Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope

Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope

by Sophia McClennen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822346043
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 01/18/2010
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sophia A. McClennen is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Spanish, and Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of The Dialectics of Exile: Nation, Time, Language, and Space in Hispanic Literatures.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xvii

Note on Citations and Translations xxi

1. The Political is Personal 1

2. On Becoming a Storyteller: Dorfman's Literary and Cultural Influences 31

3. An Aesthetics of Hope 60

4. Anything Else Would Have Tasted Like Ashes: From Popular Unity to Exile (17970–90) 93

5. I am A Liar Who Always Tells the Truth: From Exile to Diaspora (1990–2005) 152

6. Creative Criticism/Critical Creativity: Media Criticism and Cultural Journalism 244

Conclusion. One among Many 280

Appendix 1: An Ariel Dorfman Chronology 285

Appendix 2: An Ariel Dorfman Bibliography 295

Notes 333

Works Cited 349

Index 361

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