Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: HarperVia

ISBN: 9780063021785


Page: 320

View: 4090

"Like a slow, seductive lover, Allende teases, tempts and titillates with mesmerizing stories and legends about gluttony--sexual and otherwise."--Washington Post The New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits celebrates the pleasures of the sensual life--food, drink, stories, and love--in this playful and intimate book that combines personal reflections and erotic lore. Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende brilliantly evokes and pays tribute to aphrodisiacs and the delights of sensual pleasure. A feast for the senses, Aphrodite includes family recipes, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, art, personal anecdotes, and fascinating facts on the art of food and its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract a mate and revive flagging virility, musings on the smell and libido, a history of alcoholic libations, and much more.

A Study Guide for Isabel Allende's "Aphrodite

Author: Cengage Learning Gale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781375376365

Category: Study Aids

Page: 60

View: 9769

A Study Guide for Isabel Allende's "Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literature of Developing Nations for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literature of Developing Nations For Students for all of your research needs.

A Long Petal of the Sea

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1984820168

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3873

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home. “One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende’s] long career.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Parade In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. Together with two thousand other refugees, Roser and Victor embark on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, the couple embraces exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, they face trial after trial, but they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they might go home. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers. Praise for A Long Petal of the Sea “Both an intimate look at the relationship between one man and one woman and an epic story of love, war, family, and the search for home, this gorgeous novel, like all the best novels, transports the reader to another time and place, and also sheds light on the way we live now.”—J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Saints for All Occasions “This is a novel not just for those of us who have been Allende fans for decades, but also for those who are brand-new to her work: What a joy it must be to come upon Allende for the first time. She knows that all stories are love stories, and the greatest love stories are told by time.”—Colum McCann, National Book Award–winning author of Let the Great World Spin

The Gift of Memoir

Author: Diane Taylor

Publisher: BPS Books

ISBN: 1772360074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

View: 9484

The Gift of Memoir is Diane Taylor's gift to writers of every kind, but especially those with a personal or family story to tell. In words that are themselves a stellar example of literary craftsmanship, Taylor shows writers how to show up, open up, and write. Her short chapters, full of practical advice and inspiring examples, cover such topics as: The all-importance of reading to writing Establishing a writing ritual Why write memoir? The importance of joining a writing community Telling the truth when you aren't sure Journaling as a kind of personal writing workshop Four strategies to retrieve memories How to use anecdotes and establish themes How to write through the five senses How to choose a form that fits your writing The revision process

The Theology of Food

Author: Angel F. Méndez-Montoya

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118241479

Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 2977

The links between religion and food have been known for centuries,and yet we rarely examine or understand the nature of therelationship between food and spirituality, or food and sin.Drawing on literature, politics, and philosophy as well astheology, this book unlocks the role food has played withinreligious tradition. A fascinating book tracing the centuries-old links betweentheology and food, showing religion in a new and intriguinglight Draws on examples from different religions: the significance ofthe apple in the Christian Bible and the eating of bread as thebody of Christ; the eating and fasting around Ramadan for Muslims;and how the dietary laws of Judaism are designed to create anawareness of living in the time and space of the Torah Explores ideas from the fields of literature, politics, andphilosophy, as well as theology Takes seriously the idea that food matters, and that the manyaspects of eating – table fellowship, culinarytraditions, the aesthetic, ethical and political dimensions offood – are important and complex, and throw light onboth religion and our relationship to food


Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: G K Hall & Company

ISBN: 9780783813738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 517

View: 8158

The author explores the past and questions the gods while writing the story of her family's life for her comatose daughter.

Conversations with Isabel Allende

Author: Isabel Allende,John Rodden

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292702110

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 9164

This revised edition has been updated to cover Allende's three newest books—City of the Beasts, Portrait in Sepia: A Novel, and Daughter of Fortune. It includes four new interviews in which Allende discusses completing her trilogy of novels that began with House of the Spirits, as well as her ongoing spiritual adventure and political interests.