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Poniatowska offers anecdotes to help us know these women, sometimes using their own words. The photographs are superb and reproduced on high quality paper poniatowzka brings them to life.
Las Soldaderas – Women of the Mexican Revolution is a good read, if not for the vintage photographs, then for the dual experience of reading and looking at a history of social change. Poniatowska, a dazzlingly poetic Mexican writer of conscience, based Here’s to You, Jesusa! With roots on the U.
There were no moans coming elea of the women’s mouths, only insults. Elena Poniatowska was born in France to a Polish father and Mexican mother, and grew up there until the onset of World War I, when they moved to Mexico. Paloma Orozco rated it really liked it Jan 05, Be the first to add this to a list.
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They would abandon their posts, leaving the trenches, watchtowers and barracks empty, and head home to their own beds without a care in the world. There are young women with rifles, holding baskets of food, and setting up camps. Not infrequently these women were murdered en masse.
Only then do we get a better glimpse of what history is truly about.
These women were everywhere in that elfna on all of the fighting sides. For the most part, they are collections of archival photos coupled with an essay by a well-known writer. These women are valiant, furious, loyal, maternal, and hardworking; they wear a mask that is part immaculate virgin, part mother and wife, and part savage warrior; and soldqderas are joined together in the cruel hymn of blood and death from which they built their own history of the Revolution.
Were it not for the social, physical and mental support of the soldaderas, we are told, the armies of the Mexican Revolution would have been skimpy, if they would have existed at all. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. January 1, Imprint: They are shown traveling on trains and with horse-drawn wagons, sometimes with soldiers, and occasionally with children at their side.
Ratings and Reviews 1 1 star ratings 1 reviews. Click here to view all the reviews. After the revolution, they found that they had another battle to fight: These women are valiant, furious, loyal, maternal, xoldaderas hardworking; they wear a mask that is part immaculate virgin, part mother and wife, and part savage warrior; and they are joined together in the cruel hymn of blood and death from which they built their own history of the Revolution.
Of the many versions describing an event, it is collectively that we may paint a more complete picture. They kept it stoked during the long years of war. Besides her famous interviews, she also wrote several novels, short stories, chronicles, plays, and poems. This book falls far short of doing justice to these women.
Las Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution
Jan 23, Mills Dlena Library added it. That’s why if there’s anyone I hate the most, it’s Villa,” said one soldadera. How to write a great review. He tied them up “like stacks of firewood or barrels,” ready to set them on fire. Pancho Villa does not fair well here, nor do other men who took brutal advantage of — or even murdered — these women.
Lovely, Dark and Deep.
Las Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution by Elena Poniatowska
I was disappointed that at page 39, less than halfway in, there ceased to eelna more historical context, as the info from pages was fascinating. Mar 03, Julie rated it it was ok.
Interesting read, but I realized that I should have read the book in Spanish to truly get what she wanted to say.