Santa Evita (Translated By Helen Lane)

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9781862300026: Santa Evita (Translated By Helen Lane)

From one of Latin America's finest writers comes a mesmerizing novel about the legendary Eva Peron. Bigger than fiction, Eva Peron was the poor-trash girl who reinvented herself as a beauty, snared Argentina's dictator, reigned as uncrowned queen of the masses, and was struck down by cancer. When her desperate but foxy husband brings Europe's leading embalmer to Eva's deathbed to make her immortal, the fantastical comedy begins.

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Among the great corpses of our age are Lenin, Mao Zedong and Stalin. Mao, at least, is still on view for the masses to see, some two decades after his demise. But no corpse engendered as much intrigue as that of Eva Peron. Elevated to near sainthood in Argentina after her death in 1952, her perfectly preserved corpse was seized by the Argentine Army following the ouster of her husband in 1955. By then, her corpse was the equivalent of a sacred relic, and while army officials wanted to keep it out of the hands of Peronists, they were loath to destroy the corpse for fear of the wrath that might follow. Tomas Eloy Martinez has reassembled the story of the corpse of Eve Peron in Santa Evita, and in the process, produced a riveting, rich book that not only tells the tale of one of the more bizarre sagas in the history of South American politics, but that also gets to the heart of the age-old human impulse to create myths and tell stories.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish

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Martinez, Thomas Eloy:
Verlag: London, Anchor, (1995)
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Buchbeschreibung London, Anchor, 1995. 8°, Softcover/Paperback. Buchzustand: Gut. 410 pp, antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, good copy, bon etat, K1955 ISBN 186230002X Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 400. Artikel-Nr. 907406

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Verlag: London, United Kingdom, Anchor Books (an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd ), (1997)
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Buchbeschreibung London, United Kingdom, Anchor Books (an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd ), 1997. Illustrierte Originalbroschur. Buchzustand: Wie neu. Erste Auflage dieser Ausgabe.. 411 Seiten. Softcover Good 1st Paperback Edition 411 pp. 19,7 cm. Frisches Exemplar. Wie ungelesen. Sehr guter Zustand. Aus der Bibliothek der Gräfin Ledebur. Eva Peron entered immortality on 26th July, 1952. The bizarre after-life of her embalmed body - hidden, hijacked, replicated, smuggled abroad, buried, resurrected, repatriated - echoed her equaly strange life. From the story of the plain poor-trash girl who reinvented herself to become first the uncrowned queen of Argentina's masses and then their uncanonized saint, Tomas Eloy Martinez has created a msemerizing, highly readable work of fiction. - María Eva Duarte de Perón (Spanish pronunciation: [ma'?i.a 'eßa 'ðwarte ðe pe'?on]; 7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952) was the second wife of President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is often referred to as simply Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita. She was born out of wedlock in the village of Los Toldos in rural Argentina in 1919, the fourth of five children. In 1934, at the age of 15, she went to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires, where she pursued a career as a stage, radio, and film actress. Eva met Colonel Juan Perón on January 22, 1944, in Buenos Aires during a charity event at the Luna Park Stadium to benefit the victims of an earthquake in San Juan, Argentina. The two were married the following year. In 1946, Juan Perón was elected President of Argentina. Over the course of the next six years, Eva Perón became powerful within the pro-Peronist trade unions, primarily for speaking on behalf of labor rights. She also ran the Ministries of Labor and Health, founded and ran the charitable Eva Perón Foundation, championed women's suffrage in Argentina, and founded and ran the nation's first large-scale female political party, the Female Peronist Party. In 1951, Eva Perón renounced the Peronist nomination for the office of Vice President of Argentina. In this bid, she received great support from the Peronist political base, low-income and working class Argentines who were referred to as descamisados or "shirtless ones". However, opposition from the nation's military and bourgeoisie, coupled with her declining health, ultimately forced her to withdraw her candidacy. In 1952 shortly before her death from cancer at the age of 33, Eva Perón was given the official title of "Spiritual Leader of the Nation" by the Argentine Congress.[1][2][3] Eva Perón was given an official state funeral despite the fact that she was not an elected head of state. Eva Perón has become a part of international popular culture,[4] most famously as the subject of the musical Evita.[5] Cristina Alvarez Rodriguez, Evita's great niece, claims that Evita has never left the collective conscience of Argentines.[1] Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the first female elected President of Argentina, claims that women of her generation owe a debt to Eva for "her example of passion and combativeness".[6] . wikipedia--wiki-Eva_Per%C3%B3n Aus: wikipedia- Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 FICTION, EVA PERON, Argentinische Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, Geschichte, Gesellschaft, Politik, Originalsprache, Book is written in english, Literaturtheorie, Literaturgattungen, Literaturepochen, Südamerikanische Literatur, Literaturrezeption, Literaturgeschichte, Literaturwissenschaft, Literaturwissenschaften, Literaturrecherche, Literaturinterpretationen, Literaturkanon, Romanbiographie. Artikel-Nr. 44280

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Verlag: Anchor Books Argentinien, (1997)
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Buchbeschreibung Anchor Books Argentinien, 1997. Taschenbuch 19,3cm. Buchzustand: Gut. 410 Seiten gelesenes Buch in sehr guten Zustand, nur geringe Gebrauchsspuren, Taschenbuch: 410 Seiten Verlag: Anchor Books; Auflage: New edition (1997) ISBN-10: 186230002X ISBN-13: 978-1862300026 Größe und/oder Gewicht: 19,3 x 12,7 x 3,3 cm Sprache: Deutsch. Artikel-Nr. 38176

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