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Elena Poniatowska : an intimate biography

Author: Michael Karl Schuessler
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Descended from the last king of Poland, born in France, educated at a British grade school in Mexico and a Catholic high school in the United States, Helene Elizabeth Louise Amelie Paula Dolores Poniatowska Amor - otherwise known as Elena - is a passionate, socially conscious writer who is widely known in Mexico and who deserves to be better known everywhere else." "Michael Schuessler, who befriended Poniatowska  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schuessler, Michael Karl.
Elena Poniatowska.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608151439
Named Person: Elena Poniatowska; Elena Poniatowska; Elena Poniatowska; Elena Poniatowska; Elena Poniatowska
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Karl Schuessler
ISBN: 0816525013 9780816525010
OCLC Number: 71348686
Description: xviii, 269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "I am moved by desire" --
To live a fairy tale --
University of the street --
"Elenita" : the young writer --
The adobe princess --
Unknown Mexico --
1968 : the year of Tlatelolco --
Disaster's widow --
From earth to heaven --
Elena : an international treasure (a conclusion of sorts).
Other Titles: Elenísima.
Responsibility: Michael K. Schuessler ; foreword by Carlos Fuentes.
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"Descended from the last king of Poland, born in France, educated at a British grade school in Mexico and a Catholic high school in the United States, Helene Elizabeth Louise Amelie Paula Dolores Poniatowska Amor - otherwise known as Elena - is a passionate, socially conscious writer who is widely known in Mexico and who deserves to be better known everywhere else." "Michael Schuessler, who befriended Poniatowska more than fifteen years ago, is a knowledgeable guide to her engrossing life and equally engaging work. As befits her, his portrait is itself a literary collage, a "living kaleidoscope" that is constantly shifting to include a multiplicity of voices - those of fellow writers, literary critics, her nanny, her mother, and the writer herself - easily accessible to general readers and essential to scholars. Available in English for the first time, this insightful book includes 40 photographs and an annotated bibliography of Poniatowska's works - those that have already been translated into English and these awaiting translation."--BOOK JACKET.

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"Poniatowska ranks among the mostdistinguished women writers of Mexicotoday. . . . Although her works treatpolemical and urgent themes, theyhave enjoyed great public success, asattested by the many Read more...

 
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