biographies – i. allende


Isabel Allende was born on 2nd August, 1942. He was raised in Chile, but during her adolescence she moved to the countries as her step-father was a diplomat. She spent some time with her husband and two children in the middle east where she began to write. Allende returned to Chile as a journalist and founded the woman’s magazine Paula.
Isabel’s socialist uncle Salvador Allende was elected president of Chile, only to be overthrown by dictator Augusto Pinochet’s military coup. She escaped to Venezuela to live in exile and continue her career as a journalist and playwright. In the 1980s, Allende began writing novels based on her political family and her experiences in Chile, to international acclaim. She moved to the United States in 1988 and currently resides in the San Francisco area.
Her novels include The House of Spirits (1982), La forda de porcelana (1984), Of Love and Shadows (1984), Eva Luna (1987), The Stories of Eva Luna (1989, short stories), The Infinite Plan (1991), Paula (1994), Afrodite (1997), Daughter of Fortune (1999), Portrait in Sepia (2000), City of the Beasts (2002), My Invented Country (2003), Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (2003), Forest of the Pygmies (2005)
Some of her novels were made into films, like The House of the Spirits by Bille August (1993) and Of Love and Shadows by Betty Kaplan (1994)

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