soul-baring memoir, which, like a novel of suspense, one reads without drawing a breath.
The point of departure for these moving pages is a tragic personal experience. In DecemberIsabel Allendes daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and shortly thereafter fell into a coma.
During months in the hospital, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious daughter. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter childhood memories, amazing anecdotes of youthful years, the most intimate secrets passed along in whispers.
Chile, Allendes native land, comes alive as well, with the turbulent history of the military coup ofthe ensuing dictatorship, and her familys years of exile.
As an exorcism of death, in these pages Isabel Allende explores the past and questions the gods. See more interesting books: This time is necessary for searching and sorting links.
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A few words about book author Isabel Allende is the bestselling author of eleven works of fiction, four memoirs, and three young- adult novels, which have been translated into more than twenty-seven languages with over 57 million copies sold. In she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.Introduction & Overview of Paula Isabel Allende This Study Guide consists of approximately 78 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Paula.
As in The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende once again reveals herself to be a spectacular storyteller, skillfully contrasting images of overcrowded morgues and mass graves with the colorful landscape of South America, and bringing to bold life characters that all but jump off the page: Irene’s willfully ignorant, decadent mother; Francisco’s impulsive, foolhardy father; and Mario, a homosexual celebrity and .
Plot summary Isabel Allende wrote Paula while tending to her daughter, Paula Frías Allende, who was in a coma arising from complications of porphyria. Allende started the book as a letter to Paula, explaining what she was missing so she would not be confused when she recovered. Aug 21, · When Salvador Allende Gossens, Isabel’s uncle, was nominated as a presidential candidate for Chile by a coalition of Marxists, Socialists, Communists, et al., in September , she was still busy writing articles for the feminist magazine (Paula ).
Paula Discussion Questions Isabel Allende This Study Guide consists of approximately 78 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Paula.
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