Search Results: "Bárbara Mujica"


BOOK REVIEW

I AM VENUS by Bárbara Mujica
Released: May 16, 2013

"Mujica's prose is vigorous and intense, and the story is paradoxically both dark and illuminating."
Incidents in the life of Diego Velázquez, the most prominent artist in 17th-century Spain, as filtered through the consciousness of his mysterious model for the Rokeby Venus. Read full book review >

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SISTER TERESA by Bárbara Mujica
Released: March 22, 2007

"An earthy, humanizing portrait."
A lifelong friend remembers Teresa of Àvila, "Spain's most beloved saint," in this richly entertaining historical novel from Mujica (Spanish/Georgetown Univ.; Frida, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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FRIDA by Bárbara Mujica
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2001

"The best kind of fictionalized biography: rich, vibrant, and psychologically astute."
Frida Kahlo (1907-54), the wife of Diego Rivera, is currently enjoying posthumous recognition as an accomplished woman and artist. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD LEAVES by Bárbara Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"With charm and humor, her narrator vividly evokes the world of her family, expressing yearning love in the medium that can best reach her isolated father—a book."
A poignantly affectionate tribute to an emotionally absent father that won Mexico's 1987 Villaurrutia Prize for Jacobs (born to an American father and Mexican mother). Read full book review >

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FRIDA KAHLO by Bárbara C. Cruz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Avoid this pedestrian curriculum-driven fare and reach for Malka Drucker's Frida Kahlo (1991). (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11+)"
This ``Portrait of a Mexican Painter'' in the Hispanic Biographies series looks at the surrealist painter who has, in recent years, been elevated to near-icon status. Read full book review >