Las Verdades de Chavela (Paperback)

By Chavela Vargas, Isabel Vargas Lizano, Maria Cortina

Editorial Oceano de Mexico, 9786074002287, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2012

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My name is Chavela Vargas. I am ninety years old. I have lived because there is so much to live for, so much to love, I can shout that I am alive, like life, like the color red, like the red thoughts that taste like bread. This is an emotional testimony of an extraordinary woman. It chronicles an existence characterized by the fires of passion, nonconformity, and rebellion. Chavela Vargas puts on these pages her eventful, long, and rocky journey, and she does so with an open heart. The friends, the loves, the alcohol, the torments of the heart, the untiring efforts to be herself, the awards, the tributes, and above everything else, her interpretations that searing and sincere song in which you can see the true depth of the human condition.

About the Author

Isabel Vargas Lizano, known as Chavela Vargas, was born in Costa Rica. She left her country in her adolescence to establish herself in Mexico. She recorded numerous records with her own songs and those of other composers. She has performed in many international venues, such as the Paris Olympics, Carnegie Hall, and the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico. In 2000, the Spanish Council of Ministers bestowed upon her the Cross of Isabella the Catholic, and in 2009 the government of Mexico City awarded her the Distinguished Citizen Medal. Maria Cortina was born in Mexico City. She has written for many newspapers and numerous national and international publications, as well as the electronic media.