Nellie Campobello’s Cartucho (). Bandits, Politics, and Death. El albor del siglo veinte modificó violentamente el orden simbólico y material del siglo XIX. : Cartucho and My Mother’s Hands (Texas Pan American Series) ( ): Nellie Campobello, Doris Meyer, Irene Matthews: Books. Marginado por villista, por ser de una mujer, por salirse del canon, Cartucho, Cartridge: Tales of the fight in Northern by Nellie Campobello Paperback.

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Of cartuvho dead combatant, for instance, Campobello writes of “his body turning cold, the tissue of his porous flesh clutching the bullets that killed him.

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This is not history neloie it is a girl’s view of a childhood marred by death-a whole section is devoted to executions and very few vignettes don’t feature one. November 7, — d. Jonathan yates rated it really liked it Nov 01, She was never married, but had several affairs.

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Retrieved from ” https: This page was last campobllo on 16 Septemberat Heather rated it it was amazing Dec 13, Javier rated it it was amazing Aug 26, Nellie Campobello, who went on to become a noted dancer in Mexico, grew up in Parral, Chihuahua when it was one of Pancho Villa’s last strongholds.

She spent her childhood in Parral, Chihuahua and fartucho youth in the city of Chihuahua, where she visited the Inglesa de la Colonia Rosales college.

Her two novellas, Cartucho first published in and My Mother’s Hands first published as Las manos de Mama inare autobiographical evocations of a childhood spent amidst the violence and turmoil of the Revolution in Mexico. Paperbackpages. Feminist critic Tabea Linhard argues that changes such as this one might be explained by the notion that Campobello “revised her novel in order to present a more acceptable, more feminine, and also more domesticated novel. Like her half-sister Gloria, a well-known ballet dancer, she was also known as an enthusiastic dancer and choreographer.


Nymphredyl rated it liked it Mar 13, Kim rated it it was ok Apr 07, Jennie Aurora rated it really liked it Jan 05, Toggle navigation Digital Repository. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. On its initial publication, the book was somewhat overlooked, in part because Campobello was marginalized as a Villista at a time when most of the literature and films of the Revolution were openly against Pancho Villa.

Cartucho and My Mother’s Hands

The book brings together not only Campobello’s own recollections and personal experience, but also stories she heard from others, above all her mother. Campoebllo 23, Nick rated it liked it.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Are you sure you want to delete this item? The most sadistic of them, Rodolfo Fierro, also appears for a moment but it was left to Rafael F. As she puts it at one point, these were “stories saved for me, and I never forgot. This is perhaps the value of the book for the social sciences. They would sing it together, in a circle, with their arms around each other’s shoulders.

Ernesto rated it really liked it May 15, The critic Teresa Hurley says of Cartucho that “there is no plot” and points to the book’s “unconventional narrative technique and construction.

Nellie Campobello, a prominent Mexican writer and “novelist of the Revolution,” played an important role in Mexico’s cultural renaissance in the s and early s, along with such writers as Rafael Munoz and Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes and artists Diego Rivera, Orozco, and others. Trivia About Cartucho and My M Cassie Gibbons rated it liked it May 16, Campobello’s memories of the Revolution in the north of Mexico, where Pancho Villa was a popular hero and a personal friend of her family, show not only the stark realism of Cartucho but also the tender lyricism of My Mother’s Hands.


However, our study seeks to understand the social and historic minutiae of the text to better equip the reader to achieve an ethical catharsis through the reading of fiction. Sofia Aguilar rated it really liked it May 21, Probably this was a reason, why she concealed traces of her past.

Magdalena Romero rated it really liked it Apr 29, Colleen rated it really liked it Jun 08, Views Read Edit View history. In the two editions of Cartucho and the reader encounters the Mexican Revolution as a plausible setting. Anthea Raymond rated it really liked carhucho Jan 22, It consists of a series of vignettes that draw on Campobello’s memories of her childhood and adolescence and the stories her mother told her in Northern Mexico during the war.

The first edition had thirty-three vignettes; the final version has almost twice that number one is dropped, twenty-four new ones are added. Be the first to ask a question about Cartucho and My Mother’s Hands.

Curiously, perhaps because this is a young girl’s version, few women appear and those who do are either camp followers or her mother.