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La piel del cielo (Spanish Edition) (edition 2001)

by Elena Poniatowska (Author)

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The Skin of the Sky details the efforts of a country to join the 21st century and paints the portrait of a lonely man who can find true contentment and satisfaction only in the stars.
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Title:La piel del cielo (Spanish Edition)
Authors:Elena Poniatowska (Author)
Info:Aguilar (2001), Edition: Spanish Language, 480 pages
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Tags:fiction, astrophysics, romance, Mexico

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The Skin of the Sky, is, in my opinion, weakened by its singular focus on Lorenzo de Tena, a relentless workaholic and essentially self-educated astronomer who proves to be an all around difficult man to be around. Over the course of the novel, many intriguing characters are introduced (along with much fascinating information about astronomy and Mexican education, history, science, politics and gender relations) but all is subsumed by the monomaniacal de Tena, a brilliant scientist but also a damaged (and damaging) human being. Multiple points of view might have allowed more insight into his character and made him both more interesting and more sympathetic. That said, the novel is more a depiction of Mexico, struggling to integrate a luminous pre-colonial past into a not at all certain post-colonial future, than it is the story of one man. ( )
  Paulagraph | May 25, 2014 |
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