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MY LIFE: LOVE LETTERS TO SIQUEIROS
 
 

 

Title: MY LIFE: LOVE LETTERS TO SIQUEIROS
Author:

BLANCA LUZ BRUM

Size:

26.5 x 18.5

Pages:

214

Year:

October, 2004

ISBN:

956-8089-00-4

Subject Matter:

Autobiographical Novel

SUMMARY 
The passion between two giants, Blanca Luz Brum and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The inspiring muse of the great Mexican muralist shared with Frida Kahlo, Orozco and Rivera the winds of the Mexican revolution; befriended Albert Einstein, Charles Chaplin and Marlene Dietrich in Los Angeles; campaigned for Evita and Juan Domingo Perón in Argentina; was a follower of Khrisnamurti, Mariátegui and Siles Suazo; neighbor to the poet Huidobro, she ended up her relentless life in the South Pacific island of Robinson Crusoe.
In her autobiography the writer and painter Blanca Luz Brum (1905-1985), a privileged observer of the twentieth century, gives a portrait of an epoch, its highest ideals, heroic revolutions and courageous leaders and of the most enchanting characters of her days, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Orozco, Evita and Perón, Mariátegui, Sandino, Krisnamurty, Vicente Huidobro, Siles Suazo, Seoane, Haya de la Torre, Paz Estensoro are depicted in her diary.
Enthralled by adventure, she flees her convent to marry the poet Juan Parra del Riego. Thus begins this beautiful and temperamental woman’s journey though America, whose personality lives life to the limit. Her passion for David Alfaro Siqueiros takes her to Mexico, where she befriends Frida Kahlo and Diego de Rivera.
Siqueiros is jailed and the letters sent to him by Blanca Luz, hidden inside shirt sleeves, constitute a human document reflecting this amorous tragedy and political conflict. The couple travels to the United States, where they establish friendship with Albert Einstein, Charles Chaplin, John Steinbeck, Serguei Einsestein, Joseph von Stermberg, Arthur Miller, John Dos Passos, Leopoldo Stokowsky, Marlene Dietrich, Daudrey Murphy and Hart Crane.
The muralist portrays his naked body in Villa Torcuato, Buenos Aires. Love ends and Siqueiros joins the Spanish Republican militias. Blanca Luz campaigns for Perón as his press secretary. In 1939 she arrives in Chile, her final home. Here she is president of the Pen Club and a magazine director. After the tragic deaths of her children Eduardo and Nils, she takes refuges in Robinson Crusoe Island. Blanca Luz Brum, an exemplary life and novel worthy character.
 
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