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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Apr 05, Gail rated it it was ok. She could be a genius or she could be mad. Carrington was a Surrealist painter, something quite rare for an English woman.

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Glad you liked it rated it did not like it Aug 27, Accept Reject Read More. 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.

The only reason I kept reading was to find out what happened with her life. To ask other readers questions about Leonoraplease sign up.


Leonora: A Novel Inspired by the Life of Leonora Carrington

eoena MasterVoland rated it did not like it Nov 05, Translated by Amanda Hopkinson. Cuando uno se lanza a lo desconocido se salva. Lists with This Book.

She grew up speaking French and learned English in a private British school. Premio Biblioteca Breve Following a delirious honeymoon phase where their involvement seems almost animal and imbued with mutual clairvoyance, all comes undone as various horrors strike.

Carlos rated it it was ok Jan 19, She felt and thought of herself as completely Mexican and of Spanish as her native language. To ask other readers questions about Leonoraplease sign up. She spent most of her adult life, though, initially, she hated it.

A bit of mixed bag but interesting, nonetheless. 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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Pau rated it it was ok Jul 08, There was very little explanation of who any of them were and cursory Google searches from time to time did not often shed a great deal of light on things. She started writing as a journalist in and interviewed many famous Mexican and international writers. Lists with This Book. Sep 19, Ciaran Monaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: Silke Camacho rated it it was ok Nov 15, But she also was interested in the poor, the weak, the street children, and the powerless.


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. Ana Esteban rated it it was ok Jun 18, Those hunting for explanations are in the wrong dream.

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

The war intervened and he was interned, while Leonora fled to Spain. Mari Paz leinora it did not like it Aug 26, 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.

Once again, she had trouble with the school authorities for her rebellious spirit. It is extremely boring. Books by Elena Poniatowska.