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By Carole Maso

attractiveness is Convulsive is a biographical meditation on one of many 20th century's such a lot compelling and well-known artists, Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).

At the age of 19, Kahlo's lifestyles used to be remodeled whilst the bus within which she used to be driving used to be hit via a trolley motor vehicle. Pierced by way of a metal handrail and damaged in lots of locations, she entered a protracted interval of convalescence within which she started to paint self-portraits. In 1928, at twenty-one, she joined the Communist celebration and got here to understand Diego Rivera. The forty-one-year-old Rivera, Mexico's most renowned painter, used to be 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 each side, Frida's grief over her lack of ability to endure a toddler, and her widespread health problems made the wedding tumultuous. This prose poem is commonplace Maso--vigorous, bold, continuously unique. She brings jointly elements of Kahlo's biography, her letters, scientific files, 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 wonderful 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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