Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Allende

You know she's Chilean, right?

MATT: Actually, I had no idea she was Chilean ... but I have since done some research into the life and works of Isabel Allende (and by research, I mean I went to Wikipedia and did a Google search ... oh, the joys of modern life ;) From that research, I learned that:
In 1981, when Allende learned that her grandfather, aged 99, was on his deathbed, she started writing him a letter that later evolved into a book manuscript, The House of the Spirits (1982); the intent of this work was to exorcise the ghosts of the Pinochet dictatorship.

I don't know a lot about Pinochet ... but I think the book may be a good way to find out.

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