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Ariel Dorfman

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Ariel Dorfman

Ariel Dorfman, who teaches at Duke University, is the author of Death and the Maiden. His most recent work is Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile.


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Ariel Dorfman talks morality and the legacy of a literary giant

The Nation and Alice in Wonderland were born within days of each other. In this seditious reading, they rejoin the dance.

Unless you’ve experienced it, you can never really know. Here are five books that come closest to conveying the horror.

Eric Lomax was captured and tortured by the Japanese during World War II. Forty years later, he tracked down the man responsible.

What more could a young writer want than to spend hours and hours with the greatest author alive?

The presidential runoff between Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei presents an opportunity to overcome Pinochet's twisted legacy.

My country can perhaps offer Egyptians a strategy whereby a fearful and divided populace can rid itself of an oppressive regime.

Dr. King’s words in a world awash with surveillance. 

Returning to Chile decades after Allende’s death, I was no longer a soldier of the revolution. What changed?

As the 2012 election draws closer, what can Obama learn from the many battles of Chile's most famous president?