Isabel Allende | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Ruth Behar

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Isabel Allende.
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Critical Review by Ruth Behar

SOURCE: Behar, Ruth. “In the House of Spirits.” Women's Review of Books 13, no. 2 (November 1995): 8.

In the following review, Behar examines Paula with respect to Allende's past and motivation for writing the work.

“Listen, Paula, I am going to tell you a story, so that when you wake up you will not feel so lost.” With those simple, enchanted words, the Chilean novelist Isabel Allende begins Paula, a memoir of devastating passion dedicated to her daughter. Sadly, unlike Sleeping Beauty, Paula Frias Allende will never awaken to hear her mother's tale. She has fallen, at the age of 28, into a sudden coma caused by the rare illness of porphyria, which has left her speechless, motionless, lost in an angelic stupor that is broken only rarely by tears and trembling. As...

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