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Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a.

Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and an indomitable spirit; and the politics.

My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile. The book circles around two life-changing moments. The assassination of her uncle Salvador Allende Gossens on September 11, 1973, sent her into exile and transformed her into a literary writer. And the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on her adopted homeland, the United States, brought forth an overdue acknowledgment that Allende had indeed left home. My Invented Country, mimicking the workings of memory itself, ranges back and forth across that distance between past and present lives.

Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming .

Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and an indomitable spirit; and the politics, religion, myth, and magic of her homeland that she carries with her even today.

Book DescriptionAlthough she claims to have been an outsider in her native land - "I never fit in anywhere, not into my family, my social class, or the religion fate bestowed on me" - Isabel Allende carries with her even today the mark of the politics, myth, and magic of her homeland, Chile.

Book Description Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she . Похожие книги: My Invented Country CD : A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile.

Book Description Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she never knew. It appears again at the beginning of Allende's playful, seductively compelling memoir My Invented Country, and leads us into this gifted writer's world. Book Description Although she claims to have been an o. т 1115. My Invented Country: A Memoir. Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she never knew. Two life-altering events inflect the peripatetic narration of this book: The military coup and violent death of her uncle, Salvador Allende Gossens, on September 11, 1973, sent her into exile and transformed her into a writer.

Allende talked about her book My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile, published by HarperCollins, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The book is an exploration of her Chilean roots and her life in the United States. After her presentation she answered questions from members of the audience.

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A highly personal memoir of exile and homeland, filled with the wit, melancholy and distinctive voice that have charmed readers of her fiction.

My Invented Country is a memoir about her native Chile that acknowledges the role of memory and nostalgia in shaping her life, her books, and her very connection to that most intimate place of origin. Allende revisits the imaginary Chile of her childhood and young adult years as well as the real one that exists today. She evokes the magnificent landscapes of the country, a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and indomitable spirit, and the politics, religion, myth and magic of her homeland that she carries with her even today. The book curls itself around two life–changing moments. The assassination of her uncle, Salvador Allende Gossens, on September 11, 1973, sent her into exile and transformed her into a literary writer; and the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, on her newly adopted homeland. It speaks compellingly to immigrants, and to all of us, who try to retain a coherent inner life in a world full of contradictions.


Comments: (7)

Mushicage
I picked up this memoir after reading Allende's foreword in a copy of Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America. Knowing Allende was the niece of Salvador Allende, I was interested in how that turbulent time shaped her life. I had no idea Isabel Allende was such an accomplished writer or had published so many books, I simply knew her for her connections to the man ousted by Pinochet. This book has made me an Isabel Allende fan!

I've never read a memoir which is so poetic and full of insight not only into the character of the writer, but into life itself. Several chapters in I no longer cared about her connections to Salvador Allende or the coming coup of 1973, but was memorized by her ability to weave a story, to reflect on the lives of others, and to offer numerous insights into the meaning of a well lived life.

Sure enough, later in the book there are chapters on Salvador Allende and Pinochet, and they are remarkably reflective and powerful (especially her discussion of the difference between an exile and an immigrant), yet those won't be the moments I remember.

What I will remember is the beauty of Chile, the importance of being outspoken, and the need for us all to be "patiperros"!
Mash
I enjoyed Isabelle Allende’s nostalgic look back upon her young life in Chile. She shares insights into the national character of the country, a democracy that became ruled by a dictator whose heavy-handed policies forced her to flee. This a personal memoir in which she explains why she will always be an immigrant in the U.S. even though she has lived here most of her adult life enjoying huge success and freedom of expression in her writing. I had hoped for more description of the natural beauty of Chile and insights into where I should go what I should see when I go there. However, this book was focused more on the politics and idiosyncrasies of a layered society than travel tips. The bottom line is that Allende’s writing has given her fractured journey continuity that has held her together over the years.
Gelgen
My U.S. family lived in Santiago for 2 years back in the late 90’s. My husband worked up north 2/3 of the time so my 7 year old daughter and I learned to navigate this fascinating city after 3 years in Jakarta, Indonesia. Back then I had no time to do anything but observe the local customs and be immersed in the language which I came to love.

This book brought back many familiar things that validated what I thought I perceived, especially about the ostentatious character of the people.

I really wanted to understand the author’s connection to Salvador Allende, especially because I first read her first book, “The House of Spirits”. I continue to thirst for more knowledge about Chilean history now that I am retired and have the time to read about areas that are nostalgic to me.

Thank you Ms. Isabel Allende. It would’ve been fun to know you when we lived in Chile.
Bil
I almost gave this book 4 stars because the beginning was more like a travelogue and very repetitive of "Inez of my Soul, but when I got to her descriptions of the people of Chile, Venezuela, Spain, and all Hispanic countries, I just cracked up. Haven't laughed so much in a very long time. Since I am of Hispanic ethnicity, she had the family structure and the male/female roles down perfectly. It was wonderful reading and I recommend it highly even if you're from Bora Bora and not Hispanic! It seems that Allende has perfected her wonderful talent for seeing and uncovering the traits of people in this book and I thank her for a wonderful read.
lolike
Anything written by this talented woman is worth reading! Anyone who has immigrated will understand the basis of having a foot in more than one place. While a life that includes immigration is definitely educational, no question about that, offers twice the amount of life's opportunities into the bargain, it can bring with it the disconnects with ones past & life left behind.
Sharpbringer
Clearly the most nostalgic book I have ever read. I am from Chile but I live in the USA for 38 years. This book describe Chileans to the tea. If any one is looking for a book to learn about other cultures and their people, this is it!
Flocton
Beautifully executed, this memoir clarifies the assumptions I made after reading House of the Spirits. As someone who has rarely left California, Allende had made it possible for me to live as a Chilean, as a refugee, as an immigrant, and as an idealist without ever leaving. As she always does, Allende whisked me away from sunny California to a partially missed and deeply romanticized past marked by austerity, chaos and viable ghosts, buried decades ago.
Interesting perspective on Chile. It was quite consistent with information learned on a recent trip to Chile. I wish the US had not intervened in the political situation there. Their 911 in 1973 could have been avoided. I enjoyed reading about the family and cultural traditions.
My Invented Country CD: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile download epub
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Author: Blair Brown,Isabel Allende
ISBN: 0060559276
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio; Unabridged edition (May 2003)