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by Elena Poniatowska

  • Author: Elena Poniatowska
  • ISBN: 0826341233
  • ISBN13: 978-0826341235
  • ePub: 1276 kb | FB2: 1589 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (September 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 365
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 614
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The more I read of this novel, the more I found myself Before reading this novel, what I knew of Tina Modotti came from a single Edward Weston photograph. Once I began to read "TINISIMA", I became utterly captivated with the life of Tina Modotti.

Elena Poniatowska is the award-winning author of over fifty books. Poniatowska has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Emeritus Fellowship from Mexico's National Council of Culture and Arts. Born in France to a Mexican citizen of French ancestry, she now lives in Mexico City. In 2004, she was honored with the Legion de Honor del Gobierno de Francia. In 1979, she became the first woman to win the Mexican National Award for Journalism.

Hélène Elizabeth Louise Amélie Paula Dolores Poniatowska (born May 19, 1932), known professionally as Elena Poniatowska (audio ) is a French-born Mexican journalist and author, specializing in works on social and political issues focused on those co. .

Hélène Elizabeth Louise Amélie Paula Dolores Poniatowska (born May 19, 1932), known professionally as Elena Poniatowska (audio ) is a French-born Mexican journalist and author, specializing in works on social and political issues focused on those considered to be disenfranchised especially women and the poor. She was born in Paris to upper-class parents, including her mother whose family fled Mexico during the Mexican Revolution.

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Based on the splendid true life of Tina, actress, and member of the Mexican Communist Party-Tinisima captures with great sensitivity Modotti's sensuality, spirit and conviction in this extraordinary recreation of a remarkable life.

Elena Poniatowska (París, 1932) Con tan sólo nueve años se trasladó a México, donde se nacionalizó mexicana. Su carrera se inició en el ejercicio del periodismo en 1953, disciplina que nunca ha abandonado.

and Tinísima (1992; Tinisima).

Poniatowska developed ties with the Mexican lower class in her youth and thus gained a sense of belonging to and an understanding of the Mexican culture. and Tinísima (1992; Tinisima).

At different times in her life, Modotti was a silent screen actress, a model for Diego Rivera's murals, and a lover of photographer Edward Weston. She was also a champion for the Mexican people who lovingly referred to her as Tinisima. In 1929, Modotti was accused of the murder of Julio Antonio Mella, her Cuban lover.

Poniatowska begins her crowded narrative in 1929, with the assassination of radical leader Julio Antonio Mella, Modotti's .

Poniatowska begins her crowded narrative in 1929, with the assassination of radical leader Julio Antonio Mella, Modotti's comrade-in-arms and common-law husband, and with her arrest and interrogation by authorities convinced that she knows the identity of his murderer. Then the story plunges into an extended flashback, to the WW I years when the Mexican-born & worked as a model, & in MGM films (& was always the harem girl, the villain, the gypsy''). Poniatowska offers an especially lively characterization of the bohemian Edward Weston, stressing both his free-spirited unconventionality and his deeply held leftist principles.

Elena Poniatowska is the award-winning author of over fifty books, including Lilus Kikus (UNM Press). Poniatowska has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Emeritus Fellowship from Mexico's National Council of Culture and Arts

Elena Poniatowska is the award-winning author of over fifty books, including Lilus Kikus (UNM Press). Katherine Silver also translated Elena Poniatowska's Dear Diego. Country of Publication.

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 in her life, Modotti was a silent screen actress, a model for Diego Rivera's murals, and a lover of photographer Edward Weston. She was also a champion for the Mexican people who lovingly referred to her as Tinisima.

In 1929, Modotti was accused of the murder of Julio Antonio Mella, her Cuban lover. She fled to the U.S.S.R. to escape the Mexican press and then to Europe, where she became a Soviet secret agent and a nurse under an assumed name, returning to Mexico to meet an early death at the age of forty-five.

"Poniatowska has made an art form of blending journalism and fiction. She tells this novel in an urgent present tense, segueing among short, vivid scenes with cinematic virtuosity. Ten years of research and a thorough knowledge of the currents of history contribute to this portrait, but equally important is Poniatowska's intuitive appreciation of a woman shaped and destroyed by her tumultuous times."--Publishers Weekly

"Poniatowska's profoundly moving evocation of her heroine's boundless soul flows like blood through the carefully erected factual structure of the real Modotti's astonishing life story. . . . A tour de force, Tinisima is a work to treasure."--Booklist

Elizabeth
Learning Spanish and discovering the inner culture of Mexico has been one of the greatest joys of my life. That I found Mexican women of my mother's and grandmother's generation to help me along my own life journey has been no accident. Elena Poniatowska has blended the magic of fiction with the reality of non-fiction to bring Tina Modotti's life back to the present, so real and relatable in the now. Like other women of her time, such as Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, Tina transcended gender constraints to live many lives to the fullest. Truth be told, I am not even done reading the book, but my enthusiasm for Elena's prose propels me to shout to the world, "I wish I had written this book!" I don't want it to end.

Yes, we all know the many roles Tina explored throughout her amazing life: actress, photographer, revolutionary and lover of great men; however, Elena fleshes out her vulnerability as a sensitive, scared little girl. I find myself cheering Tina on and wishing her well, even though I have read other, more didactic biographies of Tina's life, and know how her life ends.

I teach my fourth graders to write so the readers feel like they are living the story. Elena's writing does that for me. She illuminates Tina's life so well because Elena has also lived an illuminated, incredible life. This book makes me want to know as much about Elena as I am learning about Tina. Elena, in a word from your land- 'espectacular'. Your words inspire me to be a better writer.
Mr_Mix
Elena Poniatowska is a fervent, eloquent, and important writer in Spanish about the plight of the disenfranchised. In "Tinisima," Poniatowska uses 1,000 pages of interviews, collected over 16 years, to imagine dialogue and interior monologues and from them to create a portrait of Tina Modotti and her times.
Modotti was Edward Weston's most beautiful model. For a few years in the late 1920s, until she lost her nerve (or maybe her artistic sensibility), she was herself a photographer of note. Later she labored in the vineyard of the Communist revolution, first in Moscow and later in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
Yet if Modotti -- if, indeed, anyone -- is a fitting subject for an imagined biography, it is not because she was a larger-than-life character. As Poniatowska tells it, throughout her brief 45 years Modotti, the daughter of poor immigrants to Northern California from Northern Italy's poorest region, held unwaveringly to anarcho-syndicalist views, empathized with the poor and the victims of war, and searched for love in all the wrong places. So far, nothing exceptional. What makes her life interesting, of course, was her involvement, albeit at the edges, of sea changes in photography and painting, politics, totalitarianism, and war.
The writing style veers from accomplished dialogue to flat narrative, with little insight to the characters' motivation, to magic views of the cosmos, to cinematic stream of consciousness, as during Tina's death scene. This is a decent vacation read, full of local color, but you may come away from "Tinisima" wondering what justifies the superlative in the title.
Nikobar
I enjoyed it as part of Mexican history. However, there were parts that moved slowly.
For those with interest in photography, Edward Weston, Mexican history, women photographers.
Exellent
Got wrong product and correct product not
provided ( Spanish language ). Very dissatisfied.
Duktilar
The writing is interesting, but I must admit, I put the book down and started another. A bit of a tough read, I wasn't draw into the book. It just seems a little flat. So many good reviews, maybe I will try to read it again because the story sounds very interesting. Am I alone in this?
lacki
I found this book to be a wonderful historical novel where prolific writer Elena Poniatowski blurs the lines between fact and fiction leaving you believing more than doubting the accuracy of the stories. As you read this book you will go back in time, to a time of Communist idealism that was creeping into Mexico, especially it's artists ideals, specifically the circle surrounding Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. More of a backdrop to the time period the book does not dwell on the relationship between Frida and Tina. It does however explore the Communist movement in Mexico right after the Mexican Revolution. Mostly the book explores the romantic life of Tina in her pursuit of a better society for mankind that takes her globe trotting from nation to nation, from one hot spot to another, hiding and seeking refuge, eluding police and authorities all the while in her quest for an ideal vision. Much of the book evolves around the time Tina spent in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. This along with her devotion to the men of her life including but not limited to photographer Edward Weston, Cuban communist Julio Mella and agent Vittorio are the passions that fueled her incredible life. Each chapter has a small black and white photograph from Tina Mondotti's archives. If you have never seen her photographs it is worth checking out. I have another book that features her photographs in Mexico and they are superb reflections of a time now only found in the remotest corners of Mexico. The story in this book has Tina accused of murder, implicated in murder or assassination, deported only to resurface and genrally moving about the globe on various passports and identities. Although this is a romantic version of her clandestine life it is based on thorough research. Incidently, in the current film version of Frida, Ashley Judd plays Tina in the torrid tango dance scene between her and Frida which reults in one of the more memorable visuals of the movie. Elena Poniatowski is a skilled writer who lets her passions dictate her style and the result is powerful image as to who the shadowy Tina Mondotti was. I would recommend this book to those that like historical novels, the Spanish Civil War, Mexico or the intrigue and story behind one of the most fascinating womens life in the early days of Communist spies . This is a grand novela featuring an extraordinary and intimate portrayal of a passionate woman.
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