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Ariel Dorfman

Author of Death and the Maiden

Includes the names: Ariel Dorfman, Ariel Dorfmam

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Born in Buenos Aires in 1942, Ariel Dorfman is a Chilean citizen. A supporter of Salvador Allende, he was forced into exile and has lived in the United States for many years. Since writing his legendary essay, "How to Read Donald Duck", Dorfman has built up an impressive body of work that has translated into more than thirty languages. Besides poetry, essays and novels--"Hard Rain" (Readers International, 1990), winner of the Sudamericana Award; "Widows" (Pluto Press, 1983); "The Last Song of Manuel Sendero" (Viking, 1987); "Mascara" (Viking, 1988); "Konfidenz" (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1995)--he has written plays, including "Death and the Maiden", and produced in ninety countries. He has won various international awards, including two Kennedy Center Theatre Awards. With his son, Rodrigo, he received an award for best television drama in Britain for "Prisoners of Time" in 1996. A professor at Duke University, Dorfman lives in Durham, North Carolina. (Publisher Provided) Ariel Dorfman, Dorfman is a Walter Hines Page Research Professor of Literature and Latin American Studies and has a Licenciatura in Comparative Literature from the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, 1965. He has taught at the Universidad de Chile, the Sorbonne (Paris IV) and the University of Amsterdam. Dorfman has written essays that include "How to Read Donald Duck" (coll. With Armand Mattlelart, 1971), "The Empire's Old Clothes" (1983) and "Someone Writes to the Future: Essays on Contemporary Latin American Fiction" (1991). He has also written a collection of poetry titled "Last Waltz in Santiago and Other Poems of Exile and Disappearance" (1988) and a collection of stories titled "My House Is One Fire." His novels include "Widows" (1983), "The Last Song of Manuel Sendero" (1986), "Mascara" (1988), "Hard Rain" (1990), "Konfidenz" (1995), and "The Nanny and the Iceburg" (1999). The play "Widows" won a New American Plays Award from the Kennedy Center and "Reader" won the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center. "Death and the Maiden" also won many awards and was made into a Roman Polanski film and "Mascara" (with son Rodrigo Dorfman) premiered in Bonn in 1998. He created a collection of his plays, "The Resistance Trilogy," which includes "Death and the Maiden," "Reader," and "Widows." (Bowker Author Biography)
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Death and the Maiden 531 copies, 4 reviews
Konfidenz 130 copies, 3 reviews
Widows 100 copies
Blake's Therapy 65 copies, 1 review
Mascara 64 copies, 1 review
Burning City 61 copies, 3 reviews
My House Is on Fire 37 copies, 1 review
Hard Rain 31 copies
The Rabbits' Rebellion 18 copies, 1 review
Darwin's Ghosts: A Novel 15 copies, 1 review
Reader 7 copies, 1 review
Purgatorio 6 copies
Cautivos 4 copies
Security 2 copies
Olum ve Kiz 2 copies
Allegro 2 copies

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