Isabel Allende | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Edna Aguirre Rehbein

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Isabel Allende.
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Critical Essay by Edna Aguirre Rehbein

SOURCE: "The Act/Art of Narrating in Eva Luna," in Critical Approaches to Isabel Allende's Novels, edited by Sonia Riquelme Rojas and Edna Aguirre Rehbein, Peter Lang, 1991, pp. 179-90.

In the following excerpt, Rehbein maintains that Allende manipulates language and the narrator's voice in Eva Luna to represent a changing reality in the narrative.

Cuando escribi Eva Luna, por primera vez me sente a escribir una novela y quise escribir una novela en varios niveles. Una novela que fuera como contar un cuento y que fuera la protagonista contandoles a otros el cuento de su propia vida. En Eva Luna puse muchas cosas: queria decir, por ejemplo, lo que significa poder contar, como a traves del contar se van ganando espacios, se va ganando gente, se seduce a un lector…. el poder contar cuentos es...

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