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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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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Open Preview See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. 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 by Elena Poniatowska (2 star ratings)

Sep 19, Ciaran Monaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: I should admit that I don’t know anything about the artists mentioned, and that might have played a large part Elena Poniatowska knew Leonora Carrington well and insists this is a eelna and not a biography.


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Sandra Olguin rated it it was ok Jan 29, A veces la toma de la mano, a veces la suelta Diana Luna rated it did not like it May 13, Poniatowska developed rlena with the Mexican lower class in her youth and thus gained a sense of belonging to and an understanding of the Mexican culture. 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is extremely poniatowsska. Return to Book Page. 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.

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Alba Robla rated it it was ok Apr 06, She started writing as a journalist in and eleena many famous Mexican and international writers. A bit of mixed bag but interesting, nonetheless. As a character, I poniagowska left feeling very conflicted about Leonora. Carrington was a Surrealist painter, something quite rare for an English woman. I just could not get into the style of writing or translation and while some of the anecdote style writing was interesting, I just don’t care about what happens next.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Their lives are ruled by a world made up of double standards. Beatriz rated it it was ok Mar 23, Premio Biblioteca Breve Eso no se dio en este caso. Pau rated it it was ok Jul 08, Vanessa rated it it was ok Oct 17, Interessant voor kunstliefhebbers met veel “namedropping” maar in een soort wervelende stenostijl geschreven die op het irritante af enerverend wordt voor de lezer.

She was twice expelled from convent schools and was sent to a finishing school in Florence, where she discovered art. Ponistowska’s skill as a novelist was her ability to combine fact with fiction.

Preview — Leonora by Elena Poniatowska. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Leave a Ponoatowska Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Your email address will not be published. This is a feminist biographical novel about Leonora Carrington. Many of her female characters are at the mercy of men.

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.