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Title
Ariel Dorfman interview, 1987
Creator
Dorfman, Ariel
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
1987
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
Ariel Dorfman discusses his novel, “The Last Song of Manuel Sendero.” He begins by explaining that the book is about a baby who refuses to be born until his parents change the world and make it a better place. This baby gathers all the other unborn children together and they go on strike from being born. He explains that he wanted to write about oppression, and the hope and revolt against oppression. He discusses how dictators and tyrants can’t tolerate humor, and act violently against it. Dorfman talks about the double life of exile victims; how they can never go back to their homes, but are always ready to do so. He ends the interview by saying that he teaches at Duke University, but has spent many years living in Chile.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:11:40
Identifier
cmt00795_0002
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/963
Language
English
Subject
Birth - Folklore
Babies - Fiction
Source
U-matic tape: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing Charles Berlitz before the break and Ariel Dorfman after the break.
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/cmt

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