Elena Poniatowska | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Elena Poniatowska.
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SOURCE: A review of Tinísima, in World Literature Today, Vol. 68, No. 1, Winter, 1994, pp. 90–1.

In the following review, Ferreira–Pinto states that although lengthy, Tinísima is an excellent depiction of Tina Modotti's life.

A common element in the work of the Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska (see WLT 66:1, p. 76) is the commitment to portray her country, its society and culture, and to interpret Mexico's social and political history, most notably since the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Oftentimes this portrayal and this interpretation take place through the voices of women and minorities, for Poniatowska has always shown in her writing a deep concern for those who have been silenced and marginalized by the dominant social order. Another characteristic of her work is the merging of the nonfictional and the fictional, and many of her books bring together the work of the journalist and that of the writer of fiction. These...

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