Amigas: Letters of Friendship and Exile

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Isis, Jan 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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This collection of letters chronicles a remarkable, long-term friendship between two women who, despite differences of religion and ethnicity, have followed remarkably parallel paths from their first adolescent meeting in their native Chile to their current lives in exile as writers, academics, and political activists in the United States. Agosin and Sepulveda's letters speak eloquently on themes that are at once personal and political and the experience of Exile.

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Good friends who were exiled to the United States at the start of General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in 1973, poet Agos n (Spanish, Wellesley Coll.) and journalist Sep lveda (foreign languages ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
29
Section 2
106
Section 3
193
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About the author (2004)

Marjorie Agosin was born in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1955. She has written many books of poetry and fiction. Her childhood and early adolescence were spent with her Jewish family in Chile, where her family also participated in the dominant Catholic culture. The young Agosin became keenly aware of her dual identity in her country, both as a participant and as an outsider. The overthrow of Salvador Allende forced her family to immigrate to Athens, Georgia, where she was then ostracized as an emigrant. She is a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. The poet's current residence is in New England.

Sepulveda has been a photographer, filmmaker, poet, and professor for the last 20 years. She is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Nevada.

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