In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal

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  • Title: In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal
  • Author: Meaghan Delahunt
  • ISBN: 9780312291075
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal

In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal Best Download || [Meaghan Delahunt], In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal, Meaghan Delahunt, In the Casa Azul A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal This breathtaking first novel explores Leon Trotsky and his wife s years of Mexican exile in the home of Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera Mingled with the voices of Stalin s desolate young wife and that of Trotsky himself are the tales of the lesser known who have also created history the Mexican artist who foretells Trotsky s death a Bo In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal Best Download || [Meaghan Delahunt] - In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal, In the Casa Azul A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal This breathtaking first novel explores Leon Trotsky and his wife s years of Mexican exile in the home of Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera Mingled with the voices of Stalin s desolate young wif

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In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal

About “Meaghan Delahunt

  • Meaghan Delahunt

    MEAGHAN DELAHUNT is the author of The Red Book and In the Blue House, which was longlisted for the 2002 Orange Prize, won the Saltire First Book Prize, a Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year prize and a Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book She is an award winning short story writer and her stories have been widely anthologized and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 She lectures in creative writing at the University of Stirling, having previously taught in St Andrews Born in Melbourne, Meaghan Delahunt now lives in Edinburgh.



298 thoughts on “In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal

  • The rating is purely my opinion, I see some glowing reviews, but I could not engage with this at all First of all, despite the cover and the blurb, Frida Kahlo and the Casa Azul make very few appearances This isn t a novel so much as a series of brief vignettes, three or four pages long at most, about a variety of characters, mostly Russian Not only do we change narrators constantly, we also skip years and locations, it s 1954 then 1920, then 1898, then 1932 then 1940 Quite confusing If anyone w [...]


  • Fascinating to read something set in the communist revolution worldwide , definitely something left out of my American public school education But the storyline drags to a hault about a third of the way in, and the characters are all over the place, not very connected, and often dull I tried to perservere, for my education, but when the fictionalized version gets as slow as a textbook, that s when I throw in the towel.


  • This is quite poetic in the beginning chapters and seems to be a promising read It s about the time that Trotsky lived in the Casa Azul with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Delahunt only touches briefly on Frida, nevertheless that part is interesting The trouble is that then we re dragged into a load of turgid stuff about communism and the Russian Revolution which just isn t effective or interesting I skimmed and skipped most of that, about half the book Then I read the end about Frida s death and [...]


  • The book s beginning is really amazing There are some passages on Frida s art that i thought were really insightful, some interesting commentary on certain marxists prudishness around weird things like surrealism, and some powerful passages on the Spanish Civil War.The book was evidently expanded from a short story, and the middle of the book was too drawn out for me I could have done without all of the chapters on Stalin the passages on his second wife are okay There are other vignettes around [...]


  • Meaghan Delahunt s debut novel is an historical fiction that chronicles Trotsky s exile in Mexico, hosted by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the casa azul Written from the perspectives of witnesses to the events from Trotsky s secretary, his wife Natalia, his assassin, Frida s Judas maker , and even the childhood minds of Stalin and Trotsky, this work is lyrical without being overly sentimental Delahunt s evocation of the imagery of Mexico and the October Revolution in Russia is rich and colorfu [...]


  • In the Casa Azul provided an intimate access, a close encounter with the life now almost mythic, legend, of Frida Kahlo, a surprise Frida Kahlo in this novel comes across as a human, a woman painter, frail, tough, vulnerable, protagonist of her own creation and creativity.This is one of those books that almost demands non stop reading from beginning to end and I wish it would go on even when the end the novel s and Frida s are inevitable, real, and you re able to realize how young she was and ho [...]


  • A beautifully written book, and with so many different voices contributing to an old story from multiple perspectives I only wished I knew about the Russian Revolution however, it did make me start looking into biographies of Stalin and Trotsky, and non fiction books about the Russian Revolution, which I am totally okay with The book was written so that each chapter almost could have been its own short story, which I found interesting, but very enjoyable.


  • Fascinating view of a turbulent time as the author expertly slides us gracefully from one narrator to another as each tells us their view of the times and situation giving important bits of insider information.It was interesting to stroll through the uncomfortable childhoods and young adulthoods of Stalin, Lenin and Trotsky and seeing how they manifested these experiences into their famous lives and experiences I m glad I read it.


  • Me cog este libro porque me encanta la vida de Frida Kahlo y el argumento de esta novela se centra en la etapa en la que Frida tuvo a Trotski y a su esposa en su casa, ya que estos estaban exiliados y perseguidos Hay pasajes que son muy bonitos, pr ximos a la poes a El punto negativo es que hay muchas voces narrativas y los conocimientos hist ricos de esa poca se dan por supuestos.


  • Tutta parte dalla realt ma risulta un romanzo La stesura piacevole e si riesce a seguire la storia pur essendoci il flash back E stato molto bello conoscere le diverse storia in diverse parte del mondo e nei vari periodi storici Bello molto bello Lo consiglio


  • This was a quite astounding and beautiful first book with a unique and interesting construction, giving a lot of well researched background to the Russian revolution I could not help but marvel at the deep insights to the human condition that this young author was able to produce.


  • This novel, about the assasination of Leon Trotsky by an agent of Stalin, is a poetic, lyrical, hard headed Historical account of one of the great betrayals of the 20th Century Delahunt weaves a tale of intense interest and high tension and drama even though the story itself is well known.







  • Something about Trotsky Frida Kahlo in Mexico in 1940, but I couldn t make much sense of it by page 50, so I gave up.






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