Conceived in an embrace designed to comfort a dying man, born to a servant and raised as a hired hand, Eva Luna learns quickly that she has a talent that belies her humble start: the gift of storytelling. As the years pass and her imprudent nature sends Eva from household to householdâ��from the home of a doctor famed for mummifying the dead to a colorful whorehouse and th...more
A host of unusual tales tumble out of this book, like so many magpie-gathered jewels that had been crammed into a box. Eva Luna hits us with one bizzare scenario after another, in rapid succession. Whilst an amazing ...more
(Isabel Allende, Eva Luna)
ربما لأن إيفا كانت من بواكير الروايات التي كتبتها الليندي
الرواية تدور حول فتاة نشأت في ظروف غير طبيعية
عاشت كخادمة تتنقل من بيت لآخر منذ صغرها وكانت قد اكتشفت مهارة قص الحكايات لديها وهي الوسيلة التي استخدمتها للتواصل مع الآخرين بعد أن فقدت والدتها وهي طفلة ولم يعد لها أقارب سوى عرابتها التي قدمتها كخادمة لإحدى العائلا ...more
The romantic triangle in the novel, though not ...more
The plot of this book is fairly standard (guerilla army fighting for freedom) but it's quite enjoyable. One of the m ...more
We begin with an indian who gets accidently poisoned but gets bedded by a woman who bears a child out of wedlock. The mother and child goes work for an eccentric American who happens to be a mortician among his other scientific inter ...more
Additionally, the whole book is about this ...more
Allende conjures up an entire world, taking elements from traditional tales and South American history. The strong compelling characters are held together by the voice of Eva herself, telling the wild stories of her own life and those of the people she encounters. As in Traditional tales, events follow on, one after another. I notice that one or two reviewers have seen th ...more
I wish I knew more South American history, however, as that really would have informed and enriched ...more
L'unica pecca di questo libro è che avrei preferito un po' di pagine in più sul rapporto d'amore tra Rolf ed Eva.
Per il resto l'ho trovato un libro degno di ricevere 4 stelle. Pieno di personaggi, avvenimenti, sensazioni.
Vorrei essere anche io come Eva, cap ...more
Judging from one book, Allende seems to be a competent writer who ...more