20 May A dramatic, fast-paced fictionalization of the life of photographer and political activist Tina Modotti, by the Mexican author whose works in. 15 Sep Tinisima by Elena Poniatowska, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 19 Jul This article aims to compare and contrast the representations of Tina Modotti in Tinísima () by Elena Poniatowska and Eva Perón in Santa.
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Barring calls from some important New York publisher seeking to enlist the scribe’s bilingual talents, a brief discussion covering two of her books will have to serve as a small step toward the goal of mutual comprehension between our two cultures. We definitely learn about her sexual activities tinisiam feelings, because the writer had her eye firmly on the marketplace.
But overall, the third-person narration only mythologizes her subject and distances us further poniatoaska the real blood-and-guts Modotti. This inclination comes forth loud and clear in her literature and in the columns she still pens for the progressive “La Jornada” out of Mexico City.
Mexican authoress Elena Poniatowska, for example, needs a translator. In both books, Poniatowska spends a lot of time listing names of union members and leftist militants long-forgotten and, perhaps, known only to their contemporaries in the first place. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death.
Heads You Win Jeffrey Archer. I didn’t even recognize her. Poniatowska had a great affinity with women and liked to write about them. Past Tense Lee Child. The author traveled to Italy to talk directly with Vidali.
That she is desired by many men. In this way I think this book was similar to The Lacuna. I read the excellent trade paperback edition published by the University of New Mexico Press in There are so many names that it’s hard to keep track of people, some of whom appear to have their names dropped just to show where Tina intersected with this or that person in history–but it comes at the expense of character development of ponoatowska any of the characters.
I eelena reading about how she negotiated her work and personal relationships. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Muy bien escrito pero sumamente aburrido.
Pachinko Min Jin Lee. She also interviewed numerous poniatowsks who were on the scene with Ponjatowska including her last lover, and fellow spy, Vittorio Vidali. Nineteen Eighty-four George Orwell. In doing so, Poniatowska also paints the political turmoil of 20s, 30s Mexico, the communist struggle in Spain and mainly how those who fought for the Republic became disillusioned with the leena waivering and waning ideals.
Elena Poniatowska has written more than forty books in a variety of formats and genres. So, Tina Modotti lived an interesting life, lover to Edward Weston who took her to Mexico and taught her photography, lover to itnisima martyred Cuban communist, and to others, but once she threw in her allegiance with the Stalinist hardliners in Moscow, she was locked into the communist’s spying and double-crossing and she was never truly free after that.
This book is seriously flawed-it is neither a biography nor a good novel. Dec 05, Julie rated it it was ok. Poniatowska also shines in describing the early, idyllic years with Weston in the s, capturing the indolence and sensuality of post-revolutionary Mexico, the long siestas poniatosska half-naked in bed, eating perfumed cherimoyas while making love and revolution.
Friend Request Laura Marshall. Modotti explored art and communism in Mexico City in the s. I really would like to read poniatoeska Elena Poniatowska, but maybe I should go for something a little less biographical next time. I recommend it to Ponnniatowska fains, as well as readers who want to understand the worlds that Modetti and fellow political artists lived in Mexico in the early 20th century.
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Inshe fought with the anti-Franco forces in Spain before returning to die in Mexico at 46, her legendary beauty gone, her photography long abandoned, her health and spirit shattered by the horror of all she had seen. The English translation took such liberties, not only leaving out large chunks which is to be expected if the book is being somewhat abridged but also rearranging what was there so completely paragraph by paragraph, line by line, image by image that it was no help for me as a guide for the Spanish.
The century’s formative political events pass by as if we’re seeing them in an extended newsreel, and sharp, if frustratingly brief, cameo appearances are made by such notables as D. Jamas imagine’ que tuvo una vida tan intensa.
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Also kind of sexy. But Poniatowska is so busy showing us how her heroine intersects with history that she often forgets to give us more than intriguing glimpses at Modotti herself.
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Modotti isn’t much more, in these pages, than the sum of her enthusiasms and commitments. Grown up fast, Tinisima went to Los Angeles and made for a fabulous flapper in silent films, made a lover of photography pioneer Edward Westin, who made a fabulous photographer out of her in turn.
The book talks about how poniatowsks was murdered while Tina was with him, so I already had a vivid background story when I saw the death mask. The image of Tina smiling at parties was lost. Oct 14, Julietissima La rated it it was amazing. But Poniatowska’s tiniskma combined with the inherent richness of Modotti’s life produced a marvelous read.
He goes through women like water, his only wife leaving one day with the children never to see him again. The book talks about how he was murdered while Tina was with him, so I already had a This is not exactly a biography, but it’s a beautiful work based on the life of Tina Modotti, ttinisima of my favorite photographers.
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