Laura Esquivel Novelist

Laura Esquivel (born September 30, 1950) is a Mexican author making a noted contribution to Latin-American literature. She was born the third of four children of Julio César Esquivel, a telegraph operator, and Josefa Valdés. In her first novel Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate), released in 1989, Esquivel uses magical realism to combine the ordinary and the supernatural, similar to Isabel Allende. The novel, taking place during the revolution in early twentieth century Mexico, shows the importance of the kitchen in Esquivel's life. The book is divided into twelve sections, named after the months of the year, each section beginning with a Mexican recipe. The chapters outline the preparation of the dish and ties it to an event in the protagonist's life. Esquivel believes that the kitchen is the most important part of the house and characterizes it as a source of knowledge and understanding that brings pleasure. The "title refers to a colloquial phrase used by the Spanish that means an extremity of feeling. It refers to a boiling point in terms of anger, passion and sexuality.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 30th, 1950
Nationality
Mexico
Places lived
Mexico City , Mexico
pop. 8,864,370 (2012)

Family

Parents
Spouses

Education

1. Escuela Normal de Maestros Educational Institution

Teacher's College in Mexico City.

Headquarters
6720 - Mexico City

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Like Water for Chocolate
Drama,Romance
1992 11
Tacos de oro
Drama,Action
1985

Written work

1.Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies

Magic realism, Novel, Romance novel, Fiction, Romance
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1992. by Doubleday (245 pages)
1992. at New York City
Occult
Family
Mexican food
Home remedy
Love
Chocolate
Cooking
Mexico
Adult

2.An Appetite for Passion Cookbook

Cookbook
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1995. by Miramax Books (116 pages)
Wine
Cooking

3.The law of love

Fiction, Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1996. at New York City
New Age
Time travel
Reincarnation

4.La ley del amor

Fiction, Romance novel
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1997. by Three Rivers Press (288 pages)
Language

5.Between Two Fires

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2000. at New York City

6.Swift as Desire

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. at New York City

7.Malinche Spanish Version

Fiction, Romance novel
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2006. at New York City
Literary
Mexico
History

Awards won

1992 Ariel Award for Best Original Screenplay

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Like Water for Chocolate Romance Film
The Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences

Wikipedia

Check Laura Esquivel on wikipedia.

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