A woman makes love to an Indian dying of snakebite, miraculously restoring him to life and engendering a daughter named Eva so she will love life. Thus begins Allende's latest novel, a magnificent successor to The House of the Spirits and Of Love & Shadows. Set in a Latin American country,... read more
“Reality is a jumble we can’t always measure or decipher, because everything is happening at the same time. While you and I are speaking here, behind your back Christopher Columbus is inventing America, and the same Indians that welcome him in the stained-glass window are still naked in a jungle a few hours from this office, and will be there a hundred years from now. I try to open a path through that maze, to put a little order in that chaos, to make life more bearable. When I write, I describe life as I would like it to be”Eva Luna
“Hay que dar bastante guerra. Con los perros rabiosos nadie se atreve, en cambio a los mansos los patean. Hay que pelear siempre.”Elvira
“Elvira se portó conmigo como una verdadera abuela. Con ella aprendí a canjear palabras por otros bienes y he tenido mucha suerte, porque siempre encontré alguien dispuesto a esa transacción.”Eva Luna
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