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Poniatowska, Elena

Works: 398 works in 1,566 publications in 5 languages and 27,931 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Portraits  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Miscellanea  Interviews  Domestic fiction  Case studies 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Compiler, Editor, Other, Redactor, Commentator for written text, Narrator, Speaker, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ7297.P63, 863
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Most widely held works by Elena Poniatowska
La casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros ( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,481 WorldCat member 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 )
36 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member 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 )
99 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La noche de Tlatelolco; testimonios de historia oral by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
81 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member 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 828 WorldCat member 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
Other fires : short fiction by Latin American women by Alberto Manguel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Massacre in Mexico by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member 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
La piel del cielo by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
34 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 743 WorldCat member 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
Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
67 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Angelina Beloff, exiliada rusa, pintora incipiente, escribe desde el gris, el frío y la pobreza del París de posguerra, a Diego Rivera, su compañero durante diez años, a quien no ha podido seguir en su regreso a México. Angelina Beloff escribe cartas amargas que el pintor no responde."--Cover
The skin of the sky by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member 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
De noche vienes by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
49 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El tren pasa primero by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
29 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La gran novela sobre el movimiento ferrocarrilero mexicano
Frida Kahlo : the camera seduced by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member 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 )
44 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fuerte es el silencio by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
39 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paseo de la Reforma by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 486 WorldCat member 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
Nada, nadie : las voces del temblor by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
24 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 456 WorldCat member 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
Octavio Paz : las palabras del árbol by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las soldaderas : women of the Mexican Revolution by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of photographs documenting women camp followers in Mexico, from the Spanish conquest to the Mexican revolution
Lilus Kikus by Elena Poniatowska ( Book )
47 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recueil d'historiettes mettant en scène Lilus, une fillette rêveuse et anticonformiste qui incarne le passage initiatique de l'enfance à l'adolescence dans le Mexique des années 1950
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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