Paula

Paula

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Un autorretrato de insólita emotividad al tiempo que exquisita recreación de la sensibilidad de las mujeres de nuestra época.

Un autorretrato de insólita emotividad al tiempo que exquisita recreación de la sensibilidad de las mujeres de nuestra época.

«Aquí está todo lo que debe tener un libro: oído, perspectiva, cabeza, corazón y una humanidad sin límites.»
The New York Times

Cualquier libro de Isabel Allende es un acontecimiento. Paula lo es especialmente porque se trata del más conmovedor, más personal y más íntimo de todos los que ha publicado hasta la fecha.

Cuando la gran autora chilena se encontraba en España con ocasión de la presentación de El plan infinito, su hija entró en estado de coma. Junto al lecho de Paula, mientras seguía con angustia la evolución de su enfermedad, Isabel Allende comenzó a redactar en un cuaderno una historia de su familia y de sí misma con el propósito de regalársela a su hija una vez superara el dramático trance. Sin embargo, éste se prolongó durante meses y los apuntes de la autora acabaron convirtiéndose en este libro apasionante y revelador.

Isabel Allende ejerce aquí su prodigioso talento narrativo para recuperar y asumir sus propias vivencias como mujer y como escritora, así como las de su familia y las de la historia reciente de su país. Autorretrato de insólita emotividad al tiempo que exquisita recreación de la sensibilidad de las mujeres de nuestra época, Paula perdura en el ánimo del lector con la intensidad de una experiencia indeleble.



Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperCollins Publishers
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9788401342684
Characteristics: text file,rda
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RosaPascual
May 13, 2017

Unquestionably this book is a loving tribute from a mother to her daughter. It made me reflect on the magnitude of life and the value of having a family when we leave this earthly world.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 27, 2014

Isabel Allende is the Chilean born author of the widely acclaimed, international best seller The House of Spirits. In 1991 her beloved twenty-nine year old daughter became gravely ill, and while she was in a coma from which she never recovered, her mother began to write the story of her family which she addressed to her unconscious daughter. The book is a moving tribute to the power of maternal love as well as an illuminating history of modern Chile which is so closely intertwined with the story of Allende's family.

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titania2
May 04, 2013

This a heartfelt story that come from personal experience--very moving.

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kiddo
Feb 11, 2013

"Listen, Paula. I am going to tell you a story, so that when you wake up you will not feel so lost." So begins Isabel Allende's heartfelt letter to her comatose daughter Paula. The prose is often beautiful, and there are some poignant moments. However, Allende is the least compelling character in her own story, and the book drags when she focuses the narrative on herself.

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uncommonreader
May 01, 2012

This book is a "letter" by Allende to her dying daughter over a period of one year, recounting memories. In effect, it is part autobiography. However, it seemed over the top and opportunistic.

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sviera
Jul 05, 2011

Couldn't put it down!

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lightbytheway
Oct 24, 2010

Paula
by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende wrote this book "Paula" with a broken heart. Paula, her daughter, had just died of a rare illness. Here Isabel Allende shows her real artistic talent, as we witness the author go through the most painful and brutal times in her life. While she weaves her story, we can feel her pain as if it were our own. We stay with her through her journey to the wrenched end which is remarkably beautifully rendered. Despite the sadness of the story, it is not a depressing one; the book does not leave us with a bitter taste in our mouths, instead it gives us courage to comfront our own darkness.

Isabel Allende escribio este libro Paula con el corazón roto. Paula, su hija, había contraído una rara enfermedad que la llevo a la muerte. Aquí Allende nos muestra la gran calidad de su arte y la acompañamos en los momentos más intensos y brutales de su vida. Sentimos su dolor como si fuera el nuestro, mientras ella va tejiendo la historia que nos lleva a un final desgarrador pero hermosamente escrito. A pesar de los sentimientos de tristeza que la agobian, el libro no nos deja un sabor amargo en la boca; más bien, nos alienta a confrotar nuestras negruras con valentia.

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Leafahead
Jun 07, 2006

An absolute must-read for any mother or scholar of family relations or loss. Isabel Allende weaves the story of her family's past with the illness and death of her daughter. Heartbreaking, loving, compassionate, and cleansing. This would be a great book to read either before or after House of the Spirits.

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