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The Diary of Frida Kahlo - by Carlos Fuentes (Hardcover)

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About the Book

Frida Kahlo's diary, like her art, is painted in breathtakingly vivid colors. It covers her tumultuous last decade and encompasses love letters, political musings on Communism, and resplendent paintings.

Book Synopsis

An intimate self-portrait of one of the most renowned Mexican artists of the twentieth century, The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait is "a visual document, engaging the eye with a volcanic profusion of penned-and-painted imagery" (New York Times).

Published in its entirety, Frida Kahlo's amazing, illustrated journal documents the last 10 years of her turbulent life. These passionate, often surprising, intimate records, kept under lock and key for some 40 years in Mexico, reveal many new dimensions in the complex personal life of this remarkable artist.

The 170-page journal contains the artist's thoughts, poems, and dreams--many reflecting her stormy relationship with her husband, artist Diego Rivera--along with 70 mesmerizing watercolor illustrations. Her views of love, politics, and more come into sharp focus in a kaleidoscope of creativity and thought.

In his introduction, award-winner Carlos Fuentes, one of Mexico's most important writers and critics, ties Kahlo's images of pain, loss, mutilation, and transcendence to Mexico's historic cycles of revolution and reaction. Sprinkled with irony, black humor, even gaiety, and augmented with translations of the diary entries plus commentaries and photographs, her diary stands as a reminder of not only Kahlo's formidable talent, but also her resilience and courage.

The text entries, written in Frida's round, full script in brightly colored inks, make the journal as captivating to look at as it is to read. Her writing reveals the artist's political sensibilities, recollections of her childhood, and her enormous courage in the face of more than 35 operations to correct injuries she had sustained in an accident at the age of 18.

This intimate portal into her life is sure to fascinate fans of the artist, art historians, and women's culturalists alike.

Review Quotes

"The reproduction of Frida Kahlo's diary ... is a very special publishing event .... This replica is a beautiful fabrication, authentic in its details and faithful to the original....Her diary is a gorgeous phoenix: it adds to the luster of her posthumous life as an artist."
Dimensions (Overall): 9.48 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inches (W) x 1.07 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 296
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: Individual Artists
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Theme: General
Format: Hardcover
Author: Carlos Fuentes
Language: English
Street Date: August 9, 2005
TCIN: 11986620
UPC: 9780810959545
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-2938
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.07 inches length x 6.4 inches width x 9.48 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2.2 pounds
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Q: Is this in English or Spanish?

submitted by mm - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi, mm! Regarding your question about the The Diary of Frida Kahlo - by Carlos Fuentes (Hardcover): the book is in English! Hope this helps!

    submitted byIvan - 3 years ago
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3.3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
0% would recommend
1 recommendations

Terrible introduction by CF

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Disapointed - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
As soon as it arrived I started to skim through the book. I got to page 9 & I couldn’t get passed what Carlos fuentes called the streetcar. He ruined this book for me, I hated his introduction. I would give Frida’ s diary 5 stars if it weren’t for his interpretation & commentaries. Her diary needs to be released untouched with only a translation for those who don’t understand Spanish. I don’t need someone else’s poor interpretation & comments.
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