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Heading South, Looking North A Bilingual Journey (Paperback)

Author:  Ariel Dorfman
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 014028253X
ISBN-13: 9780140282535
Sku: 30456962
Publish Date: 5/1/1999
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  288
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Focusing on his repeated escapes from death during a military coup in Chile, an acclaimed Latin American novelist and Chilean expatriate traces influences of American and Latin American culture, politics, and language on his life *Author: Dorfman, Ariel *Subtitle: A Bilingual Journey *Publication Date: 1999/05/01 *Number of Pages: 282 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00
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In this remarkable memoir, Dorfman describes an extraordinary life, torn between the United States, South America, and his Jewish heritage, between English and Spanish, between revolution and repression. Interwoven with the story of how Dorfman switched languages and countries -- not once, but three times -- is a day-to-day account of his multiple escapes from death during Pinochet's military takeover of Chile in 1973. Combining eight vignettes of his life before 1973 with eight scenes from the coup, Dorfman filters these events through an engaging, hybrid consciousness. A beautifully written and deeply moving autobiography by one of the "greatest living Latin American writers" (Newsweek), Heading South, Looking North is at once a vivid account of a life as complex and mysterious as the fictional characters Dorfman has created, and an enthralling search for a permanent home, a political cause, and a cultural identity.Focusing on his repeated escapes from death during a military coup in Chile, an acclaimed Latin American novelist and Chilean expatriate traces influences of American and Latin American culture, politics, and language on his life
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A memoir by a Chilean writer who has spent his life, from the age of 10, shuttling between the United States and Latin America, switching languages and cultures, and more than once narrowly escaping death during a military takeover in Chile.
Author Bio
Ariel Dorfman
An Argentinean-born Chilean citizen, Dorfman supported Salvador Allende, and left Chile after the 1973 coup. He has served as a Duke faculty member, and his work has been translated into some 20 languages.

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"With refreshing and clear-eyed honesty, Dorfman reflects on his successes and failures, and in a rare feat manages to resonate intellectually, historically, poetically and emotionally. 'Heading South, Looking North' is easily one of the most memorable memoirs in years." - Rob Spillman 05/12/1998
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0288
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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