An interesting book, if only for the controversy that surrounds the authenticity of the original manuascript for "Mi mensaje", a work found long after her death and purported to be written by Evita on her death bed. The introduction to the book is written by Joseph A.Page and chronicles very briefly Evista's life and the issues relatinng to the possiblle authenticity of the script manuscript. The introduction, and indeed the text itself, would indicate that while the script is probably not all Evita's own work it certainly appears to contain the essence that was her. It also contrasts clearly thoe roles of "Evita the Good" and "Evita the Guerrilla".
The book suggests that the romantic view of Evita was that...she was a poor, uneducated, instinctive, emotionally volatile woman who put up a valiant struggle against class and gender bias; was artfully manipulated by her husband; yet grew into a political role she performed memorably within the limits of her capabilities and the space allotted to her. This does rather tend to present her as an almost victim like person - in which respect we are all victims of circustance, it depends on how you make use of them, I believe it is for this reason that Evita is of interest to so many.
The translation of the script certainly indicates that these are the views of smonone who is indeed, volatile, emotional, uneducated and prone to over drtamatisation to make a point rather than use of fact. Perhaps it is because all these feelings were so instinctive and natural to her that she was able to forge ahead with such a searing self belief, that was fanatasism personified.
A very interesting text for those who have already read one of the many biographies and are familiar with the fact and now wish to know a little more about the leass tangible aspects of her character.