By Gunter Grass
Those fifty-four poems, spanning 4 a long time, depict a panorama immediately recognizably mundane and grotesquely surreal. Grass's lively humor and linguistic creativity go beyond the cant of political poetry. The German originals face the interpretation. Translated by means of Michael Hamburger. A Helen and Kurt Wolff ebook
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2. Frida Kahlo, Diary, 133, no date. Colored pencil on paper. The Frida Kahlo Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico. © Frida Kahlo, c/o Beeldrecht Amsterdam 2007/2008. not to include them in the ﬁnal reading of the text. The game is, however, a perﬁdious one: if read, the lines will anchor the fragments into the quotidian, and will shift the focus from the poetic discourse—one of the many keys to understanding the project in its entirety. Throughout the diary, numerous lines are made illegible, in an attempt to perfect the text, or perhaps hide information that is too personal from the eye of a potential reader.
In Bloom, 25). Kahlo dismisses the daily and, through repetitions of metaphors, the return to certain topics, the inclusion of letters, and numerous corrections operated on the text, changes the focus from the chronology traditionally involved in private diaries to the themes that pervade her pictorial work: the Performing the Self in Frida Kahlo’s Diary and Paintings 49 mutilated body, the love for Diego, Mexico, politics, mythology, genealogy, the mysteries of the universe, and the dynamics of life and death.
5 x 35 cm, Madonna’s Collection. Reproduced in Dexter and Barson 100. 5 x 38 cm, Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño, Mexico City. Reproduced in Dexter and Barson 99. 5 cm, Murray Collection, Harry Ransom Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. Reproduced in Dexter and Barson 131. Barson 71 observes that this painting refers to Imitatio Christi rituals practiced by Mexican nuns. 5 cm, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, The Vergel Foundation, Fundación Cultural Parque Morelos, Cuernavaca, Costco/Commercial Mexicana.