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Lilus Kikus and other stories

Author: Elena Poniatowska; Elizabeth Coonrod Martinez
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lilus Kikus, was erroneously first labeled a children's book because it had a young girl as protagonist, it included illustrations, and the author was an unknown woman. Accompanying Lilus Kikus in this first American edition are four of Poniatowska's short stories with female protagonists, only one of which has been previously published in English.
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Poniatowska, Elena.
Lilus Kikus and other stories.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607598019
Named Person: Elena Poniatowska
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elena Poniatowska; Elizabeth Coonrod Martinez
ISBN: 0826335829 9780826335821
OCLC Number: 60419888
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Description: 127 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Lilus Kikus --
1. Lilus's toys and distractions --
2. The concert --
3. Lilus in Acapulco --
4. Political elections --
5. Nothing to do ... --
6. Heaven --
7. The religious procession --
8. The black sheep --
9. Illness --
10. The dividing wall --
11. Lilus's girlfriend --
12. Convent school --
pt. 2. Other stories --
The philosopher's daughter --
Fifth call --
Happiness --
You arrive by nightfall.
Responsibility: by Elena Poniatowska ; translation and introduction by Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez ; drawings by Leonora Carrington.
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A child protagonist points out the flaws in adult society. Each of the drawings by the great surrealist Leonora Carrington that accompany the chapters in 'Lilus Kikus' expresses a subjective,  Read more...

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"Elizabeth Coonrod Martinez' translation captures both the spirit and the rhythm of Poniatowska's original novella about the coming-of-age of a girl in Mexico's moneyed society after World War II."

 
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