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  • Author:
    Katherine Silver,Elena Poniatowska
  • ISBN:
    0374277850
  • ISBN13:
    978-0374277857
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  • Publisher:
    Farrar Straus & Giroux (October 1, 1996)
  • Pages:
    357 pages
  • Subcategory:
    World Literature
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  • Rating:
    4.9
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The translation is by Katherine Silver. Tinísima es la biografía que Elena Poniatowska escribió sobre la fotógrafa y militante de izquierda Tina Modotti.

The translation is by Katherine Silver. Más de una década tardó la escritora en terminar esta obra, y se nota. Una obra enorme, no solo por sus dimensiones sino por la profundidad que alcanza cuando recrea la vida de la gran artista.

Katherine Silver also translated Elena Poniatowska's Dear Diego. In "Tinisima," Poniatowska uses 1,000 pages of interviews, collected over 16 years, to imagine dialogue and interior monologues and from them to create a portrait of Tina Modotti and her times. Modotti was Edward Weston's most beautiful model. For a few years in the late 1920s, until she lost her nerve (or maybe her artistic sensibility), she was herself a photographer of note.

Elena Poniatowska is the award-winning author of over fifty books. Born in France to a Mexican citizen of French ancestry, she now lives in Mexico City

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Elena Poniatowska is the award-winning author of over fifty books. Born in France to a Mexican citizen of French ancestry, she now lives in Mexico City. In 2004, she was honored with the Legion de Honor del Gobierno de Francia. Poniatowska has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Emeritus Fellowship from Mexico's National Council of Culture and Arts. In 1979, she became the first woman to win the Mexican National Award for Journalism.

Poniatowska, Elena; Silver, Katherine. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by booksale-cataloger5 on September 27, 2011. Modotti, Tina, 1896-1942. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Place of Publication. Elena Poniatowska is the award-winning author of over fifty books, including Lilus Kikus (UNM Press). Katherine Silver also translated Elena Poniatowska's Dear Diego. Country of Publication.

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. In 1929, Modotti was accused of the murder of Julio Antonio Mella, her Cuban lover.

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Based on the splendid true life of Tina, actress, and member of the Mexican Communist Party-Tinisima captures with great sensitivity Modotti's sensuality, spirit and conviction in this extraordinary recreation of a remarkable life.

Publisher's Description Regardless of the stature of the book as literature, it gives a portrait of one of the most fascinating characters on the world.

Publisher's Description. From one of Mexico's leading literary figures comes this intriguing fictionalized biography of photographer and revolutionary 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. 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.

"Long though it is, this English version of TinÂisima, 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.http://www.loc.gov/hlas/A fictionalized account of Tina Modotti's life covers her relationship with photographer Edward Weston, their time in Mexico, her involvement with the Mexican Communist Party, and her eventual flight to the U.S.S.R. while under suspicion for the murder of her lover

Xanzay
Learning Spanish and discovering the inner culture of Mexico has been one of the greatest joys of my life. That I found Mexican women of my mother's and grandmother's generation to help me along my own life journey has been no accident. Elena Poniatowska has blended the magic of fiction with the reality of non-fiction to bring Tina Modotti's life back to the present, so real and relatable in the now. Like other women of her time, such as Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, Tina transcended gender constraints to live many lives to the fullest. Truth be told, I am not even done reading the book, but my enthusiasm for Elena's prose propels me to shout to the world, "I wish I had written this book!" I don't want it to end.

Yes, we all know the many roles Tina explored throughout her amazing life: actress, photographer, revolutionary and lover of great men; however, Elena fleshes out her vulnerability as a sensitive, scared little girl. I find myself cheering Tina on and wishing her well, even though I have read other, more didactic biographies of Tina's life, and know how her life ends.

I teach my fourth graders to write so the readers feel like they are living the story. Elena's writing does that for me. She illuminates Tina's life so well because Elena has also lived an illuminated, incredible life. This book makes me want to know as much about Elena as I am learning about Tina. Elena, in a word from your land- 'espectacular'. Your words inspire me to be a better writer.
Samardenob
Elena Poniatowska is a fervent, eloquent, and important writer in Spanish about the plight of the disenfranchised. In "Tinisima," Poniatowska uses 1,000 pages of interviews, collected over 16 years, to imagine dialogue and interior monologues and from them to create a portrait of Tina Modotti and her times.
Modotti was Edward Weston's most beautiful model. For a few years in the late 1920s, until she lost her nerve (or maybe her artistic sensibility), she was herself a photographer of note. Later she labored in the vineyard of the Communist revolution, first in Moscow and later in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
Yet if Modotti -- if, indeed, anyone -- is a fitting subject for an imagined biography, it is not because she was a larger-than-life character. As Poniatowska tells it, throughout her brief 45 years Modotti, the daughter of poor immigrants to Northern California from Northern Italy's poorest region, held unwaveringly to anarcho-syndicalist views, empathized with the poor and the victims of war, and searched for love in all the wrong places. So far, nothing exceptional. What makes her life interesting, of course, was her involvement, albeit at the edges, of sea changes in photography and painting, politics, totalitarianism, and war.
The writing style veers from accomplished dialogue to flat narrative, with little insight to the characters' motivation, to magic views of the cosmos, to cinematic stream of consciousness, as during Tina's death scene. This is a decent vacation read, full of local color, but you may come away from "Tinisima" wondering what justifies the superlative in the title.
Usanner
I enjoyed it as part of Mexican history. However, there were parts that moved slowly.
For those with interest in photography, Edward Weston, Mexican history, women photographers.
JOIN
Got wrong product and correct product not
provided ( Spanish language ). Very dissatisfied.
Coiriel
The writing is interesting, but I must admit, I put the book down and started another. A bit of a tough read, I wasn't draw into the book. It just seems a little flat. So many good reviews, maybe I will try to read it again because the story sounds very interesting. Am I alone in this?
olgasmile
I found this book to be a wonderful historical novel where prolific writer Elena Poniatowski blurs the lines between fact and fiction leaving you believing more than doubting the accuracy of the stories. As you read this book you will go back in time, to a time of Communist idealism that was creeping into Mexico, especially it's artists ideals, specifically the circle surrounding Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. More of a backdrop to the time period the book does not dwell on the relationship between Frida and Tina. It does however explore the Communist movement in Mexico right after the Mexican Revolution. Mostly the book explores the romantic life of Tina in her pursuit of a better society for mankind that takes her globe trotting from nation to nation, from one hot spot to another, hiding and seeking refuge, eluding police and authorities all the while in her quest for an ideal vision. Much of the book evolves around the time Tina spent in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. This along with her devotion to the men of her life including but not limited to photographer Edward Weston, Cuban communist Julio Mella and agent Vittorio are the passions that fueled her incredible life. Each chapter has a small black and white photograph from Tina Mondotti's archives. If you have never seen her photographs it is worth checking out. I have another book that features her photographs in Mexico and they are superb reflections of a time now only found in the remotest corners of Mexico. The story in this book has Tina accused of murder, implicated in murder or assassination, deported only to resurface and genrally moving about the globe on various passports and identities. Although this is a romantic version of her clandestine life it is based on thorough research. Incidently, in the current film version of Frida, Ashley Judd plays Tina in the torrid tango dance scene between her and Frida which reults in one of the more memorable visuals of the movie. Elena Poniatowski is a skilled writer who lets her passions dictate her style and the result is powerful image as to who the shadowy Tina Mondotti was. I would recommend this book to those that like historical novels, the Spanish Civil War, Mexico or the intrigue and story behind one of the most fascinating womens life in the early days of Communist spies . This is a grand novela featuring an extraordinary and intimate portrayal of a passionate woman.