Mi Pais Inventado: Un Paseo Nostalgico por Chile

By: Allende, Isabel

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2nd printing. Signed by author without inscription. Spanish text. Near fine. Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 219 pp. Spanish text. El primer recuerdo que Isabel Allende tiene de Chile es el de una casa que nunca conoció: la casa grande y vieja de la calle Cueto, donde nació su madre. Esta casa, evocada por su abuelo con tanta frecuencia que Isabel cree haber vivido allí, se convierte en la protagonista de su primera novela La Casa de los Espíritus. Dicha obra vuelve a aparecer al comienzo de las fascinantes y seductoras memorias, Mi País Inventado, que ahora nos ofrece esta talentosa escritora. Los asiduos lectores de Allende reconocerán inmediatamente a los miembros de esta familia chilena --abuelos, bisabuelos, tías, tíos y amigos--, personajes de carácter mítico que pueblan este magnífico libro. A su vez, es un retrato inolvidable de la idiosincrasia del pueblo chileno, su historia violenta y su espíritu indomable. Aunque Isabel afirma haber sido una extranjera en su propio país --Nunca encajé en ningún sitio, ni en mi familia, ni en mi clase social ni en la religión que se me confirió--lleva consigo hasta hoy la marca de la política y la magia de su tierra natal. En Mi País Inventado explora el papel de la memoria y la nostalgia que le ayudaron a dar forma a su vida y a sus libros. Dos acontecimientos vitales alteran la peripatética narrativa de este libro: el golpe militar y la violenta muerte de su tío, Salvador Allende Gossens el 11 de septiembre de 1973 que la condujeron a exiliarse y a convertirse en escritora, y el ataque terrorista del 11 de septiembre del 2001, en los Estados Unidos, que sucita en ella un sentimiento de lealtad a su segunda patria. Mi País Inventado, cuya estructura sigue el funcionamiento de la memoria, recorre de acá para allá la distancia temporal en la que se acumulan las vida pasada y presentes de la autora. Esta obra se dirige al inmigrante, ya que refleja su experiencia y su lucha por mantener una vida interior coherente en un mundo lleno de contradicciones. 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 almost mythic 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 Allende carries with her even today the mark of the politics, myth, and magic of her homeland. In My Invented County, she explores the role of memory and nostalgia in shaping her life, her books, and that most intimate connection to her place of origin. Two life-altering events inflect the peripatetic narration of this book: The military coup and violent death of her uncle, Salvador Allende Gossens, on September 11, 1973, sent her into exile and transformed her into a writer. The terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, on her newly adopted homeland, the United States, brought forth from Allende an overdue acknowledgment that she had indeed left home. My Invented Country, whose structure mimics the workings of memory itself, ranges back and forth across that distance accrued between the author's past and present lives. It speaks compellingly to immigrants, and to all of us, who try to retain a coherent inner life in a world full of contradictions. Keywords: ISABEL ALLENDE AMERICAN LITERATURE LATIN AMERICA MY INVENTED COUNTRY NOSTALGIC JOURNEY THROUGH CHILE BIOGRAPHY

Title: Mi Pais Inventado: Un Paseo Nostalgico por Chile

Author: Allende, Isabel

Categories: Latin American, American, Latin America, Spanish, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Rayo: 2003

ISBN Number: 0060545658

ISBN Number 13: 9780060545659

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200718