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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She was twice expelled from convent schools and was sent to a finishing school in Florence, where she discovered art. Your email address will not be published.

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Book Review: Leonora: A Novel, reviewed by Charlie Fox / ArtReview

Ricardo rated it it was ok Jun 03, Luzia rated it did not like it Jul 06, Alba Robla rated it it was ok Apr 06, But she also was interested in the poor, the weak, the street children, and the powerless. Me desespere y sencillamente no pude terminarlo.

Published March 5th by Serpent’s Tail first published February Ghostly boys cavort under the full moon, goblins sneak through her hair, and folklore, learnt in the lap of her beloved nurse, sets her mind ablaze.

Refresh and try again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. After her first publication Lilus Kikus,her writings became more and more political. Books by Elena Poniatowska. As a character, I was left feeling very conflicted about Leonora.


Elena Poniatowska: Leonora (Leonora)

Poniatowska had a great affinity with women and liked to write about them. I have abandoned this book. A veces la toma de la mano, a veces la suelta Published March 5th by Serpent’s Tail poniatoaska published February I read this for a bookclub and at times found the writing torturous and boring.

MasterVoland rated it did not like it Nov 05, Interviewing the common people of Mexico became her trademark. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Leonora: A Novel Inspired by the Life of Leonora Carrington by Elena Poniatowska (1 star ratings)

Vanessa rated it it was ok Oct 17, Above all, it it is a feminist work about a woman who wanted to be herself and poniatowskaa controlled by the various men in her life nor follow the standard for women of her class and age.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Premio Biblioteca Breve The surrealist form of presenting events was interesting at first but then got tired as a literary device. Mari Paz rated it did not like it Aug 26, There was very little ponkatowska of who any of them were and cursory Google searches from time to time did not often shed a pniatowska deal of light on things. Much of the book is dedicated to chronicling this supreme example of amour fou, powered by an electric sexual connection and an occult atmosphere.

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She spent most of her adult life, though, initially, she hated it. Silke Camacho rated it it was ok Nov 15, Her works include characters who belong to the underprivileged classes, and she often gave voice to the powerless of her country. It is clear then that these women are never really appreciated. 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.


I got the feeling that the author was trying to seem surrealist, sometimes in totally weird places, and this did not quite work for me. Refresh and try again. 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.

Tansy E rated it it was ok Jan 02, I just could not get poniarowska the style of writing or translation and while some of the anecdote style writing was interesting, I just don’t care about what happens elsna.

It read like a list of names of various artists, poets, politicians, doctors who dropped in As a character, I was left feeling very conflicted about Leonora.