Its subject is the pulp hero Diego de la Vega, better known as El Zorro The Fox , who was featured in an early 20th-century novel. He goes to America to find his dream. In my defense, I have to say that my judgement only applies to this particular novel. Otherwise, I am very much a fan of her work and in my eyes she will always be five star writer. As you might guess by my marking, this is my least favourite novel by Isabel Allende.
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Her father was a first cousin of Salvador Allende , President of Chile from to Huidobro was a diplomat appointed to Bolivia and Beirut. In Bolivia, Allende attended an American private school; and in Beirut, Lebanon , she attended an English private school. The family returned to Chile in , where Allende was also briefly home-schooled.
In her youth, she read widely, particularly the works of William Shakespeare. In , Salvador Allende appointed Huidobro as ambassador to Argentina. For a short time in Chile, she also had a job translating romance novels from English to Spanish. When she herself was added to the list and began receiving death threats, she fled to Venezuela , where she stayed for 13 years.
I would be trapped in the chores, in the family, in the person that people expected me to be. She lived in Spain for two months, then returned to her marriage.
During a visit to California on a book tour in , Allende met her second husband, San Francisco attorney and novelist William C. They married in July Allende resides in San Rafael, California. Most of her family lives nearby, with her son, his second wife, and her grandchildren just down the hill, in the house she and her second husband vacated.
In , she married Roger Cukras, a lawyer from New York. She also worked in Chilean television production for channels 7 and 13 from to Neruda agreed to the interview, and he told her that she had too much imagination to be a journalist and should be a novelist instead. During her time in Venezuela, Allende was a freelance journalist for El Nacional in Caracas from to and an administrator of the Marrocco School in Caracas from to The book was rejected by numerous Latin American publishers, but eventually published in Buenos Aires.
The book soon ran to more than two dozen editions in Spanish and was translated into a score of languages. Allende also holds to a very strict writing routine. It is written as an anguished letter to her daughter. Allende had Paula moved to a hospital in California where she died on December 6, Reception[ edit ] Latino Leaders Magazine called her a "literary legend" in a article naming her the third most influential Latino leader in the world.
However, she disagrees with these assessments: The fact people think that when you sell a lot of books you are not a serious writer is a great insult to the readership. I get a little angry when people try to say such a thing. There was a review of my last book in one American paper by a professor of Latin American studies and he attacked me personally for the sole reason that I sold a lot of books. That is unforgivable.
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