La Maison Aux Esprits by Allende Isabel

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541pages. poche. broché. Une grande saga familiale dans une contrée qui ressemble à s'y méprendre au Chili. Entre les différentes générations, entre la branche des maîtres et celle des bâtards, entre le patriarche, les femmes de la maison, les domestiques, les paysans du domaine, se nouent et se dénouent des relations marquées par l'absolu de l'amour, la familiarité de la mort, la folie douce ou bestiale des uns et des autres, qui reflètent et résument les vicissitudes d'un pays passé en quelques décennies des rythmes et traditions rurales aux affrontements fratricides et à la férocité des tyrannies modernes. Isabel Allende a quitté le Chili après le coup d'Etat militaire. La Maison aux esprits, son premier roman, tantôt enchanteur, tantôt mordant, est à inscrire parmi les révélations de la littérature latino-américaine d'aujourd'hui. Il est traduit dans une dizaine de pays et a obtenu le prix du Grand Roman d'Evasion 1984.
 

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Isabel Allende was born in 1942 in Lima, Peru, the daughter of a Chilean diplomat. When her parents separated, young Isabel moved with her mother to Chile, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She married at the age of 19 and had two children, Paula and Nicolas. Her uncle was Salvador Allende, the president of Chile. When he was overthrown in the coup of 1973, she fled Chile, moving to Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela, Allende began writing her novels, many of them exploring the close family bonds between women. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits, has been translated into 27 languages, and was later made into a film. She then wrote Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and The Stories of Eva Luna, all set in Latin America. The Infinite Plan was her first novel to take place in the United States. In Paula, Allende wrote her memoirs in connection with her daughter's illness and death. She delved into the erotic connections between food and love in Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. In addition to writing books, Allende has worked as a TV interviewer, magazine writer, school administrator, and a secretary at a U.N. office in Chile. She received the 1996 Harold Washington Literacy Award. She lives in California. Her title Maya's Notebook made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.
 
Published January 1, 1984 by Éditions Québec / Amérique. 468 pages
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