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Esquivel, Laura (Translated by Stephen Lytle) . BETWEEN TWO FIRES: INTIMATE WRITINGS ON LIFE, LOVE, FOOD & FLAVOR. New York City, NY: Crown Publishers, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 153 pages. As New/As New.

Collection of pieces on subject. Intended by the author as the "essayistic" version and sequel to her ground-breaking novel, "Like Water for Chocolate", it is one of the finest books on its subject ever written. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "In all of these essays, Esquivel reflects on the essential way that food connects people to the important, spiritual aspects of life, often promoting her ideal of the New Man who 'will give equal value to production and reproduction, to reason and emotion, to the intimate and the public, to the material and the spiritual'. She employs her characteristic blend of anecdotes and Mexican recipes. Other works are more philosophical and describe the time the author gave up chocolate as a political statement, among other things. Esquivel has a strong, distinctive voice and a passion for her subject" (Publishers Weekly). A sumptuous delight. A "must-have" title for Laura Esquivel collectors. This copy is prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Laura Esquivel. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a long time and is now collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First American Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. The other copies have flaws. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living Latin-American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LAURA ESQUIVEL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0609608479. $70.00

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