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Author Dorfman, Ariel.
Title Feeding on dreams : confessions of an unrepentant exile / Ariel Dorfman.
Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
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 Floor4  PQ8098.14.O7 Z467 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xix, 332 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary In September 1973, the military took power in Chile, and Ariel Dorfman, allied to deposed president Salvadore Allende, was forced to flee for his life. Feeding on Dreams is the story of the transformative decades of exile that followed. Dorfman portrays, through visceral scenes and powerful intellect, the personal and political maelstroms underlying his migrations from Buenos Aires, on the run from Pinochet "s death squads, to safe houses in Paris and Amsterdam, and eventually to America, his childhood home. And then, seventeen years after he was forced to leave, there is a yearned-for return to Chile, with an unimaginable outcome. The toll on Dorfman "s wife and two sons, the Searthquake of language that is bilingualism, and his eventual questioning of his allegiance to past and party ?all these crucibles of a life in exile are revealed with wry and startling honesty.
Subject Dorfman, Ariel.
Authors, Chilean -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, Exiled -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780547549460
OCLC number 694080439