Like Water for Chocolate - Research Article from World Literature and Its Times

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by Laura Esquivel

Born in 1950 in Mexico, Laura Esquivel began her career as a screenwriter in partnership with her husband at the time, the director Alfonso Arau. Like Water for Chocolate was EsquivelÂ’s first novel, and it almost immediately propelled her to international fame, with translations into over 30 languages and some 3 million copies sold worldwide. The 1992 film based on the book, whose screenplay was written by Esquivel herself, became the largest grossing foreign film ever released in the United States. Simultaneously defending traditional female activities while subverting stereotypical notions of femininity, Like Water for Chocolate shows how revolutionary historical processes can also resonate in everyday life.

Events in History at the Time the Novel Takes Place

The Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Revolution (1910-20) brought profound political and economic change to Mexico. The revolution was rooted in the changes created by rapid...

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