Music is a wind that blows away the years, memories, and fear, that crouching animal I carry inside me.
The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
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|Birth:||2nd August, 1942|
|Profession:||Author, Journalist, Novelist|
Isabel Allende was born in Lima, Peru. She is a Chilean-American author, novelist and journalist. She has been called "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author". Beginning in 1967, she was on the editorial staff of Paula magazine, and of the children's magazine Mampato from 1969 to 1974, where she later became the editor. As a journalist, she once sought an interview with Pablo Neruda, a notable Chilean poet. During her time in Venezuela, she was a freelance journalist for El Nacional in Caracas from 1976 to 1983 and an administrator of the Marrocco School in Caracas from 1979 to 1983. She has written several novels include: The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Infinite Plan, Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia, City of the Beasts, Forest of the Pygmies, Zorro, Inés of My Soul, Island Beneath the Sea, Maya's Notebook, and The Japanese Lover. Her nonfiction works, including Paula(memoir), Aphrodite(memoir), My Invented Country(memoir), and The Sum of Our Days(memoir). In 2004, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2010, she received Chile's National Literature Prize. President Barack Obama awarded her the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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