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I gave up on this book about halfway through. According to the translator of the English edition, Margaret Sayers Pedenthe story was partly grounded on the life of General Maximino Avila Camachowhose arrogance and ruthlessness was attested by his bloody violence toward his political enemies.

To all of you out there who believe that Mastretta does not introduce her characters enough, or that the first half of the novel is quite hard, there is a simple explanation for this.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Or maybe it just developed quite differently from how I had expected the plot to unfold. View all 3 comments. I wanted to see her triumph over this cida and become a better person. Oct 31, Laura rated it liked it. It was ivda official submission of Mexico to the Foreign Language category of the Academy Awards competition.

Instead, she just manipulates her own position in the situation and crafts her own unique brand of politic intrigue.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. In case you have any hopes for this guy, he establishes himself pretty quick I gave up on this book about halfway through. Maybe I’ll pick this up later and try to finish it.


Mastretta narra bien a los personajes, pero creo que es demasiado exagerada en algunos dialogos y situaciones, no concibo imaginar la epoca post revolucionaria con esas frases o dialogos, angrles no. Como pasa de ser una adolescente que cree ciegamente en su marido a una mujer que le hace frente al complicado mundo en que su general la ha metido.

Arráncame La Vida

Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Articles containing Spanish-language text. Andres isn’t in love with his new bride either, but she’s young, beautiful and from a good family, all a budding figure in the political arena may want -or need- in a wife.

Una novela muy recomendable. El libro ha sido distinto de lo que esperaba. Pero hablemos de la historia primero. The novel is quite regionalized, it’s written by a Mexican woman whose mother grew up in that environment. Para ella el era su mundo, su maestro y casi un sabio, pero apenas se alivia de su primer hijo y recibe su primera cachetada de realidad: Dec 29, Laura rated it it was ok. La vicenda si svolge in Messico, per la precisione, nello stato di Puebla.

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As historical novels go, this one is really good. And there is this man, the director of the National Symphonic Orchestra, who understands who she is much better than Andres, and who wants to hear what she has to say. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Era un feto de cinco meses y estaba muerto. Maybe I’m lacking some political and historical context, maybe reading in Spanish is too hard for me after a day or work Catalina does marry him, though, and she finds herself quickly immersed into a world of shady politics as the general ascends to the position of the governor of Puebla, Mexico.

Her own children, the children Andres had with other women and that Catalina has to raise.


El final me parece perfecto y muy esperanzador para el personaje de Cati. But the musician is also a lefty, and while Artancame cares little about his wife’s emotions, he wouldn’t let an artist start a revolution.

Me fue gustando mucho por la forma en que es narrado, como vas a entendiendo el mundo de Catalina al mismo tiempo que ella.

Arráncame La Vida by Ángeles Mastretta

Al asistir a este centro le fue posible trabajar en sus habilidades en la escritura junto con otros reconocidos autores entre los que destacan Juan Rulfo, Salvador Elizondo, y Francisco Monterde.

Just madtretta moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mas que frase, me hace preguntarme que mas nos hace falta que pase para despertar It has very interesting political undertones as Catalina the protagonist marries Andres Ascencio, who is something of a politician but whose main role is that anggeles the hand behind the curtain pulling at the puppets’ strings.

Catalina marries young, too young she tells us as the novel goes on. I just wanted to see her develop in a way that was introspective and integrated. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Estoy total y absolutamente enamorada de este libro. Pero no quiero cida tan pesimista.

Jul 07, Cris Mtz rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. This page was last edited on 27 Julyat Eran tantos hijos que acabaron con todo??

Aug 15, Aryas rated it really liked it.