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Isabel Allende Isabel Allende was born in Lima Peru She moved to Chile when she was three years old She received her education in England and went back to Chile to work as a journalist She went into exile after the military coup in 1973 She has written many novels and short stories that have benefited the lives of many women of color Isabel Allende is considered one of the best Latin American authors Isabel Allende is the niece of the assassinated Chilean President Salvador Allende was the founder of the Socialist party and was the Senator of Chile from 1945 to 1970 On September eleventh 1911 there was a military coup and Salvador Allende died defending the presidential palace- this had a huge impact on Isabels life and is reflected in some of her books Ms Allende has written many books like The House of The Spirits The Stories of Eva Luna Paula etc The House of The Spirits tells the fictional story of three generations of an eccentric South American family that resembles her own family She tells the story of her grandmother her mother and all the special women in her life I really enjoyed this book because she explains the change of social and political ideas that transformed her family from one generation to the next In The House of The Spirits Allende tells about a man who was a patriarch and felt powerful therefore he assumed he had control over everything and everyone that lived on his property She also talks about the injustices committed to women by men in most of the third world countries The following paragraph from The House of The Spirits illustrates this concept very clearly He simply used her as a hygienic method for relieving the tensions of the day and obtaining a good nights sleep But the moment came when Panchas pregnancy became obvious even to him He felt repulsed by
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