A Literary Companion
About the Book
Isabel Allende—“la Famosa” to her fellow Chileans—is the world’s most widely read Spanish language author. Her career coincides with the emergence of multiculturalism and global feminism, and her powerfully honest, revelatory works touch the pulse points of humankind. Her bravura study of the interwoven roles of women in family history opens the minds of outsiders to the sufferings of women and their children during years of social and political nightmare.
This reference work provides an introduction to Allende’s life as well as a guided overview of her body of work. Designed for the fan and scholar alike, this text features an alphabetized, fully-annotated listing of major terms in the Allende canon, including fictional characters, motifs, historical events and themes. A comprehensive index is included.
About the Author(s)
Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: glossary, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
Series: McFarland Literary Companions
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chronology of Allende’s Life and Works 5
Allende Genealogy 27
Isabel Allende: A Literary Companion 29
Appendix A: Historical Timeline from the Allende Canon 310
Appendix B: Writing and Research Topics 315
Book Reviews & Awards
“an expertly crafted study guide and tribute to the works of Isabel Allende. The entries are rich in relevant historical detail, insightful literary criticism, and reflections on Allende’s place among contemporary writers of serious fiction. Snodgrass provides her readers with engaging essays on specific Allende writings…an erudite, affectionate, and wonderfully rich treatment of Isabel Allende and her work”—Booklist; “engrossing…superb, innovative…highly recommended”—Choice.