Isabel Allende: El cuaderno de Maya [Maya's Notebook] (1858 words)


Unlike most of Isabel Allende’s literary production, the action in El cuaderno de Maya (Maya’s Notebook) starts not in the author’s native Chile, but in California, where Allende has lived for the past twenty-six years, and which is the setting of some of her previous novels, such as The Infinite Plan (El plan infinito) and Daughter of Fortune (Hija de la fortuna). Very soon after the start of the novel, however, its protagonist, Maya, is sent by her Chilean grandmother, Nini, to her family’s native Chile to try to solve her problems with drugs.

Maya’s Notebook recounts the life of nineteen-year-old Maya Vidal, who warns us that “la estricta verdad puede ser tediosa y …

Citation: Gomez-Galisteo, M. Carmen. "El cuaderno de Maya". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 June 2014 [, accessed 30 November 2021.]

35253 El cuaderno de Maya 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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