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Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo
by Hayden Herrera

Published: 2002-10-01
Paperback : 528 pages
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Hailed by readers and critics across the country, this engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences: her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican ...

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Hailed by readers and critics across the country, this engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences: her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution; a devastating accident at age eighteen that left her crippled and unable to bear children; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky; her association with the Communist Party; her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture; and her dramatic love of spectacle.

Here is the tumultuous life of an extraordinary twentieth-century woman -- with illustrations as rich and haunting as her legend.

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This is not a book that can be read in a week or two
by madriver (see profile) 03/17/11
After I had read the book I watched the movie If I hadn't read the book first the film would have been very confusing, but I enjoyed it.

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  "A detailed biography of Frida Kahlo"by madriver (see profile) 03/17/11

This was not the easiest book to read - some members of our group gave up half way through. It's long and detailed, but it's also an amazing portrait of an artist who I wasn't very familiar with, and... (read more)

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