Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Eight great fictional bios of writers, artists & dancers

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Heidi Fiedler tagged eight great fictional biographies of writers, artists & dancers, including:
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo, by F.G. Haghenbeck

There are lots of books told from the perspective of a wife, mistress, or other idle woman living with a Big Bad Powerful Artist Man. This isn’t one of them. This is the story of the great painter Frida Kahlo as imagined by Mexican novelist Haghenbeck. He imagines the writer’s favorite recipes, love letters, and musings as though he has uncovered a diary. The result is unforgettable.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue