Conversations With Isabel Allende: Revised Edition by John RoddenConversations With Isabel Allende: Revised Edition by John Rodden

Conversations With Isabel Allende: Revised Edition

EditorJohn RoddenForeword byIsabel Allende

Paperback | February 1, 2004

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This revised edition has been updated to cover Allende's three newest books—City of the Beasts, Portrait in Sepia: A Novel, and Daughter of Fortune. It includes four new interviews in which Allende discusses completing her trilogy of novels that began with House of the Spirits, as well as her ongoing spiritual adventure and political interests.

John Rodden has been a faculty member at the University of Virginia, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Pennsylvania, among other institutions. He has published more than twenty books on topics ranging from British literary criticism and American intellectual history to comparative international education, Europ...
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Title:Conversations With Isabel Allende: Revised EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 9.2 × 5.96 × 0.83 inPublished:February 1, 2004Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292702116

ISBN - 13:9780292702110

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword to the First Edition by Isabel Allende
  • Chronology of Isabel Allende's Life and Works
  • Introduction
  • Note on the Selections
  • 1. Pirate, Conjurer, Feminist (Marjorie Agosín)
  • 2. Chile's Troubadour (Magdalena García Pinto)
  • 3. Isabel Allende Unveiled (Douglas Foster)
  • 4. Beginnings (Ilan Stavans)
  • 5. "The Responsibility to Tell You" (John Rodden)
  • 6. An Overwhelming Passion to Tell the Story (Elyse Crystall, Jill Kuhnheim, and Mary Layoun)
  • 7. Love and Tears (Ignacio Carrión)
  • 8. "Something Magic in the Storytelling" (Jan Goggans)
  • 9. Writing from the Belly (Michael Toms)
  • 10. Magical Feminist (Jennifer Benjamin and Sally Engelfried)
  • 11. "Listen, Paula" (Alfred Starkmann)
  • 12. After Paula (John Rodden)
  • 13. "I Leave My Books to Their Fate" (John Rodden)
  • 14. The Writer as Exile, and Her Search for Home (John Rodden)
  • 15. "I Remember Emotions, I Remember Moments" (Virginia Invernizzi)
  • 16. A Universal Message (Jan Garden Castro)
  • 17. A Face in a Crowd (Katy Butler)
  • 18. "Living in the Moment" (Elizabeth Heathcote)
  • 19. "Self-Portrait in Sepia" (Cristen Reat)
  • For Further Reading: Annotated Bibliography
  • Index

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"Her fans will love the Isabel who comes across so well spoken here."