Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey by Ariel DorfmanHeading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey by Ariel Dorfman

Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey

byAriel Dorfman

Paperback | May 17, 1999

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In this remarkable memoir, Dorfman describes an extraordinary life, torn between the United States, South America, and his Jewish heritage, between English and Spanish, between revolution and repression. Interwoven with the story of how Dorfman switched languages and countries--not once, but three times--is a day-to-day account of his multiple escapes from death during Pinochet's military takeover of Chile in 1973. Combining eight vignettes of his life before 1973 with eight scenes from the coup, Dorfman filters these events through an engaging, hybrid consciousness.A beautifully written and deeply moving auto-biography by one of the "greatest living Latin American writers" (Newsweek), Heading South, Looking North is at once a vivid account of a life as complex and mysterious as the fictional characters Dorfman has created, and an enthralling search for a permanent home, a political cause, and a cultural identity.
Ariel Dorfman, poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright, is a Chilean expatriate who lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina, where he now holds the Walter Hines Page chair at Duke University.
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Title:Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual JourneyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.7 × 5.2 × 0.6 inPublished:May 17, 1999Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014028253X

ISBN - 13:9780140282535

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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The critically acclaimed poet, novelist, essayist and playwright, Ariel Dorfman, presents his compelling memoir of a man searching for a home. Stuck between North and South American culture as well as a Jewish background, the memoir is a combination of action and inner reflection. Heading South, Looking North weaves stories of escaping death during the 1973 military takeover of Chile by Pinochet with accounts of changing countries and languages.