Feeding on Dreams by Ariel Dorfman
Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile

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"A multifaceted journey that is geographical, personal and political . . . A complex, nuanced view of United States–Latin American politics and relations of the last forty some years." — Durham Herald-Sun

"One of the most important voices coming out of South America." — Salman Rushdie

In September 1973, the military took power in Chile, and Ariel Dorfman, a young leftist allied with President Allende, was forced to flee for his life. In Feeding on Dreams, Dorfman portrays, through visceral scenes and with startling honesty, the personal and political maelstroms that have defined his life since the Pinochet coup. Dorfman’s wry and masterfully told account takes us on a page-turning tour of the past several decades of North-South political history and of the complex consequences of revolution and tyranny, excavating for the first time his profound and provocative journey as an exile and the consequences for his wife and family.

"Fascinating." — San Francisco Examiner

"A great book that will simultaneously undo us and sustain us." — Tikkun

About Ariel Dorfman

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Ariel Dorfman, the Chilean novelist, playwright, journalist, poet, and human rights activist was forced into exile form his homeland following the Chilean military coup of 1973. Since the restoration of democracy in 1990, he has divided his time between Santiago and the United States. Among his many works are the memoir Heading South, Looking North and the highly acclaimed play Death and the Maiden. His writings have won numerous awards, including the Sir Laurence Olivier Award for best play in London, 1992. He contributes regularly to major newspapers and magazines around the world. He is a distinguished professor at Duke University and lives with his wife Angélica, in Durham, North Carolina, and Santiago, Chile. From the Hardcover edition.
Published September 27, 2011 by Mariner Books. 354 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Washington Independent Review of Books

Chile’s major export is copper, but in the 20th century her most famous exports were political exiles, among them Ariel Dorfman, author of Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile.

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The Age

FEEDING ON DREAMS By Ariel Dorfman Melbourne University Press, $27.99 AT THE time of Chile's 1973 military coup, Ariel Dorfman was an idealistic young cultural adviser to Salvador Allende's government, forced like many to choose between exile and near-certain death.

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