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Tinisima

by Elena Poniatowska

|September 1, 2006

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For this fictionalized account of the life of Tina Modotti (1896-1942), Elena Poniatowska devoted ten years of research to fully understand the woman who was so caught up in the social and political turbulence of the pre-World War II decades. At different times…read more

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The Skin of the Sky is the fascinating and haunting story of the life of Lorenzo de Tena, a brilliant Mexican astronomer. Born in the 1930s, the illegitimate son of a businessman and a peasant woman, Lorenzo lives happily with his mother, brothers, and sisters on…read more

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La noche de Tlatelolco es quizá el libro mexicano más reeditado de los tiempos recientes, y con sobrada razón: en él Poniatowska reunió numerosos testimonios cruciales, vivos, asustados, indignados, dignos, valerosos, desafiantes, de los trágicos días de octubre…read more

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In this collection of stories, Poniatowska weaves together the disparate lives that make up Mexico’s rich cultural tapestry. These are stories about servants and matriarchs, street sweepers and sorceresses, shop keepers, nannies, mothers, travelers, prostitutes,…read more

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Elena Poniatowska is recognized today as one of Mexico's greatest writers. Lilus Kikus, published in 1954, was her first book. However, it was labeled a children's book because it had a young girl as protagonist, it included illustrations, and the author was an…read more

Leonora

by Elena Poniatowska

|October 22, 2012

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Leonora

by Elena Poniatowska

|April 5, 2011

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Esta novela cuenta la historia de una mujer indomable, un espíritu rebelde. Destinada a crecer como la rica heredera de un magnate de la industria textil, desde pequeña supo que era diferente, que su capacidad de ver lo que otros no veían, de…read more

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Now available in paper is Elena Poniatowska's gripping account of the massacre of student protesters by police at the 1968 Olympic Games, which Publishers Weekly claimed "makes the campus killings at Kent State and Jackson State in 1970 pale by…read more

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Born in the remote mountains and tropical forests of southern Mexico, the elder women of Chiapas have witnessed tumultuous change during their lifetimes, which in some cases spanned the entire twentieth century. Through hard experience, these women have gained…read more

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Este relato-testimonio es una obra innovadora que la crítica ha saludado como una aportación fundamental no sólo a nuestra memoria colectiva, sino también a las nuevas maneras de narrar. Los trabajos y los días, las pasiones y los sueños de una mujer humilde que…read more

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Elena Poniatowska is the author of more than forty works, including the classic Massacre in Mexico and the novels Dear Diego and Tinisima (FSG, 1996). She lives in Mexico City.read more

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Elena Poniatowska is recognized today as one of Mexico's greatest writers. Lilus Kikus, published in 1954, was her first book. However, it was labeled a children's book because it had a young girl as protagonist, it included illustrations, and the author was an…read more