Cantora: A Novel ebook

by Sylvia Lopez-Medina

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About Sylvia López-Medina: Ms. Lopez-Medina was born in Modesto on. .In 1992 the University of New Mexico Press published her first novel, "Cantora," based on her family and ancestral heritage. Lopez-Medina was born in Modesto on December 5, 1942  . Her third book, a novel that would have completed her trilogy, was near completion. died on March 5,. (from Ms. She worked earlier in her life as a legal assistant, returning to school in the mid-1980s. She received much critical acclaim and praise for it as a first-time author. It was later published in paperback.

From the author of Cantora comes Sylvia Lopez-Medina's powerful narrative of one family's struggle to survive the persecution of the Spanish Inquisition. Set in southern Spain in the fifteenth century, Siguiriya evokes the lives of three generations of her father's multifaith family, one that includes intermarriages between Moslems, Jews, and Catholics in an era of deepening terror. We meet General Amahl Cozar, a devout Moslem, as he retires to his remote estate in Cadiz after a perilous career in the Spanish Army.

But Cantora is much more than the chronicle of a family. By coming to know her Mexicana great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother, the mestizo woman comes to know herself. Based on the oral history of the author's family, this novel reveals Lopez-Medina as a new, strong voice in the chorus of women reconstructing their own histories. Cantora is a story of love, deceit, and liberation that will help readers look into their own pasts.

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Nevertheless, the discourses that Castillo and Lopez-Medina employ reside at opposite ends . Cantora (Book)-Criticism and interpretation.

Nevertheless, the discourses that Castillo and Lopez-Medina employ reside at opposite ends of the narrative spectrum. So Far From God is a novel that incites rebellion against the norms and values of Chicano patriarchal society while Cantora, although calling for changes, always does so within a framework that respects centuries' worth of traditions and cultural beliefs. This essay compares the importance that naming, gender relations, and religion play in the development of the female characters. Related books and articles.

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Sylvia Lopez (November 10, 1933 – November 20, 1959) was a French model and actress. Born Tatjana Bernt, she was raised in Paris, where she began a career in modelling. Eventually she modeled for couturier Jacques Fath, the first French fashion designer to export his creations to the United States. Appearing under the name "Sylvia Sinclair", Bernt earned enough exposure to attract the attention of film producers.

Amparo, a young woman, looks back on four generations of the Perez women through the family stories she heard from her Aunt Pilar
I do genealogy for a hobby. A big part of figuring out mysteries is understanding people and their migrations. This book has well-researched information. I particularly like the maps.
A remarkable book. A major shortcoming of many histories is the lack of geographical context. Meinig presents history along with the geography that provides a missing link to understanding why things happened.
not bad for a text book
Cantora is the best book that I read that was assigned by a schoolteacher. Even if I hadn't read for a grade at the time I first read it, my thoughts about it would have remained the same. It was very popular with my 11th grade English class(three years ago), and most of the students kept reading passed the days' assigned pages. Although I'm a person that's inclined to read sci-fi books, I found nothing in Cantora that I didn't like. Depicting a young woman's family history through several generations, this is a book that everyone can relate to, and even though it is a fictionalized history, it is believable that it could be mistaken for a real family history. Whether it's based on a real history or not, I do not know. Culture and struggle is everywhere in Cantora, and the characters are very well developed. In each generation, there is some sort of struggle against tradition, and it deals mainly with the women of the family. Cantora is a fast read because the the pages are not filled with many words that a person might look up. This is a real advantage that the book has for those people who aren't fond of reading. Many excellent are filled with hard language. But because Cantora has simple language, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, will get hooked by the second page. Even the people who are most notorius for hating to read will find nothing boring in this book. I guarantee that non-readers and readers who prefer different genres will find out that this is an excellent book. It is impossible to actually loathe this novel. Cantora really needs to be more widely reconized.
Each of the three volumes of Meinig's history finished so far has simply whet my appetite for the next. This third volume is that much sharper and better-focused than the prior two, making it an unforgettable experience to read. From how the experience of settling Oregon differed from Utah or California, to the way the choice of where railroads were laid affected both patterns of settlement and ecology, to how the relationship between U.S. railroads and European steamship lines affected patterns of settlement by different ethnic groups, he is always enlightening. This is a book that will change how you look at the country and how you look at history. I can't recommend it enough.
From the very start Mr. Meinig teaches the reader, even learned ones, a new way of seeing how America was settled. His perspctive includes all members of the societies which he covers. While the book is very factual, it is written in such a way that it opens ones imagination. By using a geographical viewpoint, you are able to 'see' the topics he covers. My only criticism is that he does not reference his quotes in a traditional manner, though a quick perusal of the bibliography shows they are valid. Once you realize that he includes an extensive list of sources, this concern disappears. I recommend this to anyone who wants to discover more about the discovery of our land.
I gave 3 stars to the other 3 books in this series because they had some 5-star fans. This book seems lost on the system so I gave it a boost. When I was buying the series it somehow was very hard to find Vol 1. The other 3 seem to be paired with each other.

Anyway,, buy the whole series. Interesting and informative overview of the country. However... there are the 2 drawbacks to the book(s). Not enough maps in a book about geography and too many repeated sentences. (that old fashioned tell-tell-tell way of writing where basically you read the book 3 times by the time you are through). His writing is good, and he makes some interesting points, so the repetition is more obvious because you remember the first time it was written.

I don't want to give the wrong impression. I corrected in in reviews of the other 3 books. Definitely buy this series and give it a read in order. You will learn a lot about the history of the country and how it developed.. However, it would be an excellent book with better editing. I read the entire series at home this winter with a broken leg.. maybe my captivity made me overreact to the tell-tell-tell water torture. it obviously wasn't bad enough to make me stop reading.. it just moved to the next paragraph when i came upon it.
Cantora: A Novel ebook
Sylvia Lopez-Medina
United States
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Univ of New Mexico Pr; 1st edition (August 1, 1992)
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