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Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey

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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 auto-biography 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.

About the Author

Ariel Dorfman, poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright, is a Chilean expatriate who lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina, where he now holds the Walter Hines Page chair at Duke University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140282535
Author:
Dorfman, Ariel
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.78x5.16x.53 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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