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How to Read Donald Duck - Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic (Paperback): Ariel Dorfman, Armand Mattelart How to Read Donald Duck - Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic (Paperback)
Ariel Dorfman, Armand Mattelart 1
R345 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R71 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

First published in 1971, How to Read Donald Duck shocked readers by revealing how capitalist ideology operates in our most beloved cartoons. Having survived bonfires, impounding and being dumped into the ocean by the Chilean army, this controversial book is once again back on our shelves. Written and published during the blossoming of Salvador Allende's revolutionary socialism, the book examines how Disney comics not only reflect capitalist ideology, but are active agents working in this ideology's favour. Focusing on the hapless mice and ducks of Disney, curiously parentless, marginalised and always short of cash, Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart expose how these characters established hegemonic ideas about capital, race, gender and the relationship between developed countries and the Third World. A devastating indictment of a media giant, a document of twentieth-century political upheaval, and a reminder of the dark undercurrent of pop culture, How to Read Donald Duck is once again available, together with a new introduction by Ariel Dorfman.

Death and the Maiden (Paperback, New edition): Ariel Dorfman Death and the Maiden (Paperback, New edition)
Ariel Dorfman
R202 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R56 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A classic of 20th century theatre, Death and the Maiden ran for a year in the West End, was a hit on Broadway and was filmed by Roman Polanski starring Ben Kingsley and Sigourney Weaver. Olivier Award for Best New Play 1992 A woman seeks revenge when the man she believes to have been her torturer happens to re enter her life.

Homeland Security Ate My Speech - Messages from the End of the World (Hardcover): Ariel Dorfman Homeland Security Ate My Speech - Messages from the End of the World (Hardcover)
Ariel Dorfman
R397 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R100 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
One Flew over the Kosovo Theater - An Anthology of Contemporary Drama from Kosovo (Paperback): Sasa Ili'c, Jeton Neziraj One Flew over the Kosovo Theater - An Anthology of Contemporary Drama from Kosovo (Paperback)
Sasa Ili'c, Jeton Neziraj; Foreword by Ariel Dorfman
R446 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R112 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Purgatorio (Paperback): Ariel Dorfman Purgatorio (Paperback)
Ariel Dorfman
R201 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R55 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

West End opening for world premiere of new play by the author of Death and the Maiden - starring Rupert Graves A Man and a Woman - who are timeless versions of the mythical Jason and Medea - have entered purgatory: a soul-less white room. Each is interrogated in turn by the other. Each has to reach a state of forgiveness and contrition before they can leave purgatory and 'move on'. In the course of all this the Medea 'story' is reprised - particularly from her point of view. An outstanding moment is when she recalls - with terrible reality - how she actually killed her children: including the horrifying decision as to which one to kill first (while the other looks on). Purgatory is like Sartre's Huis Clos rewritten by Kafka. The whole play has a hypnotic, mesmeric, circular quality: the end links up to the beginning in a seamless round. It is a play brimming with ideas, blending myth with multifold literary references. There has been nothing as serious and ambitious on the London stage for years.

Darwin's Ghosts (Hardcover): Ariel Dorfman Darwin's Ghosts (Hardcover)
Ariel Dorfman 1
R473 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R105 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Resistance Trilogy (Paperback): Ariel Dorfman The Resistance Trilogy (Paperback)
Ariel Dorfman
R343 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R91 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Three powerful political plays in one volume with a substantial introduction by the author. Death and the Maiden ran for a year in the West End, was a hit on Broadway and was filmed by Roman Polanski. Reader is about a censor who discovers that a novel he wishes to ban is describing his own life. Widows is about the men who 'disappear' under totalitarian regimes and about the women who wait.

Death and the Maiden (Paperback, Tie-In ed.): Ariel Dorfman Death and the Maiden (Paperback, Tie-In ed.)
Ariel Dorfman
R244 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R63 (26%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Ariel Dorfman's explosively provocative, award-winning drama is set in a country that has only recently returned to democracy. Gerardo Escobar has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by the humane doctor Roberto Miranda. But in the voice of this good Samaritan, Gerardo's wife, Paulina Salas, thinks she recognizes another man--the one who raped and tortured her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention center years before.

La Muerte Y La Doncella (Spanish, Paperback, 1. ed. E.E.U.U): Ariel Dorfman La Muerte Y La Doncella (Spanish, Paperback, 1. ed. E.E.U.U)
Ariel Dorfman
R262 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R67 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

La muerte y la doncella, la obra latinoamericana mas representada en la historia del mundo, ha llegado a constituirse en un clasico sobre la justicia y el perdon, la memoria y el olvido. Dorfman se ha propuesto a explorar preguntas pocas veces hechas en voz alta: "Como pueden los represores y los oprimidos cohabitar una misma tierra, compartir una misma mesa?" preguntas que hoy dia siguen tan vigentes como cuando Dorfman escribia esta obra.

Feeding on Dreams - Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile (Paperback): Ariel Dorfman Feeding on Dreams - Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile (Paperback)
Ariel Dorfman
R362 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R53 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"A multifaceted journey that is geographical, personal and political . . . A complex, nuanced view of United States-Latin American politics and relations of the last forty some years." -- Durham Herald-Sun "One of the most important voices coming out of South America." -- Salman Rushdie In September 1973, the military took power in Chile, and Ariel Dorfman, a young leftist allied with President Allende, was forced to flee for his life. In Feeding on Dreams, Dorfman portrays, through visceral scenes and with startling honesty, the personal and political maelstroms that have defined his life since the Pinochet coup. Dorfman's wry and masterfully told account takes us on a page-turning tour of the past several decades of North-South political history and of the complex consequences of revolution and tyranny, excavating for the first time his profound and provocative journey as an exile and the consequences for his wife and family. "Fascinating." -- San Francisco Examiner "A great book that will simultaneously undo us and sustain us." -- Tikkun

27 Views of Durham - The Bull City in Prose & Poetry (Paperback): Steve Schewel 27 Views of Durham - The Bull City in Prose & Poetry (Paperback)
Steve Schewel; Contributions by Ariel Dorfman, Clyde Edgerton
R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Eno Publishers builds on its successful 27 Views series by showcasing the literary community of Durham, North Carolina, in 27 Views of Durham: The Bull City in Prose & Poetry. The book features 27 writers, who in poetry, essays, short stories, and book excerpts focus on the town of Durham, famous for Duke University, tobacco, and Southern cuisine. The collection offers readers a broad and varied picture of life past and present in Durham, as well as a sense of the town's literary breadth. Contributing authors include Steve Schewel, Barry Saunders, Jean Anderson, Carl Kenney, Katy Munger, David Guy, Ariel Dorfman, Pierce Freelon, Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, Andre Vann, John Valentine, Shirlette Ammons, Jim Wise, and others.

I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us - An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa... I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us - An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa (Paperback)
John Gibler; Foreword by Ariel Dorfman
R309 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R75 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Gibler's is the first and only book available in English that is based on extensive interviews with survivors of the September 2014 killings and abductions of students in Iguala, Mexico. It is a peerless expose of the crimes and the official cover up. The only other book available in English on the subject ("The Iguala 43: The Truth and Challenge of Mexico's Disappeared Students" (Semiotext(e) - February 3, 2017) is, according to Gibler, based on Web searches and conjecture: the writer never once set foot in Ayotzinapa nor spoke with a single survivor or relative of the disappeared.Gibler is an internationally recognized authority on the Ayotzinapa attacks and has been referenced with prestige by the New Yorker and NPR's All Things Considered."The journalists John Gibler (the author of the book "To Die in Mexico") and Marcela Turati have provided the most complete reports of what happened in Iguala on the night of September 26th." -- Francisco Goldman in his New Yorker essay. NPR's All Things Considered reporter Arun Rath says, "Gibler has interviewed more than a dozen survivors and witnesses. He's pieced together the most detailed account yet of what happened that night."

Widows (Paperback): Ariel Dorfman, Tony Kushner Widows (Paperback)
Ariel Dorfman, Tony Kushner
R225 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R49 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Contains WIDOWS, a parable of courage and resilience in the face of totalitarian oppression, and LAST WALTZ IN SANTIAGO, a collection of poems written on the themes of exile and 'the disappeared'. From the author of DEATH AND THE MAIDEN.

The Trial of Henry Kissinger (Paperback, New): Christopher Hitchens The Trial of Henry Kissinger (Paperback, New)
Christopher Hitchens; Introduction by Ariel Dorfman
R336 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R116 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame."
Forget Pinochet, Milosevic, Hussein, Kim Jong-il, or Gaddafi: America need look no further than its own lauded leaders for a war criminal whose offenses rival those of the most heinous dictators in recent history-Henry Kissinger.
Employing evidence based on firsthand testimony, unpublished documents, and new information uncovered by the Freedom of Information Act, and using only what would hold up in international courts of law, THE TRIAL OF HENRY KISSINGER outlines atrocities authorized by the former secretary of state in Indochina, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus, East Timor, and in the plight of the Iraqi Kurds, "including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture."
With the precision and tenacity of a prosecutor, Hitchens offers an unrepentant portrait of a felonious diplomat who "maintained that laws were like cobwebs," and implores governments around the world, including our own, to bring him swiftly to justice.

Chile - Promise of Freedom (CD): Freedom Archives Chile - Promise of Freedom (CD)
Freedom Archives; Assisted by Freedom Archives; Performed by Isabel Allende, Ariel Dorfman
R189 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R46 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Chile: Promise of Freedom" features -interviews with Isabel Allende, Ariel Dorfman, Isabel Letelier, and people in global pursuit of the Pinochet/Kissinger cases, as well as the archived voices of Salvador Allende, his supporters, and witnesses of the 1973 coup.

The story documents the events from the rise of the Allende-led Popular Unity government, the bloody coup, the disappeared, and the emerging democratic process.

This exciting two-part CD weaves interview, music, archival recordings, poetry, and analysis to create a gripping tapestry of events.

Based in San Francisco, The Freedom Archives contain over 5000 hours of audio tape recordings, documenting, as they happened, the most turbulent events and important movements from the early '60s to today.

Heading South, Looking North: a Bilingual Journey (Paperback, Open market ed): Ariel Dorfman Heading South, Looking North: a Bilingual Journey (Paperback, Open market ed)
Ariel Dorfman
R285 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R72 (25%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

In this remarkable memoir, Dorfman describes an extraordinary life, torn between the United States, South America, and his Jewish heritage, between English and Spanish, between revolution and repression. Interwoven with the story of how Dorfman switched languages and countries--not once, but three times--is a day-to-day account of his multiple escapes from death during Pinochet's military takeover of Chile in 1973. Combining eight vignettes of his life before 1973 with eight scenes from the coup, Dorfman filters these events through an engaging, hybrid consciousness. A beautifully written and deeply moving auto-biography by one of the "greatest living Latin American writers" (Newsweek), Heading South, Looking North is at once a vivid account of a life as complex and mysterious as the fictional characters Dorfman has created, and an enthralling search for a permanent home, a political cause, and a cultural identity.

Konfidenz (Paperback): Ariel Dorfman Konfidenz (Paperback)
Ariel Dorfman; Introduction by Andrei Codrescu
R261 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R44 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Told almost exclusively through dialogue, Konfidenz opens with a woman entering a hotel room and receiving a call from a mysterious stranger who seems to know everything about her and the reasons why she has fled her homeland. Over the next nine hours he tells her many disturbing things about her lover (who may be in great danger), the political situation in which they are enmeshed, and his fantasies of her. A terse political allegory that challenges our assumptions about character, the foundations of our knowledge, and the making of history, Konfidenz draws the reader into a postmodern mystery where nothing--including the text itself--is what it seems. First published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1995), most recent paperback Vintage (1998).

Thiqah (Konfidenz - Arabic edition) (Arabic, Paperback): Saleh Al-Mani Thiqah (Konfidenz - Arabic edition) (Arabic, Paperback)
Saleh Al-Mani; Ariel Dorfman
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tense and tightly woven, "Konfidenz" is a dramatic novel set in Paris during World War II about a woman whose lover is accused of working for the Resistance. The novel follows nine hours of phone conversations between a woman and a mysterious stranger who seems to know everything about her and the reasons why she fled her homeland. As the dialogue progresses, the man tells her many disturbing things about her and her lover (who may be in great danger), the political situations in which they are enmeshed, and his fantasies of her. Powerful and menacing, "Konfidenz" draws the reader into a post-modern mystery where nothing - including the text itself - is what it seems.

The Empire's Old Clothes - What the Lone Ranger, Babar, and Other Innocent Heroes Do to Our Minds (Paperback): Ariel... The Empire's Old Clothes - What the Lone Ranger, Babar, and Other Innocent Heroes Do to Our Minds (Paperback)
Ariel Dorfman
R523 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R76 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this powerful cultural critique, Ariel Dorfman explores the political and social implications of the smiling faces that inhabit familiar books, comics, and magazines. He reveals the ideological messages conveyed in works of popular culture such as the Donald Duck comics, the Babar children's books, and "Reader's Digest "magazine. "The Empire's Old Clothes" was widely praised when it was first published in 1983. This edition, including a new preface by the author, makes a contemporary classic newly available.

In Case of Fire in a Foreign Land - New and Collected Poems from Two Languages (English, Spanish, Paperback, Bilingual... In Case of Fire in a Foreign Land - New and Collected Poems from Two Languages (English, Spanish, Paperback, Bilingual edition)
Ariel Dorfman; Translated by Edith Grossman
R477 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R67 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the world of Chilean poet Ariel Dorfman, men and women can be forced to choose between leaving their country or dying for it. The living risk losing everything, but what they hold onto--love, faith, hope, truth--might change the world. It is this subversive possibility that speaks through these poems. A succession of voices--exiles, activists, separated lovers, the families of those victimized by political violence--gives an account of ruptured safety. They bear witness to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of personal and social damage in the aftermath of terror. The first bilingual edition of Dorfman's work, "In Case of Fire in a Foreign Land "includes ten new poems and a new preface, and brings back into print the classic poems of the celebrated "Last Waltz in Santiago." Always an eloquent voice against the ravages of inhumanity, Dorfman's poems, like his acclaimed novels, continue to be a searing testimony of hope in the midst of despair.

Desert Memories - Journeys Through the Chilean North (Hardcover): Ariel Dorfman Desert Memories - Journeys Through the Chilean North (Hardcover)
Ariel Dorfman
R390 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R95 (24%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

The Norte Grande of Chile, the world's driest desert, had ''engendered contemporary Chile, everything that was good about it, everything that was dreadful, '' writes Ariel Dorfman in his brilliant exploration of one of the least known and most exotic corners of the globe. For 10,000 years the desert had been mined for silver, iron, and copper, but it was the 19th-century discovery of nitrate that transformed the country into a modern state and forced the desert's colonization.
The mines' riches generated mansions and oligarchs in Chile's more temperate region--and terrible inequalities throughout the country. The Norte Grande also gave birth to the first Chilean democratic and socialist movements, nurturing every major political figure of modern Chile from Salvador Allende to Augusto Pinochet. In this richly layered personal memoir, illustrated with the author's own photographs, Dorfman sets out to explore the origins of contemporary Chile--and, along the way, seek out his wife's European ancestors who came years ago to Chile as part of the nitrate rush. And, most poignantly, he looks for traces of his friend and fellow 1960s activist, Freddy Taberna, executed by a firing squad in a remote Pinochet death camp.

Blake's Therapy (Paperback): Ariel Dorfman Blake's Therapy (Paperback)
Ariel Dorfman
R234 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R15 (6%) Special order

Blake's Therapy is a whirlwind ride through the desires of one man to find something real in a virtual world. After suffering a mental breakdown, Graham Blake checks into the Corporate Life Therapy Institute, where the self-assured, silver-tongued Dr. Carl Tolgate has prepared a strange, shocking, and erotic treatment. Now Blake must find out, before it is too late, who is controlling his life, his company's future, and his own heart.
A work of intense psychological intrigue, Blake's Therapy holds a magnifying glass to one man's life as it unravels in a world of economic turmoil and spiritual crisis.

Other Septembers, Many Americas - Selected Provocations, 1980-2004 (Paperback): Ariel Dorfman Other Septembers, Many Americas - Selected Provocations, 1980-2004 (Paperback)
Ariel Dorfman; Foreword by Tom Engelhardt
R311 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R21 (7%) Special order

Here, in the tradition of Barbara Kingsolver's national best seller "Small Wonder," are reflections on the meaning of America in a time of great crisis. "Let me tell you, America, of the hopes I had for you," Dorfman writes after the fall of the Twin Towers, remembering back to an earlier September 11th in 1973, when he was on the staff of, then President of Chile, Salvador Allende the day he was removed from office and murdered in a coup in which the U.S. government was complicit. "Beware the plague of victimhood, America. . . . Nothing is more dangerous than a giant who is afraid," Dorfman adds. In another essay he asks, "Isn't it time, as war approaches yet again, to tell each other stories of peace over and over again?" Dorfman weaves together sentiment and politics with his sense of the larger historical questions, reminding Americans of our unique role in the world, so different from the one put forward by the current administration: the power to resist and to imagine.

Described by "Newsweek" as "one of the greatest Latin American novelists," American-Chilean author Ariel Dorfman spent much of his childhood growing up in Queens, New York, and other locations in the U.S. As a Latino who writes each of his books in English and Spanish simultaneously, he offers us a bicultural, international perspective like few other American writers. Each of his books explores the relationship between reality and dreams in the many Americas. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and his plays have been staged in more than 100 countries. He writes regularly for a range of publications, including the "L.A. Times, El Tiempo in Madrid, The Nation," and "Granta," to name a few. Many of Dorfman's books are available in Spanish from Seven Stories' Spanish-language imprint, Siete Cuentos Editorial. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Blake's Therapy (Hardcover, A Seven Stories Press 1st ed): Ariel Dorfman Blake's Therapy (Hardcover, A Seven Stories Press 1st ed)
Ariel Dorfman
R396 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R35 (9%) Special order

Blake's Therapy is a whirlwind ride through the desires of one man to find something real in a virtual world. After suffering a mental breakdown, Graham Blake checks into the Corporate Life Therapy Institute, where the self-assured, silver-tongued Dr. Carl Tolgate has prepared a strange, shocking, and erotic treatment. Now Blake must find out, before it is too late, who is controlling his life, his company's future, and his own heart.
A work of intense psychological intrigue, Blake's Therapy holds a magnifying glass to one man's life as it unravels in a world of economic turmoil and spiritual crisis.

Dorfman Ariel : My House in on Fire (Paperback): Ariel Dorfman Dorfman Ariel : My House in on Fire (Paperback)
Ariel Dorfman
R301 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R21 (7%) Special order

In these short stories, Dorfman writes of love and betrayal, of families broken apart by hope and fear, of personal lives invaded by political authority, and of men and women who long for privacy.

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