Conversations with Isabel Allende: Revised Edition

Author: John Rodden,Isabel Allende,Isabel Allende
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Biography: General, Literary Studies: General, Literary Studies: From C 1900 -, Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers
Book Format: Paperback

From reviews of the first edition: . . . Allende has led a life full of drama, passion, and history— one that is a novela in its own right. Now a book, Conversations with Isabel Allende, gives fans the inside story as told by Allende herself. . . . This is worthwhile reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a good writer tick. — Latina

Notoriously cavalier about the lines between fact, memory, and the storyteller's urge to keep the listener going, Allende embellishes or withholds wherever she pleases. Serious subjects are discussed and dealt with seriously, but there is plenty of laughter and evidence of the woman's appealing optimism and sense of play, whimsy, and charm. — Bloomsbury Review

[This] is a rich, entertaining, and informative look at the life-in-progress and work of an extraordinary woman. — Virginia Quarterly Review

[Readers] will find themselves enthralled with the fascinating story of a politically committed and dedicated writer, mother, and wife. — School Library Journal

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

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.

Table Of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition by Isabel Allende

Chronology of Isabel Allende's Life and Works


Note on the Selections

1. Pirate, Conjurer, Feminist (Marjorie Agosin)

2. Chile's Troubadour (Magdalena Garcia 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 Carrion)

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

About Isabel Allende
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, European communism and post-communism, and the politics of human rights.


SKU BK-9780292702110
Barcode # 9780292702110
Brand University of Texas Press
Artist / Author John Rodden, Isabel Allende, Isabel Allende
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Width 15.400m
Shipping Height 2.100m
Shipping Length 23.700m

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