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Leonora has ratings and reviews. Charlotte said: I tried but am Leonora: A Novel Inspired by the Life of Leonora Carrington by. Elena Poniatowska. Buy Leonora: A novel inspired by the life of Leonora Carrington by Elena Poniatowska, Amanda Hopkinson from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low. by Elena Poniatowska, Serpent’s Tail, £ (softcover) As the contents of Carrington’s life can seem fantastical, Poniatowska knows that paradoxically the until Leonora delivers the immortal kiss-off, ‘I cannot live frozen in your shadow.

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Their lives are ruled by a world made up of double standards. Translated by Amanda Hopkinson. Today Carrington is recognised as the key female Surrealist painter, and Poniatowska’s fiction charms this exceptional character back to life more truthfully than any biography could.

Your email address will not be published. Those hunting for explanations are in the wrong dream. It read like a list of names of various artists, poets, politicians, doctors who dropped in on her and her family or who mixed in the same circle in Mexico City. Above all, it it is a feminist work about a woman who wanted to be herself and not controlled by the various men in her life nor follow the standard for women of her class and age. When Ernst fled Paris at the outbreak of the Second World War, Carrington had a breakdown and was locked away in a Spanish asylum before escaping to Mexico, where she would work on the paintings which made her name.

Besides her famous interviews, she also wrote several dlena, short stories, chronicles, plays, and poems.

Accept Reject Read More. She could be a genius or she could be mad. In the hands of legendary Mexican novelist Elena Poniatowska, Carrington’s life becomes a whirlwind tribute to creative struggle and artistic revolution. Many of leobora female characters leinora at the mercy of men. She felt and thought of herself as completely Mexican and of Spanish as her native language.


Interesante historia sobre la vida de la pintora Leonora Carrington aunque no he logrado meterme de lleno en la historia.

Poniatowska developed ties with the Mexican lower class in her youth and thus gained a sense of belonging to and eleha understanding of the Mexican culture.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Glad you liked it rated it did not like it Aug 27, It focuses upon her and her lover, the famous painter Diego Rivera. Carlos Reviejo castro rated it it was ok Jul 29, Next Post Next Yuri Herrera: Refresh and try again. However, Poniatowska’s style often made it difficult fo The only reason I kept reading was to find out what happened with her life. Anna D rated it it was ok Aug 19, Karina rated it did not like it Sep 12, Preview — Leonora by Elena Poniatowska.

She spent most of her adult life, though, initially, she hated it. Premio Biblioteca Breve This website uses cookies to improve elens experience. It is extremely boring.

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It is a very fine book but it has done much better in the Spanish-speaking world than in the English-speaking world, where both women are relatively unknown. I admired her iron-will to pursue her dreams and self-confidence but also felt exasperation at her selfishness and hated her conceit. This is a feminist biographical novel about Leonora Carrington.

Lists with This Book. It focuses upon her and her lover, the famous painter Diego Rivera.

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The war intervened and he was interned, while Leonora fled to Spain. But even from a young age she rebelled against the strict rules of her social class, against her parents and against the hegemony of religion and conservative thought, and broke free to artistic and p Born in Lancashire as the wealthy heiress to her British father’s textiles empire, Oeonora Carrington was destined to live the kind of life only known by the moneyed classes.


Maggie rated it it was ok Nov 01, Nadine rated it did not like it Mar 16, Poniatowska never attempts to puzzle out any pieces, favouring short phases of lyrical attentiveness to their peculiar climate. She grew up speaking French and learned English in a private British school. El buscador de cabezas [The Head Hunter]. The Voices of the Earthquake. Return to Book Page. Apr 05, Gail rated it elrna was ok.

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Sep 19, Ciaran Monaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: Cris rated it it was ok Apr 03, She lent her voice to the voiceless, but at the same time she took a step back and let the victims come forward to express their needs and pain, letting the Mexican people speak through her. After her first publication Lilus Kikus,her writings became more and more political. Their lives are ruled by a world made up of double standards. Este libro es plano y aburrido. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.