Pita in the Arms of God

Portrait Elena Poniatowska
Translated by Christina MacSweeney

Pita Amor met with God at an appointment they had arranged on Saturday, May 6, 2000, when she contracted pneumonia. God made her wait a little, but he finally canceled other engagements to receive her into his celestial bed on Monday, May 8 at 16:45, in the clinic of her nephew Juan Pérez Amor in  [...]

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Issue 23

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23

Fall 2015

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Elena Poniatowska received Spain’s Premio Cervantes Literature Award in 2013 for her lifetime of work (the fourth woman to receive such recognition, following Maria Zambrano, Dulce Maria Loynaz, and Ana Maria Matute). Her books in translation include Massacre in Mexico (Viking), Las Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution (Cinco Puntos), and the novel Here’s to You, Jesusa! (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). She lives in Mexico City.

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