Ariel Dorfman

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Ariel Dorfman

Born in Buenos Aires on May 6, 1942, Ariel Dorfman is an Argentine-Chilean-American novelist, playwright, essayist, academic, and human rights activist. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, plays, operas, musicals, poems, journalism and essays in both Spanish and English. His most recent books are the novels Darwin’s Ghosts and Cautivos, as well as the children’s story, The Rabbits’ Rebellion. He contributes regularly to major newspapers and magazines around the world and is active in the defense of human rights.

This year marks the anniversaries of two drastically different events that loomed all too large in my life. The first occurred a…

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