Beauty is Convulsive by Carole Maso
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Beauty is Convulsive
By Carole Maso

Beauty is Convulsive

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Beauty is Convulsive by Carole Maso

Book Description

A vibrant series of prose poems celebrating the life of artist Frida Kahlo, written by "an utter original, one of the true and plangent voices in American writing" --Mary Gordon. Beauty Is Convulsive is a biographical meditation on one of the twentieth century's most compelling and famous artists, Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). At the age of nineteen, Kahlo's life was transformed when the bus in which she was riding was hit by a trolley car. Pierced by a steel handrail and broken in many places, she entered a long period of convalescence during which she began to paint self-portraits. In 1928, at twenty-one, she joined the Communist Party and came to know Diego Rivera. The forty-one-year-old Rivera, Mexico's most famous painter, was impressed by the force of Kahlo's personality and by the authenticity of her art, and the two soon married. Though they were devoted to each other, intermittent affairs on both sides, Frida's grief over her inability to bear a child, and her frequent illnesses made the marriage tumultuous. This prose poem is typical Maso --vigorous, daring, always original. She brings together parts of Kahlo's biography, her letters, medical documents, and her diaries with language that is often as erotic and colorful as Kahlo's paintings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781582430898
ISBN-10: 1582430896
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Counterpoint
Publisher: Counterpoint
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carole Maso

Carole Maso is the author of six nov els: Ghost Dance, The Art Lover, AVA, Aureole, The American Woman in the Chinese Hat, and Defiance. The recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship for fiction, she is Professor of English at Brown Univ ersity, and lives in Germantown, New York.

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