Elena Poniatowska. Using quotations from actual letters, characters under their actual names, and events straight out of history, Mexican novelist Elena Poniatowska has reimagined the life of actress and Communist agent Tina Modotti. Poniatowska brushes aside questions of morality and politics to present Tina Modotti as an impetuous romantic, a heroine regardless of the rightness of her cause. The Spanish Civil War forms the backdrop for the last and most dramatic stage of Modotti's life: she was the lover of Vittorio Vidali, who specialized in assassinating anti-Stalinist leftists. Regardless of the stature of the book as literature, it gives a portrait of one of the most fascinating characters on the world stage between the World Wars. The polish lover.
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A famed Mexican novelist uses actual names and real events to trace the wandering life of Tina Modotti--a one-time silent film actress, lover of photographer Edward Weston, friend of and model for Diego Rivera, and Communist agent for the Soviet Union during the Spanish Civil War. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Condition: New. No aceptamos pedidos con destino a Ceuta y Melilla.
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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. In , she became the first woman to win the Mexican National Award for Journalism. Du kanske gillar.
For this fictionalized account of the life of Tina Modotti , 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. She fled to the U.