Feeding On Dreams: Confessions Of An Unrepentant Exile

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Melbourne University Publishing, Jun 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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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. The toll on Dorfman's wife and two sons, the 'earthquake 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. Feeding on Dreams is a passionate reminder that 'we are all exiles', that we are all 'threatened with annihilation if we do not find and celebrate the refuge of common humanity', as Dorfman did during his 'decades of loss and resurrection'.

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Review: Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile

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Ariel Dorfman's dissection of exile doubles as a portrait in unrequited love. In "Feeding on Dreams," the Chilean playwright, novelist, and essayist -- exiled voice of the anti-Pinochet resistance ... Read full review

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Ariel Dorfman is of the third generation in his father's family to live a life of exile. His grandparents fled Russia and Eastern Europe at the dawn of WWI for Argentina. His father eventually came to ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Chilean-American author and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman's many internationally acclaimed works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction include his bestselling memoir, Heading South, Looking North, which was the basis for the documentary film A Promise to the Dead, directed by Peter Raymont and shortlisted for the Oscars in 2008. His play Death and the Maiden, staged in over 100 countries, was made into a feature film by Roman Polanski. Dorfman is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Times Book Review and Huffington Post. He is Walter Hines Page professor of literature and Latin American studies at Duke University, and his numerous international honors include his delivery of the Mandela Lecture in Johannesburg in 2010.

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