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Малинче
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24 July 2006

Malinche

For her role as Hernán Cortés’s interpreter and lover, "La Malinche", the title of Laura Esquivel’s latest novel, is widely considered a traitor of the Mexican people. But this ambitious novel puts her in a dramatically different light. In the lyrical prose that has made "Como agua para chocolate" ("Like Water for Chocolate") one of the top-selling Spanish-language books in the States, Esquivel portrays Malinche as an intelligent woman who overcame her condition as a slave to take part in a crusade that she believed would liberate her from the Aztec rule.

Esquivel talked to Críticas about Mexico’s need to revise its history and embrace the Conquest, not as a tragedy in its past, but as the beginning of a wonderful and unique new culture. Under this light, La Malinche becomes a heroine, a role model. Esquivel notes: “It is important to see [the Conquest] with different eyes and, hopefully, discover that the blood in our veins is the blood of all bloods; that our skin contains all colors; that our eyes contain all glances; that in Mexico, for the first time, the history of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America came together.”

About the Author
Laura  Esquivel

Ever since her debut novel “Like Water for Chocolate” (1989), Laura Esquivel has entranced the world with her immaculate magical realism – an intensely sensual work of art that explores in the most indigenous of fashions the intertwining universes of food, passion and heartbreak. For more than 20 years now, she is heralded as the most famous and celebrated Mexican writer of her generation, a startling commercial success that once again affirms the crucial place of women in contemporary literature, challenges the borders of globalization and multiculturalism and develops a sophisticated taste for the exotic and the culturally idiosyncratic. After the release of the film version in 1992, “Like Water for Chocolate” became internationally known and loved. The book has sold more than 4.5 million copies. Esquivel has continued to show her creative flair and lyrical style in her later work. Accompanied by a collection of music, her second novel “The Law of Love” (1996) combined romance and science fiction. “Between the Fires” (2000) featured essays on life, love, and food and “Malinche” (2006), explores the life of a near mythic figure in Mexican history.

 

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