This volume contains all of Nellie Campobello's literary production, poetry as well as fiction. In the latter category, the selections include her youthful work Francisca Yo! (I, Francisca!) and Tres poemas (Three Poems) from Abra en la Roca (A Crack in the Rock), which showed traces of a refined Modernism. Campobello's fiction was strongly colored by her desire to defend Pancho Villa and his movement, stigmatized by official history as a group of subversive bandits. Thus, Cartucho (Cartridge) is a series of stories about Villa's followers taken from her own experiences, showing their tragic, human, side. Las manos de Mama (My Mother's Hands), in contrast, links the protective figure of the mother, identified here as "She," with the theme of the revolution and Villa's movement. In Apuntes sobre la vida militar de Francisco Villa (Notes on the Military Life of Francisco Villa), Campobello abandons her former brief report style to venture into the more analytical cronica.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.