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The Incantation of Frida K

The Incantation of Frida K

(2002)
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"I was born in rain and I will die in rain," begins Kate Braverman's The Incantation of Frida K., an imagined life journey of Frida Kahlo. The book opens and closes inside the mind of Frida K., at 46, on her deathbed, taking us through a kaleidoscope of memories and hallucinations where we shiver for two hundred pages on the threshold of life and death, dream and reality, truth and myth. Defiant and uncompromising, Frida bears the wounds of her body and spirit with a stark pride, transcending all limitations, wrapping her senses around the places, events, and conversations in her past. Frida K. interacts from her hospital bed with her mother, sister, Diego, and her nurse. She calls herself a "water woman," navigating into unexplored dimensions of her world, leading us through the alleys of San Francisco's Chinatown, of Paris in 1939 (where she rubbed shoulders with Andre Breton), and of her neighborhood in Mexico City, Coyoacan. Her voyage is an inward one, an incantation before dying. In The Incantation of Frida K., Braverman's language dances and spins. She carves out a bold interpretation of the life of an artist to whom she is vitally connected.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: The Incantation of Frida K.
Author(s): Kate Braverman
ISBN: 1-58322-469-6 / 978-1-58322-469-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2010 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Incantation of Frida K.
Author(s): Kate Braverman
ISBN: 1-4587-8321-9 / 978-1-4587-8321-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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April 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: The Incantation of Frida K.
Author(s): Kate Braverman
ISBN: 1-58322-571-4 / 978-1-58322-571-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2003 : Australia Paperback
Title: Incantation of Frida K
Author(s): Kate Braverman
ISBN: 1-876040-50-5 / 978-1-876040-50-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Brandl & Schlesinger
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Incantation of Frida K.
Author(s): Kate Braverman
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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