We all view the world from our own personal experience. For most of us that means we understand September 11th to mean one particular thing. For Ariel Dorfman, September 11th was in 1973 and represents a day that his dream was also deferred. But it was a different dream; that of a free and democratic Chile, which would begin to end on that day. Subsequent events would ultimately lead him into exile and into a 17 year search to define himself, define what it means to be human and what compassion courage and reconciliation are really all about.
Dorfman takes us with him on that journey in his new memoir Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile My conversation with Ariel Dorfman: