Like Water for Chocolate | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Like Water for Chocolate.
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SOURCE: “Verbal and Visual Representation of Women: Como agua para chocolate/Like Water for Chocolate,” in World Literature Today, Vol. 69, No. 1, Winter, 1995, pp. 78–82.

In the following essay, de Valdés discusses the effect of feminist imagery in both the novel and the film Como agua para chocolate.

Como agua para chocolate is the first novel by Laura Esquivel (b. 1950). Published in Spanish in 1989 and in English translation in 1992, followed by the release of the feature film that same year, the novel has thrust this Mexican woman writer into the world of international critical acclaim as well as best-seller popularity. Since Esquivel also wrote the screenplay for director Alfonso Arau, the novel and the film together offer us an excellent opportunity to examine the interplay between the verbal and visual representation of women. Esquivel’s previous work had all been as a screenwriter. Her script for Chido Guan, el...

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