Santa Evita
Tomás Eloy Martínez
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Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AMBy Tomás Eloy Martínez

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 deatFrom 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.
  • Title: Santa Evita
  • Author: Tomás Eloy Martínez
  • ISBN: 9780679776291
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback

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K.D. Absolutely Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
My fascination on Evita Peron started when I heard Julie Covington sang Don t Cry for Me Argentina over the radio when I was still in high school Since our island town had no electricity, i.e no television, yet and almost no FM radio stations reached us during daytime, we contented ourselves with listening to whatever was played on the AM dials Since there was nothing else to be busied about aside from studying, helping in the household chores and some puppy loves, listening and scrutinizing son [...]
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James Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Santa Evita is a great novel blending fact and fiction about the life, or precisely the death and thereafter of Eva Peron Wonderfully written compelling narrative, this is a bizarre but fascinating world where truth seems often stranger than fiction the world of Eva Peron, the cult of Evita, the mythology of Santa Evita.
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Emily Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
As intrigued as I was by the idea of a novel whose main character is a corpse, the parts of Tom s Eloy Mart nez s Santa Evita that ended up interesting me most had almost nothing to do with its so called plot Because as much as Santa Evita is a novel about the late wife of a deposed politician in which an ensemble cast of characters transport, steal, curse, duplicate, switch, covet, and defile the embalmed body of Eva Per n, in a non chronological seesaw back and forth over the pivot point of he [...]
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Thea Guanzon Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
I am normally quite a fast reader but it took me AGES to finish this book I kept getting distracted by inconsequential matters every few pages However, I don t count that as a negative because it lends a certain credibility to the mystique of Eva Peron that Martinez emphasizes, the difficulty in pinning her down, the ease with which she left all those who tried to keep her Goodness, this novel sure hit all the right spots for me politics, surrealism, science, history, romance, multiple languages [...]
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Rafael Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
No se en que momento exactamente mi imaginaci n de ni o o adolescente se maravill con la figura de Eva Per n Recuerdo haber o do a Licha platicarme del dictador argentino depuesto y refugiado en Espa a y tengo una vaga conciencia de haber le do en alguna revista en la peluquer a mientras esperaba turno, un reportaje sobre el embalsamamiento del cad ver de Eva Per n Esta historia, como la de Rasput n y otras que Licha me platicaba y cuyo conocimiento serv a de acicate para nuevas lecturas, estaba [...]
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Karen Elisabet Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Caminaba siempre un paso detr s del marido, pero l parec a la sombra, el rev s de la medalla Read for the Popsugar Challenge 2018, challenge number 6 a novel based on a real person Mar a Eva Duarte de Per n.
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Derek Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Seeing that the only thing that can be done with reality is to invent it again, Tom s Eloy Mart nez brilliantly transposes Evita s postmortem journey into an outrageous postmodern fictional montage wherein the author, represented as a fictitious character and narrator in the novel, spins a web of biography, history and myth into a effervescently farcical and sombrely perverse narrative, mellifluously illuminating the woman who ceased to be what she said and what she did to become what people say [...]
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Maritza Buendia Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Santa Evita es una mezcla entre novela, biograf a y reportaje sociopol tico de una turbulenta poca en Argentina Una historia que entrelaza datos de Evita Per n viva y muerta Viva, desde su humilde infancia, su lucha por realizar sus sue os de artista hasta su encuentro con Juan Per n que dar a un vuelco a su vida para convertirla en un cono pol tico Y es tambi n la historia del cad ver de Eva Per n desde que su ilustre esposo la puso en manos de un embalsamador, hasta su recorrido errante de ave [...]
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Angela McCallum Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Really interesting book about the strange journey that Eva Peron s corpse took after Peron was overthrown T Eloy Martinez reminds us throughout the novel that truth is elusive We may never really know what happened to her corpse during its 22 year journey because much like Eva herself, who became Evita remembered for what people said she did than for what she actually did the tales surrounding her embalmed corpse are so fantastical they can t be true, or can they I also learned a lot about that [...]
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Manuel De la rosa Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Una historia apasionante, llena de misterio y realidad La narraci n de la aventura despu s de la muerte, pero tambi n la descripci n de una vida antes del final.Santa Evita es una biograf a de Eva Per n y una gu a de los lugares y recorridos que su cuerpo embalsamado recorri Llena de hechos ver dicos mezclados con momentos novelescos, Santa Evita nos muestra una radiograf a completa de Evita.
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Jose Miguel Guerrero Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Un libro completo por su imperfecci n Es novela, libreto, cuento, an cdota, memorias, ficci n e historia Eloy Mart nez te lleva por todo lo que Eva toc las pasiones que despert el odio que sembr el amor que cre Este libro es una radiograf a hist rica a un periodo de Argentina que nos ayuda a comprender mas al pa s a los que no somos de ah El primer libro de Eloy Mart nez que le y definitivamente no ser el ltimo.
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Miranda Davis Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Every time a corpse enters the picture in this country Argentina , history goes mad If you have a penchant for Latin American magical realism, this is a very paradoxical example The subject could have been simply macabre but instead it becomes oddly real and compelling thanks to the practical point of view of the main characters The author imagines the history of the afterlife of the venerated corpse of Evita Peron By the time she died, the common people considered her a saint The story is told [...]
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Trebor Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
This is an incredible book on several levelsif you want to understand Argentina, this book sort of lays out the whole weird reality of it via Martinez s own mind and the story of its central myth not just Evita, but Sarmiento s Civilization and Barbarism written than 100 years before but essentially the same mythos As one ex president said the corpse of Evita is the corpse of Argentina, or the country itselfor words to that affect I d compare this to Schindler s List the book, not the film whic [...]
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Deanne Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Very hard to read not because it s a bad book, it s not, but because kept hearing Don t cry for me argentina in my head Though in my case it was Elaine Paige warbling away.I imagine a story about Eva Peron whilst alive would be interesting, but one about what happened to her corpse was fascinating Have to admit I m of the opinion that when you die there s a moment when it s obvious that something has left the body.I m also aware that different people, cultures and religions believe different thi [...]
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Kivilcim Somuncuoglu Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
it is rumoured that Marquez said that this is the book that i have always wanted to read when santa evita first came outrstly it may seem like you are reading one of those book that tells you about a series of incidents that happened but becoming an outstanding piece of post modern art,it tells you ,it has a part of every genre is like poetry,it is like history,it is like novelbut above all,it is one the most striking works of art that one reads.
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Laura Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
I am having a heck of a time with this I m not entirely sure I m following the plot I m not entirely sure there is a plot really I m 4 chapters in, and still waiting to see if something will click I m starting to lose hope though, and have already read two other books while putting this one off.
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Alfonso Guido Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Una de las mejores novelas latinoamericanas de los ltimos 30 o 40 a os A los peronistas quiz s no les vaya a gustar, pero es deleitable de principio a fin.
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Padmin Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Quello che non voglio che la gente mi dimentichi, Juan Non permettere che mi dimentichino.Il romanzo basato sulla leggendaria figura di Eva Per n e inizia l dove finisce l esistenza della sua protagonista.Attraverso l avventurosa vita di un cadavere, ripercorriamo la vicenda umana di un attricetta di provincia che fu capace di irretire il presidente della Repubblica Argentina prima, un intero popolo poi.Subito dopo la morte annunciata da mesi di grandi sofferenze , il corpo di Evita venne affida [...]
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Micol Mian Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Proseguendo il tentativo di lasciare almeno due parole a caldo o temperature pi tiepide, considerando che qui mi sono decisa a farlo qualche giorno dopo averlo finito su ogni libro che leggo lettura meravigliosa, assolutamente all altezza delle aspettative e non mi capita spesso di dirlo Un odissea che al tempo stesso una riflessione sulla costruzione dei miti e come spesso i corpi da cui nascono debbano perdere la carne nel processo, farsi di cera o evaporare o imbalsamarsi per il piacere di un [...]
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Evinrude Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Santa Evita is a remarkable book, no doubt about it beautifully written, original, with a captivating premise, complex characters, and multiple layers of meaning It narrates the story of Evita s body after her death, of the men who lost their mind and peace after crossing its path, including the authors It plays with the boundaries between history, fiction and myth, drawing a portrait of Evita, but, to the point, of Argentina, over the course of five decades Finishing took me ages, and a certai [...]
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Howard Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
This story is a slightly magical realism though just unrealistic in my view about the consequences of the dead body of Eva Peron being embalmed and the state powers wanting to prevent it being used for political purposes The whole mix up is exacerbated by several body copies and the key colonels and soldiers getting psychologically disturbed by the lovable presence of such an icon The journey of Eva includes imagined trips to Germany and hidden places The author also appears in the first person [...]
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Helen R. Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
Eva Peron had an amazing life Born in 1919 and dying in 1952, her story has inspired many creative minds, including my own You would have to work to make her life boring, right Unfortunately, Martinez has done exactly that He passed away in 2010, so I don t wish to speak ill of the dead However, this novel is very overhyped and not what I wanted at all Though Martinez is a good author, the book is very jarring The first chapter is well done as it tells about Eva s death and thoughts while she is [...]
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Amanda Sep 30, 2020 - 09:54 AM
I read about it in U.K Elle and decided to purchase a copy Wow there was so much about Eva Peron that I Never knew, I never realised she was so young when she died I didn t realise the effect she had in the Argentine people and certainly what happened to her body Well what worth reading this just to discover that.
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Santa Evita By Tomás Eloy Martínez 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 deatFrom 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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