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Poniatowska, Elena

Works: 387 works in 1,625 publications in 7 languages and 28,151 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Portraits  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Miscellanea  Interviews  Domestic fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Author of introduction, Translator, Compiler, Commentator for written text, Redactor, Other, Editor, Narrator, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree
Classifications: PQ7297.P63, 863
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La casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness
Tinisima by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
38 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
"Long though it is, this English version of Tinísima, Poniatowska's novel based closely on the life of Italian photographer Tina Modotti (1896-1942), represents a considerable abridgment of the original. Implicitly, however, the textual recreation is the work of Poniatowska herself, who signs the acknowledgments, thanks Katherine Silver (whose translation is excellent), and writes a new dedication for the book"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Hasta no verte, Jesús mío by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
119 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
"Jesusa Palancares, una mujer de extracción humilde de Oaxaca, huérfana de madre a temprana edad, termina conociendo todo el país al unirse a las tropas de la revolución mexicana. Al perder a su marido, tendrá que sobrevivir en la capital en todo tipo de oficios, conociendo el duro trabajo de las fábricas y el no menor de las casas como sirvienta y lavandera. La dura existencia le llevará a encontrar refugio en la espiritualidad y la religión, y a creer en la reencarnación.Narrada en primera persona, en un lenguaje popular tratado con especial sensibilidad por la autora, Hasta no verte Jesús mío nos cuenta las pasiones y los sueños de una mujer humilde que va a ser testigo de los grandes sobresaltos de la historia mexicana. El humor, la violencia, el compromiso velado, la constante presencia de la muerte y la alucinación se combinan en las páginas de esta novela en la que queda patente la inquebrantable conciencia social y el compromiso con los más desfavorecidos por parte de Elena Poniatowska, a través de la historia de Jesusa a la que ha convertido en un personaje inolvidable de la literatura de todos los tiempos"--Publisher's description
La noche de Tlatelolco; testimonios de historia oral by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
82 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Oral history collected from Mexican students, workers, parents, professors, maids, soldiers, government workers, and others in Mexican society who witnessed and felt the effects of the tragic events during October 1968
Here's to you, Jesusa! by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
"Based on Josefina Borquez, a working-class woman whose difficult life spanned some of the seminal events in early-twentieth-century Mexican history, Poniatowska's Jesusa is a tough, coarse-mouthed, cantankerous character who pushes contradiction to its limits. Mystical yet practical, she faces the obstacles in her path with gritty determination. A native of Oaxaca, Jesusa loses her mother at a young age, and she lives with her father until one of his girlfriends stabs her. Moved to her godmother's house, where she serves as a maid, Jesusa is reunited with her father during the Mexican Revolution, and joins the cavalry unit in the army of General Jesus Carranza. She marries another solider, a chronic womanizer who systematically abuses and finally abandons her. After the Revolution, embittered by its failure to live up to its promises to the poor, Jesusa finds work in Mexico City, first as a domestic, then in a series of factories, and begins her long history of run-ins with the police." "Poniatowska documents a life of brutal deprivation, extraordinary hardship, and hardscrabble humor while providing a unique perspective on politics and the place of women in twentieth-century Mexico."--BOOK JACKET
Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
72 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 815 libraries worldwide
"One of the threads that runs through Elena Poniatowska's oeuvre is that of foreigners who have fallen in love with Mexico and its people. This is certainly the case of Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela - a brief novel (so short it was originally published in its entirety in Octavio Paz's literary magazine Vuelta). The Russian exile and painter Angelina Beloff writes from the cold and impoverished post-war Paris to Diego Rivera, her spouse of over ten years. Beloff sends these letters to which there is no response during a time when the emancipation of women has broken many of the standard models and the protagonist struggles to fashion her own. Elena Poniatowska has (re)created these letters and within them one finds the unforgettable testimony of an artist and her lover during the valuable crossroads of a new time when Diego Rivera was forging a new life in his native country. In this edition, Nathanial Gardner comments on the truth and fiction Poniatowska has woven together to form this compact, yet rich, modern classic. Using archives in London, Paris and Mexico City (including Angelina's correspondence held in Frida Kahlo's own home) as well as interviews from the final remaining characters who knew the real Angelina, Gardner offers a mediation of the text and its historical groundings as well as critical commentary"--Back cover
La piel del cielo by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
38 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 753 libraries worldwide
"Mamá, ¿allá atrás se acaba el mundo?" Esta frase abre el camino a una historia fascinante: la de un hombre de enorme talento destinado a desentrañar los misterios de la astronomía. Lorenzo de Tena, inconformista y rebelde, deberá luchar contra las desigualdades sociales, las trampas burocráticas y las tentaciones políticas para ver realizada su vocación. Pero los mayores retos de su búsqueda no vendrán de la ciencia sino de la cara más oculta de las personas, la que esconde las pasiones y los sentimientos. Una novela que, como un telescopio, nos acerca a los desafíos más inalcanzables: las estrellas y el amor.--Desde la descripción de la editorial
Massacre in Mexico by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
On October 2, 1968, approximately ten thousand persons gathered on the square of Tlatelolco in Mexico City to listen to unarmed student leaders protest against one party political rule in the country. Three flares were seen in the sky and helicopters began shooting
Other fires : short fiction by Latin American women by Alberto Manguel( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
The skin of the sky by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
"The Skin of the Sky is the story of the life of Lorenzo de Tena, a brilliant and troubled astronomer. Born in the 1930s, the illegitimate son of a businessman and a peasant woman, Lorenzo lives happily with his mother, brothers, and sisters on a small plot of land outside Mexico City. But when Lorenzo's mother dies, the children's idyllic existence is shattered, and their father brings them to live with him in the capital. Thrust into a privileged world, they struggle to adjust, and an angry Lorenzo turns to the study of the stars to find solace." "Lorenzo is fanatical about the pursuit of excellence in his life and work, and he expects the same of those around him. He strives to make his country a better place for all its people, especially the poor and disenfranchised, and believes passionately that education is the means to that end. He pursues his studies at Harvard, then returns to Mexico, where he attempts to do First World scientific research in a Third World country." "Setting traditional beliefs against technological progress and personal sacrifice against professional achievement, The Skin of the Sky details the efforts of one country to join the twenty-first century, and paints a portrait of a complex, contradictory, and lonely man who can find true contentment and satisfaction only in the stars."--BOOK JACKET
El tren pasa primero by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
31 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 626 libraries worldwide
La gran novela sobre el movimiento ferrocarrilero mexicano
De noche vienes by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
51 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 620 libraries worldwide
Frida Kahlo : the camera seduced by Frida Kahlo( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
A collection of photographs by a diverse group of photographers of the famous Mexican artist along with a short essay
La "flor de lis" by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
46 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Mariana er en lille fransk hertuginde, som under 2. verdenskrig må forlade sin trygge tilværelse og flygte sammen med andre familiemedlemmer til Mexico. Da faderen slutter sig til dem efter krigen, er det ikke udelukkende idyl
Paseo de la Reforma by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Ashby Egbert belongs to the Mexican middle class and it has never occurred to him whether this is good or bad. An accident occurs and he has to visit his parents in the public hospital, where he finds the "other Mexico" and something begins to change inside him
Fuerte es el silencio by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
42 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Octavio Paz : las palabras del árbol by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Nada, nadie : las voces del temblor by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
24 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Examines the devastating effects in Mexico city of the earthquakes that occurred in the region in September 1985 by presenting the personal experiences of numerous victims and civilian rescuers
Dear Diego by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Fictionalized story of Diego Rivera based on letters written by his first wife, Angelina Beloff, after he moved away from Paris (and her) to Mexico. English and Spanish on facing pages
Las soldaderas : women of the Mexican Revolution by Elena Poniatowska( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of photographs documenting women camp followers in Mexico, from the Spanish conquest to the Mexican revolution
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Alternative Names
Amor, Elena P. 1932-
Amor, Elena Poniatowska.
Amor, Elena Poniatowska 1932-
Amor, Hélène Elizabeth Louise Amélie Paula Dolores Poniatowska
Poniatowska Amor, Elena.
Poniatowska Amor, Elena 1932-
Poniatowska Amor, Hélène Elizabeth Louise Amélie Paula Dolores
Poniatowska, Hélène Elizabeth Louise Amélie Paula Dolores 1932-
Ponitowska Amor, Elena 1932-
ポニアトウスカ, エレナ
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