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The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-portrait Summary
Frida Kahlo

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The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-portrait Summary

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The Diary of Frida Kahlo contains reproduction of Mexican artist and intellectual Frida Kahlo's "journal in-time," or private diary that she wrote for approximately the last ten years of her life, from 1943 to 1954.

An Introduction by noted Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes describes the one time that he saw Frida Kahlo in the flesh at a performance in Mexico City. Fuentes goes on to speak about the cultural and historical context that shaped Kahlo. The many things that impacted Kahlo's work include the Mexican Revolution, Pre-Columbian South American culture and iconography, her grandfather who was a photographer, and the Communist revolutionary movement, among other things.

Unfortunately, the biggest impact on Kahlo's writing and art was her almost constant agony suffered as a result of a streetcar accident she suffered as a young woman. This accident, which nearly killed her, left her body broken and she required dozens of surgeries...

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