The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo

The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo

A Novel

Book - 2012
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More than half a century after her death, Frida Kahlo continues to inspire a devoted following. Her paintings command more money than any other female artist and her work was the first by a Mexican artist to be purchased by the Louvre. In a rich, luscious style bordering on magical realism, F.G. Haghenbeck takes readers on an intriguing ride through a fictional account of the life of Frida Kahlo. The story features her tumultuous relationship with Diego Rivera, the development of her artistic vision, her complex personality, her lust for life and her existential feminism.
Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, 2012
Edition: 1st Atria Paperback ed
ISBN: 9781451632835
1451632835
Branch Call Number: F Hag
Additional Contributors: Obejas, Achy 1956-

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Kaffrun
Feb 19, 2013

I was enchanted by this novel. It is a fictionalized version of Frida Kahlo's life. Frida Kahlo was haunted by both pain (physical & psychic) and death. She felt she had made a deal with Death (she called her Godmother). Another major theme in her life was food and it's central role in family and love. Throughout the book are recipes for dishes Frida Kahlo made. They are interspersed through the novel and reflect the current chapter. The author brings Frida Kahlo's pain and art to life. I recommend this book highly.

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Feb 19, 2013

Kaffrun thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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