Cuando conoce al general Andrés Ascensio, Catalina es una muchacha que lo ignora todo de la vida. Él, en cambio, es candidato a Gobernador del Estado de. Arrancame la vida (Spanish Edition) [Angeles Mastretta] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. Desde su aparicion en , Arrancame la vida. Shop our inventory for Arrancame la Vida by Angeles Mastretta with fast free shipping on every used book we have in stock!.

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Lists with This Book. Sep 21, Vbuendia rated it liked it. 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.

Arráncame La Vida by Ángeles Mastretta

The novel is quite regionalized, it’s written by a Mexican woman whose mother grew up in that environment. There is no particular art to her writing style and the story is a dime a dozen, in Mexico at least.

But her colloquial style made her accessible to a wide array of readers, which made her and her novel famous.

Those books speak to a much more universal audience while still reflecting the particularities of being a Latin-American woman in the 20th century. But if you insist in reading Mastretta, understand this, the novel was not written for an international audience. View all 4 comments. Personalmente pienso que los libros son como las personas: View all 3 comments. Aug 12, Barbie Acevedo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Me fue gustando mucho por la forma en que es narrado, como vas a entendiendo el mundo de Catalina al mismo tiempo que ella.

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. La historia trata de reflejar el papel de las mujeres en la sociedad mexicana post-revolucionaria. Narra el drama de las damitas de sociedad carentes de amor, sin cojones para desprenderse de sus maridos exacerbadamente machistas y autoritarios, y sedientas de aventuras extramaritales.

Me hubiera La historia trata de reflejar el papel de las mujeres en la sociedad mexicana post-revolucionaria. Oct 31, Laura rated it liked it.

El libro ha sido distinto de lo que esperaba. May 20, Tequila Centinela rated it it was amazing. Es en este punto en el que Catalina, a cierto modo de escapismo, busca el amor en los brazos de dos diferentes amantes. A vivir en una sociedad extremadamente machista en el que el papel de la mujer se limitaba a labores del hogar y silencio absoluto, Catalina no permite que su marido la abrume.

La metamorfosis de Catalina viene implicitamente en el libro y es algo agradable ver esos cambios. Literatura mexicana que vale la pena leer.

El final me parece perfecto y muy esperanzador para el personaje de Cati. This is a story masttetta in the Mexico of the s and 40s. 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 of the hand behind the curtain pulling at the puppets’ strings.


Catalina marries young, too young she tells us as the novel goes on. She ka she’s in love, but only because she doesn’t know what love is, at least not yet. Andres isn’t in love with his new bride either, but she This is a story immerse in the Mexico of the s and 40s. 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.

Catalina is the one narrating the story, and as the novel goes, we see the world changing both because things always change but also because she’s growing, losing her innocence, learning the that life is never what our parents tell us it will be. Soon, she’s no longer a teen but a woman with her own opinions and desires. And her husband is now an important figure, and rich too. 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 arancame say.

And she falls in love with him the night the orchestra plays the songs her father used to whistle when working at home.

But the musician is also a lefty, and while Andres cares little about his wife’s emotions, he wouldn’t let an artist start a revolution. Catalina is the perfect witness, because she’s insightful, and loving, and merciless in equal parts. She’s a great character, as there are many others in this novel. Her own children, the children Andres had with other women and that Catalina has to raise.

Catalina, as it turns out to be, is literally Andres shadow, seeing what he does and learning from his ways, preparing for what’s coming. As historical novels go, this nastretta is really good. Y veo arrxncame me he quedado corto. Es una gran novela que nos cuenta la historia de Catalina. Claro que el General es el General y ella es una chica que va empezando a vivir. Entonces Catalina logra enamorarse de otro hombre, Carlos Vives. Ame la narrativa mexicana del libro y los miles de matices de Andres Ascencio no es que me guste el personaje, pero es que uno no define si ama a Catalina o no, esa incertidumbre es interesante Lo recomiendo pero mas que nada para mexicanos, ya que dudo que los extranjeros entiendan la cantidad de “mexicanismos” que vienen en el libro, pero no seria una mastdetta idea para aquellos ka gusten empaparse de la cultura coloquial mexicana.

Pero, en pocas y honestas palabras, me cagan todos los personajes. Y a mi gusto, no hay nada rescatable de alguno de ellos, ni siquiera de Carlos.

Apr vlda, Heleinne rated it liked it. Estoy total y absolutamente enamorada de este libro. Necesito cientos de miles de estrellas para rankear cuanto me gusta este libro. No me esperaba mucho de este libro pero he pasado un buen rato con Arrxncame.

Una muy buena historia!!!! 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, sencillamente no.

Por partes parece ad hoc a la epoca, por otras no. Supongo que ese es mi problema cuando se inspiran en hechos historicos, soy demasiado apegado a la realidad. El comienzo es algo lento, toma forma en la parte media, y el final es predecible. Mi escena favorita fue cuando otro general y sus amigos tienen una fiesta donde presumen a sus Dec 29, Laura rated it it was ok.


I gave up on this book about halfway through. Maybe I just don’t have the time or the concentration to read it right now. Or maybe it just developed quite differently from how I had expected the plot to unfold. The story centers around Catalina who is barely 15 when she marries a general at least 15 years her senior whom anyone with half a braincell can tell is going to turn out to be a power-obsessed narcissistic jerk. In case you have any hopes for this guy, he establishes himself pretty quick I gave up on this book about halfway through.

In case you have any hopes for this guy, he establishes himself pretty quickly as that guy that you would never let a friend or a daughter of yours marry. 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.

Maybe I’m lacking some political and historical context, maybe reading in Spanish is too hard for me after a day or work I just wanted to see her develop in a way that was introspective and integrated. I wanted to see her triumph over this guy and become a better person.

Instead, she just manipulates her own position in the situation and crafts her own unique brand of politic intrigue. I think she has an affair later in the book, and, frankly, it couldn’t come soon enough.

Maybe she turns into a wise woman at the end, but I skipped to the end to see what would happen, and it’s a big, dramatic, weepy death scene at the side of the deceased general. Catalina is very sentimental and actually misses him. In my opinion, I would have preferred to see the general shot after the first pages so that we could see Catalina blossom post-psycho husband.

Maybe I’ll pick this up later and try to finish it. Sep 07, Alessandra Santamaria rated it it was amazing. Siendo el primer libro que leo de una autora mexicana, me gusto muchisimo. Siento que es una mujer en todos los sentidos.

Que quiere una cosa y luego otra, y su forma de ver la vida, el amor, el futuro, la maternidad, me parecieron hermosamente honestas.

Pero fue todo muy turbulento, muy injusto, muy inestable.

Arráncame La Vida

Una novela muy recomendable. Jul 07, Cris Mtz rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mi primer acercamiento a angeles Mastretta.

Lastima que en la pelicula, lo minimizan demasiado. Aug 15, Aryas rated it really liked it. Pero hablemos de la historia primero. Y vaya la manera en que tuvo que aprender, crecer y madurar. 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: