'Querido Diego te abraza Quiela y las cartas de Angelina Beloff en el archivo museo Frida Kahlo'

Gardner, N. (2014) 'Querido Diego te abraza Quiela y las cartas de Angelina Beloff en el archivo museo Frida Kahlo'. Dialogo, 17(1), pp. 75-83.

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Abstract

In Elena Poniatowska’s novel Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela, readers detect a connection to the historical context of Paris during the early twentieth century and the life of Diego Rivera with Angelina Beloff. Since it is known that Poniatowska created this fictional account after having read Bertram Wolfe’s biography of Diego Rivera, this study focuses on the actual, physical letters in archive, consulted by Wolfe, to reflect on historical evidence and fictional creation. This essay posits that different narratives emerge when each source is studied separately, and suggests how our comprehension of fiction can be altered after reviewing these historical documents.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gardner, Dr Nathanial
Authors: Gardner, N.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Dialogo
Publisher:Center for Latino Research at DePaul University
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Center for Latino Research at DePaul University
First Published:First published in Dialogo 17(1):75-83
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher.

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
511421Historical considerations on the relationship between Diego Rivera and Angelina BeloffNathanial GardnerBritish Academy (BRIT-ACAD)SG-51420MLC - HISPANIC STUDIES