Ariel Dorfman is widely recognized as one of the most important living Latin American writers and intellectuals. Chronologically, he might be considered a member of the Post-Boom generation in Latin American narrative fiction, along with fellow Chileans Antonio Skármeta and Isabel Allende, but the fact that he has gone beyond the narrative genre to become a prolific writer of essays, is also considered an accomplished poet, and—perhaps most prominently—a critically acclaimed playwright, makes Dorfman a challenging case for the parameters of conventional literary history. Having lived many years as an exile in Europe and the United States since the overthrow of the government of Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973, he …
Jolley, Jason. "Ariel Dorfman". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 January 2009; last revised 30 November -1.
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