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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  15,558 ratings  ·  645 reviews
Poviedková kniha čilskej spisovateľky Isabel Allende je pestrou paletou osudov európskych prisťahovalcov, zbohatlíkov, skorumpovaných úradníkov i indiánov. Zmesou rozprávania o brutálnom násilí, pokrivených medziľudských vzťahoch, ale aj o láske v rozmanitých podobách a premenách. Skazené dievča nadväzuje na najlepšie tradície magického realizmu a prináša vzrušujúce čítani ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 2018 by Vydavateľstvo SLOVART (first published 1989)
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Elyse Walters
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taking off from the book "Eva Luna", ......Eva's lover, Rolf Carle --( A photojournalist),
writes to Eva asking her to tell him stories.
In the prologue, Carle tells Eva, that he thinks in the frozen images of a photograph--but she- Eva- thinks in words. .....
So.... while Eva is lying in bed with her European lover, the refugee from Austria, tells him 23 stories.

Isabel Allende is a 'skilled storytelling'... she portrays a world in which the ordinary and the miraculous come together ---interweav
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Tamara Witika
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Luscious...if I only had one word to describe this novel it would be luscious. The life, fragrance, colours, excitement, love and pain dripped off the page when I first read this book as a fifteen year old kid living in suburban Melbourne. I’d never encountered anything as beautiful as the completely fascinating and magical world of Eva Luna. I was scared that no experience I had would ever compare with the fantastic portal that I passed through via Allende’s poetic imagery of life and love. The ...more
Lana Rigsby
Oct 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the Prologue to this wonderful collection, Eva Luna's lover urges her to "...tell me a story. Tell me a story you have never told anyone before. Make it up for me." And Eva, Scheherezade-like, complies with twenty-three short, vivid tales that are each more exquisite than the last. The stories are sensual and richly descriptive, and they deal with eternal themes: greed, revenge, the memories of first love suppressed, aging, death. They're written in the "magic realism" style of Gabriel Garcia ...more
aleks
So basically I've decided to change my rating from 3 to 4 stars because well, a funny thing happened. I'm writing an essay on this book for uni and basically in it I defend Allende with one cuento which I really really despise(d) and am quite disgusted by. Initially, I didn't think much of it -- it is the best story to defend my thesis, and if I hate it, who will know? And yet, how talented Allende is and what a master of nuance she is if I can write paragraph after paragraph finding gold in a s ...more
Laney
Dec 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I adore Isabel Allende, and her beautiful mystical prose style. Like a more modern Scheherazade, Eva Luna tells stories that range from the tragic to the comical and encompasses the spectrum of human existence. A wonderful read for anyone who enjoys the South American mystical realism genre that Allende so encompasses.
Naurin
Jun 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book "The Stories of Eva Luna" by, Isabel Allende was amazing. I loved how the author divided many short stories and put it all in one book. These stories gave me various and mixed emotions. However my favorite story "Wicked Girl" was in the beginning of the book. This story shocked me because I never thought of any conflict in a relationship the way the author described it. The conflict in this story was that a man stayed over a hotel and was sensuous with the owner. The daughter of the ow ...more
Seonaid
Eva Luna, in bed with her lover, is asked to tell him a story 'you have never told anyone before', and thus starts a series of 23 stories told by this South American Scheherazade.

I find Allende to be a compassionate writer, often humorous, often magical, but always humane. The stories are peopled with an eclectic variety of characters – guerillas and tyrants, peasants, whores, doctors, teachers – who suffer, find and lose love, are disempowered and ignored, and who experience hardship and sorro
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Theresa
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english-class
The whole time I was reading this I kept hearing Rory Gilmore in my head, "I told him I liked his Allende."

The stories in it are great, magical, and extremely...interesting. These were much easier for me to follow than some of the other magical realism anthologies I read this semester, but they weren't always enough to keep me from putting it down every few pages.
Naori
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a re-read and well worth it - magnificent.
F.J. Commelin
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult
like a 1001 night
Aleeda
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of my top 20 novels. I loved it so much that after borrowing it from the library and reading it, I sought and purchased a hard copy for my own library. I read this novel before I read Eva Luna, and the reverse order did not detract from my enjoyment. Sensual and mesmerizing, the narrative surrounding the story reminded me of another favorite, Tales of the 1001 Nights. The stories are self contained, but like chocolate (or cheese for me), you will want another and another until t ...more
Adrianne Mathiowetz
Oh. I finished this like 6 months ago. I have 0 specific memories of its contents, but I can tell you that it was alternately sexy and magical and probably had some revenge thrown in, and my associations are entirely positive.
Hector Zorrilla
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating book!

The author should receive the Nobel Prize in Literature for writing this marvelous book!

Un libro fascinante!

La autora deberia recibir el Premio Nobel de Literatura por escribir este libro marabilloso!
Johanna
Favorites:
Two Words,
Walimai,
The Little Heidelberg,
And of Clay Are We Created.
Kristine
Okay so this book was everything I ever dreamed and more. 23 stories told by Eva Luna to her lover. Reading the collection of short stories was an experience I will never forget. I feel like a changed person. Some stories resonated with me more than others but overall I felt like i learned something about myself from every single one. I have never felt such a deep connection with an author's writing as I have with Isabel. I wish I had the true eloquence to describe this book in a worthy way but ...more
Moushine Zahr
This novel contains a number of fiction short stories, in which all the central character are mostly women, all set in Chili, and set during the late 19th centure and first half of 20th century. Some stories are interesting while others not. I was neither attracted to one specific story nor disliked another in particular. Like most short stories novel, I don't have much to say about them.
Amber
Apr 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adored some of the stories, but was put off by the sheer amount of sex especially in the earlier ones - definitely liked the latter half of the book better than the first. All beautifully written though.
Gale
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Luscious, unforgettable tales.
Kate
This is, as they say. not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

The writing was quite good. There were one or two lovely stories. The other 21 fixated on child sex abuse and the idea that disabled people are better off dead.

I really need to get a rubber stamp that says ABLEIST TRASH.

But yeah, no. It was terrific. I loved it.

Chris Gager
Started last night... I rescued this book from the local transfer station(dump) used goods trailer. Never read any of this author's work but I've heard of her of course. Niece(once removed) of Salvador, socialist President of Chile. It didn't end well, of course. Chile, the craziest country in the world geography-wise. A thousand miles long and a hundred wide(more or less). Inside the front cover is a sticker that say's "Ex libris" above the nib of a fountain pen and in small print below the sig ...more
deilann
Originally posted on my blog, SpecFic Junkie.

Isabel Allende's style works well for short stories; many of her novels feel like short stories entwined into a longer piece of fiction. In many ways, The Story of Eva Luna is Allende at her best: sensual and startling, heavy with magical realism, and handling serious issues with beauty and gravity. Unfortunately, I felt like many of the stories were fleeting, leaving me with no impact. The ones that did, though, were well worth my time.

First of all,
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A. Gulden
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: isabel-allende
The Stories of Eva Luna - The Judge's Wife
"Gossiping tongues had it that Judge Hidalgo turned inside out like a glove."

The Stories of Eva Luna - Interminable Life
"There are all kinds of stories. Some are born with the telling; their substance is language, and before someone puts them into words they are but a hint of emotion, a caprice of mind, an image, or an intangible recollection. Others are manifest whole, like an apple, and can be repeated infinitely without risk of altering their meani
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Lara Mi


This book is such a difficult one for me; I can appreciate its quality but would be lying if I'd say that I particularly enjoyed it. In addition, it was a gift! I've never been given a book and having to feel guilty for not liking it all that much. But yes, it was a gift - and that makes it special. Why? Because it has been years since anyone has given me the most obvious choice of gift: a book.

Perhaps my mind is simply not ready for this kind of book. I have never been one to particularly enjo
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Pete Lee
May 04, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Megan Kirby
I feel like I was supposed to like this book a lot more. I wanted to like this book a lot more. A few tories were really stand-out, but I got so bogged down in the middle that I kept putting this collection down for weeks at a time. Part of that was the dense writing (not necessarily a bad thing, but it made it hard to tear through multiple stories in a days' commute.) Another struggle was the ambiguity of each story. I'm not asking for a tidy moral or anything, but I had trouble figuring out wh ...more
Cathryn Conroy
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 A
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Miriam Cihodariu
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: peru, chile
I got this as a gift in my freshman year of college and had never heard of Isabel Allende before. As soon as I started reading it I loved it, and developed a taste for Latin American literature, beyond the go-to Garcia Marquez :).

This book also helped me overcome my dubious then bias against female authors (which, in my experience up till then, were a little lacking behind their male counterparts). It proposed a relatable female heroine without placing her on a pedestal which only thinly veils
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Sherry
Sep 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-this-year
I received this book courtesy of Simon and Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review. Because this book is a collection of short stories by one of the world's most beloved authors I wanted to love it. I gave it a fair try - reading the stories slowly in order to savour the language - which was beautiful- but ultimately grew weary of reading yet another story about men falling in love with women who are mysterious and cold and women falling in love with men who are powerfully ignorant of w ...more
Ashley
Jun 01, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Within the book "The stories of Eva Luna" by, Isabel Allende there are many stories and critical reviews that explain different stories that reflects on one theme. Reading books with many stories told by a/or narrator(s) can teach many literary techniques and the literary aspects that are in the world of literature. However, this book can be compared to another book that is set with a mixture of stories, called" Miguel Street" by Naipaul. It is logical that these two stories are based on the soc ...more
Tortla
I'd read a few of these stories in Spanish ("Dos Palabras" and a couple others), and was pleasantly surprised to find that the translations preserved the beauty of the originals. I found myself skimming occasionally, and wishing I had the Eva Luna context that would make for an ability to fully appreciate the stories.

When I read "Letters of Betrayed Love" in Spanish, I don't think I'd read/heard of Cyrano de Bergerac. Having read the English translation of Allende's story with Cyrano de Bergerac
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Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean-American novelist. Allende, who writes in the "magic realism" tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America. She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together. She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at s ...more
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