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Dorfman, Ariel

Works: 388 works in 1,278 publications in 4 languages and 24,325 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Young adult works  Juvenile works  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Host, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Scenarist, Librettist, Director, Other, Recipient, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ8098.14.O7, 863
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Death and the maiden by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,357 libraries worldwide
Gerardo, a lawyer, is asked to investigate the crimes of a dictatorship, while Paulina, his wife, recognizes Roberto as her torturer
The empire's old clothes : what the Lone Ranger, Babar, and other innocent heroes do to our minds by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
<DIV>A classic text that challenges the ideologies behind much popular media, especially media aimed at children, which the Press will be putting back into print with a new preface.</div>
Konfidenz by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
29 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
A novel on the anti-Nazi movement before World War II. Set in Paris, its protagonists are two men and a woman, all three Germans, who in addition to politics are involved in a romantic triangle. By the author of Hard Rain, a Chilean exile
Widows by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 libraries worldwide
Set in a Greek village in 1942, and purportedly written from his imagination by a Danish man before he was picked up by the Gestapo and not seen again, here is Ariel Dorfman's haunting and universal parable of individual courage in the face of political oppression. Widows forms a testament to the disappeared'those living under totalitarian regimes the world over, who are taken away for "questioning" and never return. One by one, the bodies of men wash up on the shore of the river, where they are claimed by the women of the local town as husbands and fathers, even though the faces of the dead men are unrecognizable. A tug-of-war ensues between the local police, who insist that the women couldn't possibly recognize their loved ones, and the women demanding the right to bury their beloveds. As it evolves, the stand-off reveals itself to be a power struggle between love, dignity and honor, and the lesser god of brute force. A lesson in how power really works, and how it can be made to work differently
Some write to the future : essays on contemporary Latin American fiction by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Burning city by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Heller Highland, who is living with his grandparents while his parents are away, burns rubber across Manhattan delivering bad news by bicycle, and as a summer heat wave melts the city, he is struck by first love
How to read Donald Duck : imperialist ideology in the Disney comic by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
23 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Mascara : a novel by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 576 libraries worldwide
Chilean exile Dorfman's latest work (after The Last Song of Manuel Sendero) is a tantalizingly ambiguous web of deceit, intrigue and obsession, its layers of meaning gradually revealed. The first, and longest, part of the book is a paranoic monologue by a nameless man with a face that no one recognizes or remembers. Never loved, even by his own mother because he is so forgettable, he turns his curse to his advantage and spies on others, blackmailing victims with photographs that he takes just when their faces reveal their true natures. His life of carefully constructed obscurity is threatened when he runs his car into that of Dr. Maleverdi, a famous plastic surgeon. Then Oriana, an amnesiac, is left in his keeping and he falls in love with her. But with Oriana, who is being tracked by two shadowy men, he is no longer unnoticed, and he realizes that someone is subverting his entire network of spies and informants. Just when it seems that the narrator is about to reveal the cause of his persecution, the narration switches to another voice, that of Oriana's real mnemonic being, which the narrator has hoped will never surface. A final section is narrated by Maleverdi, who, it turns out, has known of the faceless man since his birth, and has watched over his whole life. "A Sort of Epilogue" tantalizingly concludes but doesn't resolvethe story, and the reader is left in delicious puzzlement. -- Publisher's Weekly
The nanny and the iceberg by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
A picaresque novel on a young man who wants to lose his virginity, mixing sex with Chilean politics. Propelling the hero's quest is his complex vis-à-vis his father, something of a Don Juan
The last song of Manuel Sendero by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( visu )
40 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Fifteen years ago, Paulina Escobar had her life shattered when she was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor. Now, through a chance encounter, she may have found the man responsible for her nightmares and tonight he's going to pay. But how far will she go to get even? And how can she be sure, after so many years, that she has found the right man?
Hard rain by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Blake's therapy : a novel by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
--can't sleep. Faced with difficult choices, Blake turns to bizarre therapy to restore his "clean conscience."
La muerte y la doncella by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 430 libraries worldwide
A play in which a lawyer, Gerardo, is asked to investigate the crimes at a beach house where his wife was one of the victims
Exorcising terror : the incredible unending trial of general Augusto Pinochet by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Covers one of the most important human rights trials of the last 50 years, every twist and turn of the four-year-old trial in Great Britain, Spain, and Chile. For the first time in the twentieth century, a former head of state was being judged by a foreign court. Addresses some of today's burning issues, such as what are the limits of national sovereignty in a globalizing world?
Hacia la liberación del lector latinoamericano by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Chile from within, 1973-1988 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Imaginación y violencia en América; [ensayos] by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
19 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in Spanish and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Para leer al pato Donald by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
75 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Terapia : una novela by Ariel Dorfman( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Graham Blake's insomnia creates havoc in his life as he tries to confront the cause of his sleepless nights with the help of the Corporate Life Therapy Institute under the direction of Dr. Tolgate
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Alternative Names
Dorfman, Ariel
Dorfman-Mattelart, ... 1942-
Dorfman-Nuñez, ... 1942-
Dorfmann, Ariel
Dorfmann, Ariel 1942-
Dūfmān, Iyrīl, 1942-
דארפמאן, אריאל, 1942-
דורפמן, אריאל
ارييل دورفمان، 1942-
ドーフマン, アリエル
ドルフマン, アリエル
English (251)
Spanish (186)
German (9)
French (4)
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