Santa Evita

by Tomas Eloy Martinez | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0679447040 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing of Bellingham, Washington USA on 7/1/2010
Buy from one of these Booksellers:
Amazon.com | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT | Bol.com
5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing from Bellingham, Washington USA on Thursday, July 01, 2010
A novel about the life of Eva Peron.

Journal Entry 2 by 1001-library at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Thanks so much for your donation Tabby-cat-owner!

This book is now part of the 1001-library. If you want to take this book from the library but don't know how to proceed, please refer to the 1001-library bookshelf.

Journal Entry 3 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing at a RABCK, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (11/16/2010 UTC) at a RABCK, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book has been mailed to booklady331 of Cape Coral, Florida.

I hope you enjoy this book, booklady331.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Sunday, November 21, 2010
The book arrived today. Thank you so much. I am looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, September 10, 2018
Starting tonight. Hoping to find another 1001 member in the US to send it to. I put a thread on the RABCK forum. Hopefully, someone will want it. Not sure what I will do if no one asks for it.

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Sunday, September 23, 2018
I finished it a few days about and found it to read almost like a biography not a novel. What a story of someone after death.

Reserved for ABC VBB

Journal Entry 7 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, April 20, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (4/22/2019 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Enjoy! KTM RABCK for the ABC VBB

Journal Entry 8 by wingperryfranwing at Elk Grove, California USA on Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Thanks for sending me this book from the VBB!

This is No. 89a on the 1001 books you must read before you die list.

Journal Entry 9 by wingperryfranwing at Elk Grove, California USA on Sunday, November 15, 2020
This was really a very strange novel about not so much the life of Evita Peron but about her corpse after she died and what happened to it. For me, this was really hard to get through. Although this is a novel and fictional, it is hard to tell what is really true and what is not. The author injects himself into the novel and describes various interviews he had with key figures in the story so it makes it seem as this is more biographical than fiction. His writing style made it very tedious and I had a hard time finishing this.

Interwoven into the story are vignettes about Evita who was an actress who rose out of poverty and became both heroine and saint to the Argentine people. After her death, she is embalmed so that her body was preserved indefinitely. But there were also some copies of the body made using wax and vinyl which made it difficult for anyone to really identify the true body. The embalmed corpse ends up going back and forth across the ocean and in and out of the possession of the Peronists who wanted to preserve her legacy. But the representatives of the military junta that drove Juan Peron into exile want to demonstrate her mortality and corruptibility. The novel has some somewhat interesting characters including the Colonel who is tasked with finding and burying the body, Eva's hairdresser who tells first-hand experiences of Eva and her fixations, and the celebrated embalmer who tried to preserve her corpse.

Although this was a somewhat interesting take on Evita's story, as I've said, the style of the novel kept me wanting it to end. I found it to be overlong and really a chore to get through. But it did make me want to find out more about the Perons and the Argentinian government of the 40s and 50s. I may have to watch the musical "Evita"! The rioting in the streets by the poor and the fascist leanings of the men in power did remind me somewhat of America's current leadership and situation. We need to learn from the past!

Journal Entry 10 by wingperryfranwing at Wishlist Tag Game , A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, November 15, 2020

Released 2 wks ago (11/15/2020 UTC) at Wishlist Tag Game , A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Off to Queen72 in New Mexico...a wishlist tag. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 11 by wingQueen72wing at Hobbs, New Mexico USA on Sunday, November 22, 2020
Retrieved from the post office today. Thanks for the tag perryfran.

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.