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By Carole Maso

attractiveness is Convulsive is a biographical meditation on one of many 20th century's so much compelling and recognized artists, Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).

At the age of 19, Kahlo's existence was once remodeled whilst the bus within which she used to be using was once hit through a trolley automobile. Pierced by way of a metal handrail and damaged in lots of areas, she entered an extended interval of convalescence within which she started to paint self-portraits. In 1928, at twenty-one, she joined the Communist social gathering and got here to grasp Diego Rivera. The forty-one-year-old Rivera, Mexico's most renowned painter, was once inspired through the strength of Kahlo's character and by means of the authenticity of her paintings, and the 2 quickly married. even though they have been dedicated to one another, intermittent affairs on either side, Frida's grief over her lack of ability to undergo a toddler, and her widespread health problems made the wedding tumultuous. This prose poem is general Maso--vigorous, bold, regularly unique. She brings jointly elements of Kahlo's biography, her letters, scientific records, and her diaries with language that's usually as erotic and colourful as Kahlo's paintings.

"Maso's targeted and poetic prose ... brims with emotion, mind's eye, intelligence, and beauty." —Review of up to date Fiction

"... a supple, discerning, and haunting prose poem, a biographical meditation that elegantly charts Kahlo’s epic resiliency, inventive bold, unrelenting soreness, soul-saving 'sense of the ridiculous,' and excellent defiance. Maso’s spare but lyric tribute, a real communion, is a welcome antidote to the mawkishness and sensationalism that's commencing to blur our appreciation for Kahlo’s pioneering artwork and incandescent spirit." —Booklist

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