Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey

Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey

by Ariel Dorfman
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Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey by Ariel Dorfman

Ariel dorfman has been hailed as one of the "greatest living Latin American novelists" (Newsweek) and a "storyteller of almost mythic intensity" (The Financial Times). In his brilliant memoir, Heading South, Looking North, Dorfman explores the many exiles of a life torn, from age two, between the United States and Latin America, between revolution and repression. Interwoven with the remarkable story of how he switched languages and cultures--not once, but three times--is a day-by-day account of his multiple escapes from death during a military takeover in Chile. Dorfman filters these events through his dual and hybrid life, speaking, reading, thinking at times in Spanish, at times in English. Beautifully written and deeply moving, Heading South, Looking North is at once a vivid account of a life as complex and mysterious as the fictional characters Dorfman creates and an enthralling meditation about true personal conviction and courage in the late twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466819047
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 04/01/1998
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 631,623
File size: 324 KB

About the Author

Ariel Dorfman is a Chilean expatriate who lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina, where he holds the Walter Hines Page chair at Duke University. He is the author of Konfidenz, Mascara, and Death and the Maiden, as well as many other works.


Ariel Dorfman is a Chilean expatriate who lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina, where he holds the Walter Hines Page chair at Duke University.  He is the author of Konfidenz, Mascara, and Death and the Maiden, as well as many other works.

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Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The first few chapters are beguling and very interesting. The writing is fine enough but the editing is non-existent. It is a book of chapters that read like a monotonous drone on a bilingual upbringing. One third of the chapters or repetitive stories could have been left out and the book would have been no worse for it. When you enjoy the acknowlegements more than the book itself it's time to cut and run.