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Isabel Allende

My Invented Country : A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile

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ISBN: 006054564X
Издательство: HarperCollins
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 224
Book Description Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she never knew. The "large old house" on the Calle Cueto, where her mother was born and which her grandfather evoked so frequently that Isabel felt as if she had lived there, became the protagonist of her first novel, The House of the Spirits . 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. Here are the almostmythic figures of a Chilean family -- grandparents and great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends -- with whom readers of Allende's fiction will feel immediately at home. And here, too, is an unforgettable portrait of a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and an indomitable spirit. Although 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...