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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As a character, I was left feeling very conflicted about Leonora.

Leena rated it it was ok May 11, 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. Ponistowska’s skill as a novelist was her ability to combine fact with fiction.

Me desespere y sencillamente no pude terminarlo. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She married a Hungarian photographer, had two children, became a well-known painter though not in her home country and a writer. Kaitlin rated it it was ok May 30, Ernst endures wartime internment and Carrington suffers her first psychotic collapse awaiting his return; and later, when they attempt to begin again, the intensity of their obsession has waned.

She felt and thought of herself as completely Mexican and of Spanish as her native language. It is extremely boring. Published March 5th by Serpent’s Tail first published February Elean for telling us about the problem.

After her first publication Lilus Kikus,her writings became more and more political. Lists with This Book.


Return to Book Page. Este libro es plano y aburrido. 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. Poniatowska had a great affinity with women and liked to write about them.

She grew up speaking French and learned English poniatowskaa a private British school. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The surrealist form of presenting events was interesting at first but then got tired as a literary device.

Leonora: A Novel Inspired by the Life of Leonora Carrington by Elena Poniatowska (2 star ratings)

Her father was French of Polish ancestry and her mother a Mexican who was raised in France. Cuando uno se lanza a lo desconocido se salva. Amidst the lunacy, Carrington falls head-overheels for Max Ernst, who appears as a character possessing all the sinister inscrutability of the birdmen that he compulsively drew and collaged. They try to do the right thing, but in the end they lose lfonora men they loved and for whom they sacrificed.

This is a feminist biographical novel about Leonora Carrington.

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MasterVoland rated it did not like it Nov 05, No trivia or quizzes yet. This is a novel about a very interesting woman, but there is something about the style of writing that put me off. Hugo Gonzalez rated it did not like it May 07, Sep 19, Ciaran Monaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: Kindle Editionpages.

But she also was interested in the poor, the weak, the street children, and the powerless. 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 personal freedom.


She could be a genius or she could be mad. I should admit that I don’t know anything about the artists mentioned, and that might have played a large part She grew up speaking French and learned English in a private British school.

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.

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Refresh and try again. This was disappointing considering leonota much I was enjoying the first part but it was enough to make me consider giving up altogether so can’t really rate it any higher.

Ana Esteban rated it it was ok Jun 18, Translated by Amanda Hopkinson. Poniatowska never attempts to puzzle out any pieces, favouring short phases of lyrical attentiveness to their peculiar climate.

Leonora: A Novel Inspired by the Life of Leonora Carrington

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Kindle Editionpages. Premio Biblioteca Breve Besides her famous interviews, she also wrote several novels, short stories, chronicles, plays, and poems. She spent most of her adult life, though, slena, she hated it. They try to do the right thing, but in the end they lose the men they loved and for whom they sacrificed.

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