In this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine, Mark and Anabel discuss a text about the life and work of a very famous novelist who was born in Chile - Isabel Allende. While learning more about Isabel Allende throughout the text, we discuss some interesting language points including regular and irregular participles and the difference between ser and estar. As always, Marina joins Mark at the end of the episode and this time, we learn the meaning behind an interesting Spanish expression.There will be a total of 10 episodes of Season 2 of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary. lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine here.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Spanish on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Spanish. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Spanish Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, and access regular language challenges, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram.For all information on Coffee Break Spanish, visit https://radiolingua.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week Cariad talks to internationally acclaimed writer, Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits, Paula, The Soul of a Woman). Isabel spoke about her daughter, Paula, who died when she was just twenty-nine and her mother, who died in 2018. As ever they talk grief, generosity + fabulous clothes. Isabels's new book, The Soul of a Woman, is available to buy now.You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcastGriefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018.Apple Podcast Spotlight choice for October 2021"the pandemic's most important podcast" TelegraphSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Isabel Allende on her life as a refugee, the decline of the West and war being a male construct
Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Isabel Allende has been called “the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author”, known for titles such as 'The House of the Spirits' and 'City of the Beasts'. Her books often put women at the centre, paying homage to some incredible female characters. Her new book, ‘Violeta’ is written as a letter from a grandmother to her grandson. Violeta, the narrator, was inspired by Isabel’s own recently deceased mother. Isabel talks to Krishnan about being a life-long feminist, her hopes for a post-pandemic world and her own experience of being a refugee during the civil war in Chile. Producer: Rachel Evans
Isabel Allende writes about her mother, Markus Zusak gets your fanmail
The Book Show
Isabel Allende says her latest novel, Violeta, was inspired by her mother but also by Allende's own life. Also, readers who send fan mail and the writers who reply with Markus Zusak, Anita Heiss, John Marsden and Krissy Kneen, and disability in fiction with Joseph Elliott and Kit Kavanagh-Ryan.
Bestselling author and literary icon Isabel Allende sits down with Cheryl Akle in San Francisco to discuss her latest novel, Violeta, a fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional story about one woman's hundred-year life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In the second in our season celebrating The Exuberance of Youth in this centenary year of the BBC, Harriett Gilbert talks to world-famous Chilean writer Isabel Allende about her extraordinary novel, Eva Luna.Eva Luna is the story of an orphan who beguiles the world with her remarkable visions, triumphing over the worst of adversities and bringing light, as her name would suggest, to a dark place.As Eva comes of age and tells her tale, Isabel Allende conjures up a whole complex, unidentified, South American nation— filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, rich, poor, simple, sophisticated, oppressors and oppressed. Against this turbulent background, love, politics and tragedy all play their part in Eva’s life and help shape her into the unforgettable revolutionary and storyteller she becomes.A novel that celebrates the power of imagination to create a better world.(Picture: Isabel Allende. Photo credit: Lori Barra.)
Isabel Allende: What does South America's future hold?
The decisive victory by Gabriel Boric, the left-wing candidate, in Chile’s recent elections has reset the button on the country’s political path. He defeated the right-wing presidential contender in a result which observers believe may be replicated when other Latin American countries go to the polls this year. Zeinab Badawi speaks to Isabel Allende, the acclaimed Chilean writer whose uncle was Salvador Allende, the left-wing Chilean leader removed in a coup in 1973. Isabel Allende has lived in four Latin American countries and knows the continent well. How does she view current trends in South America?
Isabel Allende Draws from Mother’s Life in Pandemic-Set Novel ‘Violeta’
Isabel Allende’s new novel, “Violeta,” opens in the midst of a pandemic, under quarantine conditions. Only it’s 1920 and the Spanish flu. Violeta has just been born; she spends her early life in the virus-induced social bubble that we’ve all come to know. Inspired by Allende’s own mother, Violeta is born into elite, but falls into a rural social stratum after the Great Depression. It’s a saga about family secrets, exiles and resilience, as well as a reflection on the century when the world became technologically modern and socially fractured. We’ll talk with Allende about the novel, her mother and writing through — and about — a pandemic.
“I want my readers to be entertained. And if possible, to take a look at that period of that century that was so fascinating, a time of violence, and change, and great steps forward for humanity…” Isabel Allende’s epic new novel, Violeta, is out now, and she joins us on the show to talk about memory and history and justice, love and freedom and family, her creative process (and what the date January 8th means to her) and much more. Featured books: Violeta, A Long Petal of the Sea, The Soul of a Woman and The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. Poured Over is produced and hosted by Miwa Messer and engineered by Harry Liang. Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays (with occasional bonus episodes on Saturdays).