Leonora has ratings and reviews. Betzy said: Ojalá lo hubiera Leonora: A Novel Inspired by the Life of Leonora Carrington by. Elena Poniatowska. The painter Leonora Carrington, at least as she appears in Elena Poniatowska’s novel, sounds like she would have been exhausting. 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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Accept Reject Read More. 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 poinatowska, Leonora Carrington was destined to live the kind of life only known by the moneyed classes. Kindle Editionpages.

Her father was French pooniatowska Polish ancestry and her mother a Mexican who was raised in France. Much of the book is dedicated to chronicling this supreme example of amour fou, powered by an electric sexual connection and an occult atmosphere.

Glad you liked it rated it did not like it Aug 27, Ghostly boys poniatowxka under the full moon, goblins sneak through her hair, and folklore, learnt in the lap of her beloved nurse, sets her mind ablaze.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Karina rated it did not like it Sep 12, From her birth on a Lancashire country estate in to her death in Mexico 94 years later, she remained a magical, faintly disconcerting presence, defiantly attached to pnoiatowska weird familiars and phantoms of her imagination through spells of obscurity or madness.

In the hands of legendary Mexican novelist Elena Poniatowska, Carrington’s life becomes a whirlwind tribute to creative struggle and artistic revolution. Besides her famous interviews, she also wrote several novels, short stories, chronicles, plays, and poems.

However, her knowledge of Spanish came from talking with the maids, so her written Spanish was largely colloquial.

Luzia rated it did not like it Jul 06, Books by Elena Poniatowska.

For example, in Querido Diego Quiela’s story is completely personal. This is a feminist biographical novel about Leonora Carrington. It is clear then that these women leonroa never really appreciated. Many of her female characters are pkniatowska the mercy of men.

No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

Elena Poniatowska: Leonora (Leonora)

I have abandoned this book. Me desespere y sencillamente no pude terminarlo. Back in Madrid, she married a Mexican and the couple went off to the United States and thence to Mexico.

Poniatowska never attempts to puzzle out any pieces, favouring short phases of lyrical attentiveness to their peculiar climate. Their lives are ruled by a world made up of double standards.

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Poniatowska developed ties with the Mexican lower class in her youth and thus gained a sense of belonging to and an understanding of the Mexican culture. She married a Hungarian photographer, had two children, became a well-known painter though not in her home country and a writer. She was the daughter of a textile magnate and, though brought up in wealth, she was very free-spirited, which did not go down well with her strict father. Interviewing the common people of Mexico became her trademark.


Once again, she had trouble with the school authorities for her rebellious spirit.

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Cuando uno se lanza a lo desconocido se salva. MasterVoland rated it did not like it Nov 05, Poniatowska had a great affinity with women and liked to write about them. In this more prosaic retelling, Poniatowska never responds to her subject with self-consciously freakish treatment or slack-jawed fascination, and even at its most outlandish, the story is luminously told.

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Born in Lancashire as the wealthy heiress to her British father’s textiles empire, Leonora Carrington was destined to live the kind of life only known by the moneyed classes. Helgi Marroquin rated it did not like it Jan 17, Return to Book Page. Elena Poniatowska knew Leonora Carrington well and insists this is a novel and not a biography. Preview — Leonora by Elena Poniatowska.