De amor y de sombra

De amor y de sombra❰Reading❯ ➶ De amor y de sombra Author Isabel Allende – Bluevapours.co.uk Esta obra encierra los temas sobre los que giran el amor y el odio Sobre estos dos sentimientos se desarrollan los acontecimientos de la novela como en dos caminos probables que pelean por sobreponers Esta obra encierra los temas sobre los que y de eBook ↠ giran el amor y el odio Sobre estos dos sentimientos De amor PDF \ se desarrollan los acontecimientos de la novela como en dos caminos probables que pelean por sobreponerse uno al otro amor y de eBook ↠ Finalmente vence el amor con la fe puesta en la libertad y en la dignidad humana El inicio de un amor, el sentimiento patri tico aun en el exilio La novela esta narrada en tercera persona omnisciente El narrador omnisciente por momentos se vuelve objetivo en la selecci n de los acontecimientos narrados Toma partida por los protagonistas y acompa a los hechos de manera comprometida con esa realidad social de injusticia que vive el pueblo y se quiere denunciar En algunas partes hay di logos, o son los personajes quienes cuentan historias pero por lo general es la narradora quien lo hace.

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  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • De amor y de sombra
  • Isabel Allende
  • Spanish
  • 11 December 2018
  • 006095129X

10 thoughts on “De amor y de sombra

  1. Mark says:

    What to say about this I began it yesterday evening, I finished it this afternoon It is wonderful Some beautuful descriptive phrases, tiny images which capture something powerful Gatherings of water in cobbles being likened to shards of glass, the mouth of a cave in which lie horrors as of yet undiscovered likened to a groaning mouth Simple, obvious phrases but all thepowerful for that Everytime I read a translated novel, and sadly owing to my non ployglotness this is inevitable, i What to say about this I began it yesterday evening, I finished it this afternoon It is wonderful Some beautuful descriptive phrases, tiny images which capture something powerful Gatherings of water in cobbles being likened to shards of glass, the mouth of a cave in which lie horrors as of yet undiscovered likened to a groaning mouth Simple, obvious phrases but all thepowerful for that Everytime I read a translated novel, and sadly owing to my non ployglotness this is inevitable, i am struck by the huge talent not just of the original writer but the ability of the translator This novel is of oppression and fear and cruelty and love, of rejection and loyalty and deep tragedy and the amazing thing is you are swept along by the force of the narrative not by purple prose or long speeches or histrionic decalarations but by the warmth and courage and goodness of the characters Having said that some of the goodies are quite annoying, and the love between the hero and heroine made me feel uncomfortable I tried to work out why i think it is because of the rejected lover the one cast off He is a good and noble man who seems swept out of the story without a second thought and his sacrifice unmourned This struck me as unworthy of two supposedly high minded freedom fighters That, of course, probably says a lotabout me thna it does of the two lovers.There is another gripe I would air though It is that the villains of the piece, the oppressors and tyrants, those on the side of the devils seem drawn heavily, childishly, as if in crayon whereas the main protagonists on the angels side are drawn carefully and fully with light and shade Perhaps this was intentional but i do wonder whether this results in a story which fails to address issues The story becomes very much an us and them where no real attempt is made to see any other point of view because it is presented that if you are not a fighter, slaving for the poor and the oppressed you are either senile, as the old folk in the nursing home run by Irene s mother, a blind egoist like the aforementioned mother or evil rapacious murderers like the rotten military This simplistic division surely does not address the struggles many would encounter in such horrendous circumstances I realize Allende knows everything about such things and I know nothing but surely those who keep their heads down, their noses clean , they may not be able to be declared courageous or noble or heroic but i feel it is an injustice unworthy of a story of oppresson and discrimination to automatically dismiss them as therefore on the side of the oppressors Fear and cruelty spur some on to betrayal and cowardce, some to nobilty and sacrfice but most presumably to paralysis and terror We encountered only heroes heroines or bastards and these latter were painted in nothing but blood I wonder if the story might have benefited from a touch of the normal men and women who walk not on the high mountains of daring deeds and not in the subterranean passages of torture and murder but those who spend their lives dodging bullets not as they move from brave acts of sabotage to even braver acts of opposition but just those who have to dodge to move from workplace to home so as to provide for those they love in the best way they canchokengtitiktitikchokeng Excuse the relaunch but I came across this review today and was conscious that it was one big blob of words, no paragraphs This made it really difficulty to actually read and that was from the bloke who wrote it

  2. Brina says:

    I carry our nation wherever I go, and the oh so far away essences of my elongated homeland live within me Pablo NerudaEarlier this year I rediscovered the magic of Isabel Allende when I savored every page of her new book Long Petal of the Sea A return to her roots, the book with the sparkling blue cover paid homage to her homeland, an element that had been missing from most of her recent books, that she has written while living in California Currently, one of my book clubs is reading this n I carry our nation wherever I go, and the oh so far away essences of my elongated homeland live within me Pablo NerudaEarlier this year I rediscovered the magic of Isabel Allende when I savored every page of her new book Long Petal of the Sea A return to her roots, the book with the sparkling blue cover paid homage to her homeland, an element that had been missing from most of her recent books, that she has written while living in California Currently, one of my book clubs is reading this new opus, and I am participating in the discussion,as an Allende expert than a current reader, filling the other readers in with the gaps they may have missed by not reading her other masterful works A spark lit in me to readabout the story that is 20th century Chile If Long Petal of the Sea glorifies the land that Spanish refugees must have felt after arriving after the Civil War, then Of Love and Shadows uncovers the corruption and brutality of the military regime that overtook the nation three decades later Of Love and Shadows is a classic Allende story, the tale of the Chilean citizens of all walks of life brave enough to speak up against Pinochet s dictatorship Irene Beltran had no reason to denounce the current government She grew up the only child of upper class citizens Eusebio Beltran and Beatriz Alc ntara and was promised to be married to her cousin army captain Gustavo Morante from the time that they were kids The Beltran Alc ntara home was not as blissful as an upper class existence could be, the parents always fighting and detesting each other s presence, Beatriz living in her own reality, and the housekeeper, the indefatigable Rosa running the home Irene grew up doted on by her father, loved and cherished by Rosa, and was a mere presence in the life of her mother Beatriz Alc ntara cheered the military regime from day one, believing that the order of the institution would put down the insurrections foisted upon Chile by the previous communist run government Living in a mansion, Beatriz was in her own bubble, oblivious to the long lines to buy basic staples and the desaparecidos who the military had no knowledge of where they went As long as she had her wealth and luxurious lifestyle, Beatriz would support the dictatorship Irene had other ideas she decided to become a journalist, opening her eyes to the atrocities going on in both Santiago and country Beatriz, ensconced in her mansion, had no idea the depths and breaths of her daughter s profession She believed that her daughter was of good stock and that she would marry Gustavo Morante, furthering the family s good name In her heart of hearts, Beatriz Alc ntara did love her daughter to desire that she bettered herself in life, which is why she looked down upon the profession of journalism as middle class All parents want the best for their children, especially the Leal family, who had escaped Spain in the throes of war and made a new home for themselves in Chile, which connects Of Love and Shadows to Long Petal of the Sea through a web of motifs that crop up throughout Allende s writing Professor Leal found a job teaching at the university, and his wife Hilda ran an impeccable home, loving her three sons from the bottom of her heart While she had much pride in her older sons Javier and Jose, the biggest place in her heart was for her son Francisco The two enjoyed the opposite relationship of that of Beatriz and Irene, and, while the Leal home was not opulent, it permeated with love It was Hilda who encouraged Francisco to try his hand at photography when his psychology clinic faltered, as though she could tell in the stars what the future held for her beloved son It is strong peripheral female characters like Hilda and Rosa who permeate Allende s writing and set the wheels in motion for an epic story As fate would have it, Francisco Leal went to work at the magazine where Irene Beltran was a prominent journalist He grew smitten with her from day one, another element to the best of Allende s stories forbidden romance Irene, initially holding her emotions close to the best, requests that Francisco photograph all of her stories After covering the story of Evangelina Ranquileo, a fifteen year old country girl who is known to have healing powers, the new couple witnesses atrocities perpetuated by the military and are determined to bring the years of terror brought on by the dictatorship to light The fate of Ranquileo and all those associated with her as well as countless other desaparecidos, cement the relationship of Francisco and Irene Hilda and Rosa knew it was fate from day one, and only Beatriz remained oblivious to her daughter s true station in life To Beatriz Alc ntara, her daughter was an upper class young woman betrothed to a military officer, not a magazine reporter who, along with her true love, was determined to take down a corrupt regime Of Love and Shadows is not for the faint of heart Allende, the niece of deposed Chilean President Salvador Allende, wrote this book while in exile in Caracas, Venezuela By that point, some of the brutality and atrocities brought on the people of Chile by the Pinochet regime had been exposed by brave journalists much like Irene Beltran Allende herself, although she had already published House of the Spirits, had worked as a journalist and did not think of herself as an established author Much of Irene Beltran s story is her own, even some of the romantic elements The peripheral characters who crop up, Allende knew people like all of them The priests, lead by Francisco s brother Jose, who ran a network to help political dissidents to escape the hairdresser Mario, who has a colorful personality and is Irene s biggest ally the retired actress Josephine Bianchi, who treated Irene like her own daughter These characters make up the backbone of this book, although none is as brave as Irene, making me appreciate Allende as a person before she became an established writer in an even greater light With her family pedigree and chosen profession, it is a miracle that she survived in Pinochet s Chile until the family went into exile, thankfully so that she could write the stories of her homeland Of Love and Shadows is another of Allende s books that is her bread and butter, paying homage to the people and landscape that comprise the nation of Chile Many of the exiles who denounced the military returned to Spain, some to the United States The Allende family first moved to Venezuela, and then to California While Isabel became well known as a writer after living in California for many years, her gold standard stories as the ones she wrote while she still considered Chile to be her permanent home The same themes and motifs connect the stories that tell the tale of 20th century Chile, the consequences for those who immigrated, emigrated, remained, and left While darker than Long Petal of the Sea, Of Love and Shadows is a brave story that had to be told It is among one of Allende s best that she wrote while exiled with one foot still in the nation that is the long petal of the sea at the end of the world 4.5 stars

  3. ehnonymus says:

    my most favourite isabel allende novel i would learn another language just for the pleasure of reading her in her native tongue if the translation is so beautiful i can only imagine how heartbreaking it must be in spanish i have to explain that i review the books i have read not on their objective merit but on the ways in which they speak to me of love and shadows weaves a love story into the middle of a frightening political situation that is disturbingly real precisely because it has been my most favourite isabel allende novel i would learn another language just for the pleasure of reading her in her native tongue if the translation is so beautiful i can only imagine how heartbreaking it must be in spanish i have to explain that i review the books i have read not on their objective merit but on the ways in which they speak to me of love and shadows weaves a love story into the middle of a frightening political situation that is disturbingly real precisely because it has been and still is a reality for nations all over the globe and most notoriously in latin america yes, the love irene and francisco have for each other is incredible, but the intense beauty of the novel shines through in so many of the characters, differing in their motives perhaps but so real in their intricacies allende s gift is capturing the complexity of such political and social situations without reducing them to simple dichotomies of good vs evil her writing is intensely beautiful and poetic, stirring the imagination as her plot lines move the soul

  4. Fran says:

    This is Isabel Allende s second novel Her first, The House of Spirits, is deeply immerse in the Magic Realism style of the masters of the genre This one, also Magic Realism, has aurban tone, setting a style that would become prevalent later, when English speaking writers took over the genre.The book at its core is a love story, one plagued by shadows The shadows of the totalitarian military regimen imposed in Chile by Augusto Pinochet.Many fans of Allende s first book, find this one lac This is Isabel Allende s second novel Her first, The House of Spirits, is deeply immerse in the Magic Realism style of the masters of the genre This one, also Magic Realism, has aurban tone, setting a style that would become prevalent later, when English speaking writers took over the genre.The book at its core is a love story, one plagued by shadows The shadows of the totalitarian military regimen imposed in Chile by Augusto Pinochet.Many fans of Allende s first book, find this one lacking in magic I don t agree with them It s simply a different kind of magic The magic in this book is of amodern type, without so much lace and horses, but with a lot of motorcycles and journalists.There s a heavy political tint in this book, an unfiltered view of what Chile was during the Dictadura, with clean, fenced rich neighborhoods, surrounded by misery, and nothing in between As readers we travel from one of those fancy houses to a small shack in the country where a family s younger daughter has been kidnapped, raped and buried by soldiers Everyone knows what happened, but no one will do anything, except for Irene Beltran and Francisco Leal, a young journalist daughter of a Chilean Socialite and a young, idealist photographer son of Spanish immigrants.They will discover a mass clandestine grave, and expose Pinochet to the world as if the world was not just pretending not to see In the process they will fall in love and become exiles, escaping in the shadows, trying to reach the safety of a neutral country, one that would not simply return them to the hands of the Chilean military.In my opinion this book is as much of a master piece as The House of Spirits, but it s also much harder to read for the violence it contains, while not explicit, it s just too real I love Allende s styles full of regionalisms and landscape, full of hope, despite the fact that as the niece of Salvador Allende, the president assassinated by Pinochet, she has lived her life in Exile, just as Irene and Francisco

  5. Jill says:

    I m gonna explore what I ve never done before all the works of a single author Can t think of another writer I d rather journey with.

  6. Anca says:

    Nothing I wasn t expecting I must confess, though, it annoyed me the similarity to The House of Spirits Isabel Allende s style is predictible, she tries to hook you, to pull you in the story I don t know about others, but she just couldn t do it with me I was permanently noticing her style, habit of describing everything to the little detail annoying and useless, if you ask me , reducing to characters to one, two presentations that say no thing it just puts them in category bleah th Nothing I wasn t expecting I must confess, though, it annoyed me the similarity to The House of Spirits Isabel Allende s style is predictible, she tries to hook you, to pull you in the story I don t know about others, but she just couldn t do it with me I was permanently noticing her style, habit of describing everything to the little detail annoying and useless, if you ask me , reducing to characters to one, two presentations that say no thing it just puts them in category bleah then, she lets them grow, and they grow teribly in this one D Of course the main characters are good looking, hot and have that attractive South American beauty of course they are interested in politics and fight for freedom and democracy with the cost of their lives rrrright I think Allende has a thing for politics in the country again, the name isn t mentioned better this way..Oh, and the action is so fast, things happen, minor habits are all described, usual picture in picture techinque blahblah, that pisses me off I don t think I want to read anything else written by her

  7. Negin says:

    This was a re read I read it several years ago, my pre goodreads days and shortly after reading my favorite Allende book, The House of Spirits I love most of her books and this was one was no exception She truly is a superb storyteller When I first read it, I know that I would have given it 5 stars, but since this was a re read, I didn t think it was as compelling as before.One of my favorite quotes was advice for expatriates and pretty much anyone really All you will have is the presen This was a re read I read it several years ago, my pre goodreads days and shortly after reading my favorite Allende book, The House of Spirits I love most of her books and this was one was no exception She truly is a superb storyteller When I first read it, I know that I would have given it 5 stars, but since this was a re read, I didn t think it was as compelling as before.One of my favorite quotes was advice for expatriates and pretty much anyone really All you will have is the present Waste no energy crying over yesterday or dreaming of tomorrow Nostalgia is fatiguing and destructive, it is the vice of the expatriate You must put down roots as if they were forever, you must have a sense of permanence

  8. Ivana Books Are Magic says:

    As the title suggests, this is a book about love Not just romantic love, but love in all its shapes and forms, love between family members, parents and children, friends and strangers Even people who are strangers to each other, during the course of this novel prove their capability for love by acts of great personal courage That kind of personal initiative is always very touching to read about and this novel handled that nicely Human beings coming together to help one another, often at gre As the title suggests, this is a book about love Not just romantic love, but love in all its shapes and forms, love between family members, parents and children, friends and strangers Even people who are strangers to each other, during the course of this novel prove their capability for love by acts of great personal courage That kind of personal initiative is always very touching to read about and this novel handled that nicely Human beings coming together to help one another, often at great peril for themselves and their families One of those human beings is Irene, a young woman engaged to a handsome military officer She grows up in an upper class family, protected from poverty but not from personal tragedies Having to witness her parent s violent arguments in childhood made her somewhat withdrawn and dreamy Despite being very perceptive at times especially when on duty as a journalist , Irene seems to prefer to live in a world of her own As the novel unfolds, Irene learnsabout the place she lives in, as she makes the discovery of widespread suffering of the majority of people in her land, revealing traces of violence and injustice Many families have valid reasons for crying rivers of tears and our Isabel together with her photographer soon to be love interest Francesco follow these rivers that seem to lead to a lake of grief I love the way Allende potrays her characters For example, Irene s character development is very believable It is not that she starts of as a superficial girl, but the sensitivity that has lead her toward wanting to know , is often not enough and she is forced to develop a new level of personal courage and determination Further, she is not portrayed as all mighty, she often has to and does rely on help of others, for example Francesco, who is by personal experience,used to the desperate but subtle game of fighting the regime you happen to live in The members of Francesco s family are also a very important part of this novel that often travels back in time to give usinsight into the soul of its residents Trust to Allende to create amazing family portraits.Nevertheless, all of this mentioning of love doesn t mean that this novel is only about emotions On the contrary, I would say it is a very realistic representation of what life in a controlled state is like I would even go so far as to compare it with 1984 when it comes to the depths of the psychological study of the oppressed and the oppressor The seriousness of its appeal against government control is reinforced by those aspects of the novel that are most brutal but probably most honest in portraying the effects of physical and pyschological violence If we are going to be honest with ourselves, we will have to admit that what happens in this novel is not a thing of a past, but sadly it is still a very relevant story for our time As hard as it was to read at times because of the painful descriptions of tragic human destinies and hopeless struggles against a military regime , this novel still felt like a ray of light There are graphic scenes in this novel They weren t overwhelming to read and IMPO this novel still managed to send a message of love and hope but if you can t take reading about murders, torture, rape and dead bodies, this may not the novel for you In addition, there is a parallel love story in this novel that resembles the one in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Allende is muchexplicit in these descriptions of erotical desires at young age than Bronte was, so that is another element that might bother some people, even if brother and sister in question aren t real siblings and are aware of that when they daydream about each other Personally, I don t have anything negative to say about the novel, I would just have liked to know a bitabout some characters that disappeared too suddenly for my liking Another 5o or 100 pages would have made me perfectly happy Not that the novel left any loose ends, it just left me with wanting .The House of Sprits and Daughter of Fortune were just perfect lenght for me If you have read and loved this novel, I would recommend reading those two novels On the other hand, if you haven t read anything by Allende this is a good novel to start with It is also not as long as her other novels, so if you have a preference for a lesser number of pages, or you can t spare the time for a longer novel, consider giving this one a try My edition numbers 290 pages It also came with a beautifully illustrated cover that captures the spirit of the novel wonderfully, but I wasn t able to track it here on goodreads To conclude, this novel describes love in time of shadows that come in a sinister form of a military regime and it does it brilliantly, showing the best and the worst in human nature The writing is touchingly beautiful, it deserves to be considered among the best in magic realism You can find a longer version and slightly different version of this review here

  9. Kevin says:

    Wonderfully written novel The language is so lyrical that you enjoy it like a ballad It s so real and touching that you see triumph, ecstasy, defeat and despair of those people in a land under a despotic regime and political hypocrisy The book indeed draws a colorful picture so vivid and natural that it makes you think from a different perspective Development can not be at the cost of natural justice to people of the land, oppression and suppressed torments breeds violence in the long run Wonderfully written novel The language is so lyrical that you enjoy it like a ballad It s so real and touching that you see triumph, ecstasy, defeat and despair of those people in a land under a despotic regime and political hypocrisy The book indeed draws a colorful picture so vivid and natural that it makes you think from a different perspective Development can not be at the cost of natural justice to people of the land, oppression and suppressed torments breeds violence in the long run Wherever natural justice and freedom are hindered or denied in the name of development , there you see chaos in the end It s a beautiful love story that leaves you scars and pain in your heart long after you ve finished reading However I felt it strange and it left me surprised at times that Ms Allende slipped to a pulp fiction style on a few pages But she has displayed control throughout, the mastery of a talented craftsman who carries clarity of perception.She deserves to be recognized better.Happy reading

  10. Margitte says:

    One of those books that cannot be set aside to catch up on sleep.Allende s warm personality, her wisdom and experiences keepsthe reader mesmerized.

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