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Letters of Frida Kahlo: Cartas Apasionadas
     

Letters of Frida Kahlo: Cartas Apasionadas

by Frida Kahlo
 
Frida Kahlo's letters, collected here for the first time, represent a wealth of information about the vivid and tragic life of this great Mexican painter. In over 80 missives to her friends, family, enemies, and lovers, Kahlo reveals a dark humor, striking intensity, and genuine warmth. She wrote, as her translator and editor Martha Zamora explains, "honestly and

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Frida Kahlo's letters, collected here for the first time, represent a wealth of information about the vivid and tragic life of this great Mexican painter. In over 80 missives to her friends, family, enemies, and lovers, Kahlo reveals a dark humor, striking intensity, and genuine warmth. She wrote, as her translator and editor Martha Zamora explains, "honestly and without reserve, employing all the vocabulary at her disposal to convey her thoughts and emotions." To read this selection of her passionate letters is to be awarded a glimpse into the soul of one of this century's most imaginative artists.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In her enigmatic self-portraits, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) depicted herself as an enchanting, exotic yet martyred woman, and these candid letters, written between 1924 and 1948, flesh out that image with revealing personal glimpses. They cover her hospitalization after a near-fatal bus accident in 1925, which left her with lifelong spinal and foot injuries; her separation from and reconciliation with husband Diego Rivera in 1935, prompted by the muralist's affair with her sister Christina; Frida's affair with Hungarian-born photographer Nicholas Murray; her divorce from Rivera in 1939 and remarrige to him a year later. These highly articulate, witty letters, by turns touching, playful, desperate and mystical, present a woman who lived for her art, when she was not tending to the needs of her moody husband. This attractive volume also includes poems by Kahlo, her lecture analyzing her painting of Moses and her character sketch of ``steadfast revolutionary fighter'' Rivera. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811811248
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.69(d)

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