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Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of An Unrepentant Exile

In conversation with Marc Cooper
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Episode Summary
Dorfman, one of Latin America's great writers and ally to President Allende, fled Chile in the wake of the military coup in 1973. His passionate memoir describes the transformative decades of exile, his eventual questioning of allegiance to past and party, and the unimaginable outcome of his return to Chile 17 years later.

Participant(s) Bio
Ariel Dorfman's many internationally acclaimed works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction include his memoir Heading South, Looking North, which was the basis for the documentary film A Promise to the Dead, directed by Peter Raymont and shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2008. His play Death and the Maiden has been staged in more than a hundred countries.

Journalist Marc Cooper is an associate professor at the USC Annenberg School. He was a translator to former Chilean President Salvador Allende. His memoir of that experience, Pinochet and Me, was a Los Angeles Times best-seller.