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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Nellie Campobello, who went on to become a noted dancer in Mexico, grew up in Parral, Chihuahua when campobeklo was one of Pancho Villa’s last strongholds.

Although set in Chihuahua more specifically, in and around Campobello’s childhood hometown of Hidalgo del Parral in —, which was one of the bloodiest places and periods of a revolution that by this stage had degenerated into factionalized struggles between revolutionary groups, the descriptions of the atrocities committed during this time are often very poetic.


Cartucho and My Mother’s Hands by Nellie Campobello

John rated it liked it Aug 26, Stephen Jones rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Retrieved from ” https: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Karen rated it liked it Dec 30, Valentina rated it really liked it Mar 28, In the two editions of Cartucho and the reader encounters the Mexican Revolution as a plausible setting. This is not history though; 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.

Makayla rated it liked it Jun 22, Want to Read saving…. She witnesses the kangaroo court that sentences Felipe Nelliw, the greatest of Villa’s generals some argue that if Villa had listened to him at key points, he wouldn’t have lost to death, of course.


This depth of social cognition is expressed freely, prod ucing a literary style that communicates a modern worldview. She was never married, but had several affairs. Jennie Aurora rated it really liked it Jan 05, Are you sure you want to delete this item?

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As Maricruz Castro Ricalde points out, this “helped establish the idea that women either were not interested in a topic that was alien to their sensibilities or were unable to produce any texts worthy cmpobello being remembered. 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.

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Cartucho and My Mother’s Hands

Nellie Campobello ‘s Cartucho: Of one dead combatant, for instance, Campobello writes of “his body turning cold, the tissue of his porous flesh clutching the bullets that killed him.

She handled also her year of birth indiscriminately as or Colleen campobrllo it really liked it Jun 08, Jonathan yates rated it really liked it Hellie 01, After her father was killed in the Battle of Ojinaga inher mother remarried the physician Stephen Campbell from Boston, whose last name the children assumed, and which was altered to Campobello by Nellie.


Nymphredyl rated it liked it Mar 13, Lists with This Book. Tales of the Struggle in Northern Mexico Cartucho: Liza Ann Acosta rated it it was ok Jan 24, Francisco Hernandez rated it it was amazing Mar 27, 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.

Still, Max Parra argues that critical reception was favourable among “the small world of Mexico City’s intellectual community” and quotes the assessment of Berta Gamboa de Camino, who described the book as “alive and real, breathing, full of human feeling and deep pathos.

Books by Nellie Campobello. Like her half-sister Gloria, a well-known ballet dancer, she was also known as an enthusiastic dancer and choreographer.

Therefore, a critical analysis of the book should supersede historical facts to discern the expression of an camoobello of ethical appreciation. Return to Book Page.

Views Cartuchk Edit View history. Feb 26, stuti rated it really liked it Shelves: There is play in this world; her mother risks everything 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. November 7, — d.