Feeding On Dreams: Confessions Of An Unrepentant Exile
Melbourne University Publishing, Jun 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
In September 1973, the military took power in Chile, and Ariel Dorfman, allied to deposed president Salvador 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. 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 ExileUser Review - Stephen - Goodreads
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
Review: Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant ExileUser Review - Louise - Goodreads
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