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About Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende is a celebrated Chilean-born American writer who gained international reputation with a number of novels, most notably 1982's The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espíritus) and 2002’s City of the Beasts (La ciudad de las bestias). She is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of her time.
With her first husband, Miguel Frías, she mothered two children: Nicolas and Paula Frías Allende, who tragically died at the age of 29. Her second marriage was to Willie Gordon. The marriage lasted from 1988 to 2015.
In 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama bestowed her with America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her other notable awards and honors include winning Chile’s National Literature Prize in 2010 and receiving an induction into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004.
She officially became a citizen of the United States in 1993.
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Famous quotes by Isabel Allende
All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.Isabel Allende
Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed.Isabel Allende
For real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men.Isabel Allende
Giving women education, work, the ability to control their own income, inherit and own property, benefits the society. If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper, the village prospers, and eventually so does the whole country.Isabel Allende
I am an American citizen and it is my home now. I like the U.S.A., which is not a place too many people have liked since Bush. The U.S. has a young population, and everything can change within a year.Isabel Allende
I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.Isabel Allende
I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the 'message,' even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form.Isabel Allende
I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.Isabel Allende
I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.Isabel Allende
If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it will be women who make it so.Isabel Allende
In times of conflict, war, poverty or religious fundamentalism, women and children are the first and most numerous victims. Women need all their courage today.Isabel Allende
The fact that I am a writer comes from the experience of being cut away from my roots and living in Venezuela, where I couldn't find a place for myself, for years and years.Isabel Allende
What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.Isabel Allende
Women have always been courageous... They are always fearless when protecting their children and in the last century they have been fearless in the fight for their rights.Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende's Popularity
Isabel Allende is a famous Chilean author, who was born on August 2, 1942. As a person born on this date, Isabel Allende is listed in our database as the 44th most popular celebrity for the day (August 2) and the 69th most popular for the year (1942).
People born on August 2 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Isabel Allende is the 1452nd most popular Leo.
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