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Santa Evita Paperback – July 29, 1997
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For me, an Argentine citizien born in Buenos Aires some years (not many) after Evita's death, who in some way or in the other has been always captivated by Evita's personality, although did not share some of her political aspirations and procedures, was somehow tired of hearing huge and enormous amount of histories in relation to Evita's body, with this book I was illustrated in some portion of the history of my country which was secret and maintained undisclosed from the public for many years after Evita's death.
To those who may consider that some parts of this book appears more a fiction than a historical fact, well, believe it or not, it was a "real" portion of our past history and not "fiction" or "myth".
Well, yes. And Martinez has done that. It begins with Evita's musings on her death bed, but it is very jarring after the first chapter. Martinez moves back and forth between Evita's life, interviews with those who knew her, his own musings, and fictional stories about her corpse. It seems almost weird not to like it, but I found myself forcing myself to finish. I would rather read about Evita's own thoughts or her own view of life and her impact on Argentine history. It's a very good effort and well written, but jarring. I recommend the Fraser and Navarro biography as well as the Dujone Ortiz bio. Both are biographies but much more entertaining. Sorry, but this just doesn't do it for me.
first lady, Eva Perón. The story of her wandering cadaver is haunting, tragic and at times quite hilarious, and always mind-blowing. I recommend this novel. (I'm not sure the English translation is decent, so if you can, read it in Spanish). It's a great example of the poststructuralist novel of the 20th century.
In my opinion, the desires projected onto Evita's body (both political and personal) do make for interesting reading, but Martinez's many digressions on memory and the reconstruction of "reality" shamelessly hammer in a theme that's become far too trendy these days. Relatedly, his obstinate insistence that the truth only exists in versions can be heavy-handed at times, especially if you compare it to the subtle and brilliant way that someone like Lev Tolstoy (or even Andrei Makine) treats the same theme. In spite of these factors, Santa Evita is a good novel, with some truly excellent passages here and there. It seems almost heretical not to love it, but I have to admit I didn't. Sorry, but that's my version of the truth.
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Interesante pero increíble. Visitamos el Museo de Evita en Buenos Aires y movieron su cuerpo varías veces pero seguramente no apareció en un club de tiraPublished 24 days ago by Sandra Rumbler
This book was recommended to me as we were doing EVITA at our local theater and I wanted some background on Eva Peron. I am happy I found it on Amazon.Published 4 months ago by M.Bellish
Una obra llena de referencias que aún se encuentran flotando en el misterio de la vida y obra de Eva Duarte de Peró. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carolina
A very interesting book about Evita, from her childhood to the end of her life. She led such an unusual life, her story is almost like fiction. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jo Ann A. Amorelli
Just bought It a few minutes ago, so I have not read it, but I think It is the complement of another book: Eva Perón. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amigarrita