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My Invented Country

A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile

by Isabel Allende

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Published by HarperAudio .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsBrown Blair (Narrator)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7278614M
ISBN 100060559268
ISBN 109780060559267
OCLC/WorldCa52351281

While her marvelous new memoir, My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile, offers stinging criticism of her native land - its machismo, its religious and political oppression, its shameful treatment of native populations - Allende's love for Chile is so evident and eloquent that many readers will consider packing their bags and booking the next flight to Santiago.   About the Book Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile by Isabel Allende One of the most original writers of her generation, Isabel Allende has crafted novels, short stories, and memoirs that chart the landscape of the soul.

Get this from a library! My invented country: a memoir. [Isabel Allende; Margaret Sayers Peden] -- "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.   My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile - Ebook written by Isabel Allende. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile.

  My Invented Country is Isabel Allende's best book yet. This amazing biography takes the reader on a poetic journey though Ms. Allende's young life. Her writing is stellar and poetic. This book is to be savored for its beauty of language. Writers dream of crafting sentences like these. Lovers of language will adore this book for its symmetry and Pages: My Invented Country - A Memoir by Isabel Allende and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - My Invented Country - a Memoir by Isabel Allende - AbeBooks.


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A journey that takes readers from Chile to California and back, Allende paints a picture of a proud country that revels in traditions, one that she is honored to be a part of/5. In My Invented Country Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country, a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and indomitable spirit, and the politics, religion, myth and magic of her homeland that she carries with her even today.

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My Invented Country, mimicking the workings of memory itself, ranges back and forth across that distance between 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.

My Invented Country is a memoir in which truth is most definitely stranger than fiction. Exploring the events of her life and those of the country in which she lived until the assassination of her father’s cousin, President Salvador Allende, in Pinochet’s military coup, Allende takes us on a highly personal tour through her homeland, bringing it to life.

Later, when synthetic nitrate as invented, the port was kept busy exporting copper, but as the nitrate companies began to close down, one after another, the pampa became strewn with ghost towns. Those two words—“ghost town”—gave wings to my imagination on that first trip. Isabel Allende has already published two memoirs, or three if you count the novel that traced her family history, The House of the Spirits ().

All were triggered by personal crises. The novel Author: Guardian Staff. Find My Invented Country by Jeremias Paul at Blurb Books. This is my thesis from graduate ed on: Ma In Isabel Allende Mi país inventado (; My Invented Country) recounted her self-imposed exile after the Septemrevolution in Chile and her feelings about her adopted country, the United States—where she has lived since the early s—after the September 11 attacks of She published another memoir about her extended.

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. Her new work, My Invented Country, is a memoir of her life as an exile and immigrant, wanderer and outsider.

"I never fit in anywhere," says Allende, "not into my family, my social class, or the religion fate bestowed on me. My Invented Country A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile (Book): Allende, Isabel: 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. 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.3/5(11). Having read almost all of Isabel Allende's books, the last being Maya's Notebook, My Invented Country, a witty and amusing book, builds a bigger picture of the Chilean psyche.

One thing about Isabel Allende is that she is never boring, you can feel her passionate love of /5(73). 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.

My Invented Country is as much travelogue as memoir. What did you discover about the distinctions between various countries of South America, particularly Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Venezuela. How does Allende's South America compare to the other locales.

My Invented Country is a memoir about her native Chile that acknowledges the role of memory and nostalgia in shaping her life, her books, and her very connection to that most intimate place of origin. Allende revisits the imaginary Chile of her childhood and. My Invented Country, by Isabel Allende.

This memoir, published inis about two ‘invented countries’: Chile, and the landscape of memory that Allende draws on for writing her fiction. These two invented countries are inextricably intermingled.

In My Invented Country Isabel Allende offers a relatable, human, and sometimes bold journey through her years growing up in the Chile of Augusto Pinochet. In My Invented Country Isabel Allende offers a relatable, human, and sometimes bold journey through her years growing up in the Chile of Augusto Pinochet.