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Evita: In My Own Words

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The deathbed manuscript attributed to Eva Peron.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 14th 2005 by New Press, The (first published 1952)
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Elizabeth
As I mentioned in my review of "Evita: Saint or Sinner?" Evita seems to have developed a character and acted it out. Then over time she seems to have believed she really was the character. When she was hit with uterine cancer (& refused treatment) that set her up for dying at the age of 33 (the same age as Christ!). She wrote these missives on her death bed. There is some truth in them and that is probably because she was facing death and seeing things more clearly? But mostly it is just ram ...more
Lana
Sep 24, 2012 Lana rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
In cleaning through my apartment I have found an old treasure-trove of book related papers, including my “books read” list from 1999-2000. In addition to listing the books, I wrote about 2-3 sentences to myself – sometimes they were plot reminders, sometimes commentary on the books. They were not intended to be read by anyone other than myself. I don’t imagine these will be very helpful to anyone else, but I’m posting them here for two reasons: first, to keep my reviews/comments in one place now ...more
aubrey
May 23, 2013 aubrey rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
after recently seeing the musical evita {i've seen it before and have also seen the madonna movie}, i wanted to read a bit more about eva peron and do some fact checking. the first half of this book is an introduction by the author and a peron scholar, which gave some insight into eva's life and heavily contradicted almost the entire "rock opera" that i saw on the stage. the second half is her own message {"mi mensaje"} supposedly written in her final days. it is a message to her husband, her fr ...more
Abeer Hoque
Apr 26, 2008 Abeer Hoque rated it it was ok
The introduction to this book was an interesting overview of the Peron phenomenon in Argentina and worldwide. It was way overlong though and felt like he had just transcribed his rough notes into the book.

The book itself (debatedly her last message to the world/Argentines) is like a journal in a way, rambling and emotional. You get an excellent sense of her within a few pages (but then it's a bit repetitive). I'm glad for the introduction because you see her in context, and understand how other
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Brad Snyder
Feb 13, 2013 Brad Snyder rated it it was ok
I did not appreciate the layout of this "manuscript" or the dubious notion that is should be attributed to Eva Peron. I felt the manner in which the book was presented was very misleading. Often times, I felt the contributing author (which accounted for most of the book), casted his opinion on evidentiary findings regarding Eva Duarte. Alas, I will continue my search for direct scholarly sources on the mysteries attributed to Evita. However, if a reader wishes to get a better understanding of Ev ...more
Gwen
Sep 29, 2009 Gwen rated it really liked it
The intro was ok, but need to find out more from some other source. I liked what she supposedly wrote and want to check out more.
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María Eva Duarte de Perón, también conocida como Eva Perón o Evita, fue una política argentina. Se casó con Juan Domingo Perón en 1945 y tras la asunción de este como Presidente de la Nación Argentina el año siguiente, Duarte se convirtió en primera dama.
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