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Leonora by Elena Poniatowska
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Born in Lancashire as the wealthy heiress to her British father's textiles empire, Leonora Carrington was destined to live the kind of life only known by the moneyed classes. But even from a young age she rebelled against the strict rules of her social class, against her parents and against the hegemony of religion and conservative thought, and broke free to artistic and personal freedom. Today Carrington is recognised as the key female Surrealist painter, and Poniatowska's fiction charms this exceptional character back to life more truthfully than any biography could. For a time Max.… (more)

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Quizás hubiera apreciado más este libro si no hubiera tenido tan altas expectativas antes de empezarlo. Me gustó enormemente Hasta no verte Jesús mío, y desde que lo leí he querido leer otra obra de Poniatowska. Así que cuando salió este libro hace un par de años, me pareció una combinación perfecta: la vida de una artista contada por Poniatowska. Y aparte de eso, todos parecían elogiarlo. Pero por una razón u otra -los exámenes, los trabajos para la universidad, los altos precios de los libros-, no lo compré hasta hace un par de meses. ¡Así que figúrate la anticipación! Y al final el libro no es tan malo -sin duda la vida de Carrington, de quien no sabía absolutamente nada, es fascinante en sí-, pero resulta decepcionante. Después de unas cien páginas (y el libro tiene algunas seiscientas), uno ya tiene una buena idea de cómo es la personalidad de Leonora, y sus varios encuentros con una multitud de personas retratadas sin nada de profundidad empiezan a cansar. En fin, el libro tenía buenas posibilidades, pero en mi opinión falta algo. Tendré que probar mi suerte con otro de Poniatowska. ( )
  mmseiple | Sep 13, 2018 |
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