Isabel Allende is a Chilean writer, living in The United States
, with a lot of success worldwide. She is not
the daughter of former Chilean President
Salvador Allende as some might believe, but rather the daughter of a cousin of his; a mistake easy to make, since Salvador Allende does
have a daughter named Isabel Allende
, currently a politician and senator in Chile.
She has written a lot of books, but in this wiki, only The House of the Spirits
, Of Love And Shadows
and Eva Luna
have their own page. Which is a shame, because her books are entertaining for the right audience. She also wrote a well-received novel about Zorro
, outlining his early years.
Which brings us to the sensitive topic. Due to some Hype Backlash
and the concept of True Art
for some people, she is very much a Love It or Hate It
author. The press has lauded her many times, but people like critic Harold Bloom or fellow writer Roberto Bolaņo
have bashed her numerous times. In her native country, the vitriol is ten times more accentuated
, specially considering how heavily some of her books lean towards What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?
So, you know the rule we use here
: when you add something, be as neutral as you can.