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Skin of the Sky by Elena Poniatowska
Book DescriptionThe Skin of the Sky is the story of Lorenzo de Tena, a Mexican astronomer born in the 1930s. The illegitimate son of a wealthy Mexico City businessman and a poor, but intelligent, peasant woman, Lorenzo is introduced to science (pasteurization and the wonders of flight) by his mother, beginning his lifelong passion. When his mother dies, Lorenzo and his siblings are taken to live with their father. The children have difficulty adjusting to a life of wealth and privilege, but Lorenzo devotes all his attentions to astronomy. He eventually goes to Harvard to complete his studies and returns to Mexico, determined to elevate Mexico's scientific rankings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826341204
(230mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of New Mexico Press
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Here's to You, Jesusa!, Paperback / softback (April 2004)» View all books by Elena Poniatowska
This classic of Mexican literature is a sensitive retelling of the life of Jesusa Palancares de Aguilar, a girl in the early 20th century, whose life is one of tragedy, violence, and servitude that lead to her long history of run-ins with the police.
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Author Biography - Elena Poniatowska
Elena Poniatowska is the award-winning author of over fifty books, including Lilus Kikus (UNM Press). Born in France to a Mexican citizen of French ancestry, she now lives in Mexico City. In 2004, she was honored with the Legion de Honor del Gobierno de Francia. Deanna Heikkinen also translated Elena Poniatowska's Here's to you, Jesusa!
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