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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Books by Elena Poniatowska. 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. It is clear then that these women are never really appreciated.

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Poniaowska Poniatowska knew Leonora Carrington well and insists this is a novel and not a biography. Hugo Gonzalez rated it did not like it May 07, After her first publication Lilus Kikus,her writings became more and more political. Published March 5th by Serpent’s Tail first published February Dosi rated it it was ok Jan 23, It focuses upon her and her lover, the famous painter Diego Rivera.

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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. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.

Poniatowska never attempts to puzzle out any pieces, favouring short phases of lyrical attentiveness to their peculiar climate.


Ricardo rated it it was ok Jun 03, Published March 5th by Serpent’s Tail first published February When Ernst fled Paris at the poiatowska 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.

Those hunting for explanations are in the wrong dream. Premio Biblioteca Breve Preview — Leonora by Elena Poniatowska.

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.

View all 9 comments. Their lives are ruled by a world made up of double standards. However, Poniatowska’s style often made it difficult fo After her first publication Lilus Kikus,her writings became more and more political.

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Return to Book Page. However, elenx knowledge of Spanish came from talking with the maids, so her written Spanish was largely colloquial.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Interessant voor kunstliefhebbers met veel “namedropping” maar in een soort wervelende stenostijl geschreven die op het irritante af enerverend wordt voor de lezer.

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poniatkwska 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. It is extremely boring. Return to Book Page.

However, Poniatowska’s style often made it difficult fo While there she had a nervous breakdown and spent a long time in a mental hospital. Nadine rated it did not like it Mar 16, She was twice expelled from convent schools and was sent to a finishing school in Florence, where she discovered art. Mona Hernandez rated it it was ok Apr 25, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They try to do the right thing, but in the end they lose the men they loved and for whom they sacrificed.


Karina rated it did not like it Sep 12, Ponistowska’s skill as a novelist was her ability to combine fact with fiction. In the hands of legendary Mexican novelist Elena Poniatowska, Carrington’s life becomes a whirlwind tribute to creative struggle and artistic revolution.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mari Paz rated it did not like it Aug 26, Dolores rated it it was ok May 11, 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. Much of the book is dedicated to chronicling this supreme example of amour fou, powered by an electric sexual connection and an occult atmosphere. Many of her female characters are at the mercy of men.

Her father was French of Polish ancestry and her mother a Mexican who was raised in France.

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Poniatowska had a great affinity with women and liked to write about them. Thanks for telling us about the problem. She felt and poniatowsk of herself as completely Mexican and of Spanish as her native language.