“Violeta” is a 2022 novel by acclaimed Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende. The book is a fictional autobiography that tells the story of Violeta Del Valle and her experience of the various upheavals of the 20th century. Through Violeta’s eyes, the book recalls events that took place in an unnamed South American country over the span of 100 years. The book has been translated into Farsi by Ali Salami.
Isabel Allende is a celebrated Chilean writer whose works often incorporate elements of magical realism. Her novels, including “The House of the Spirits” and “City of the Beasts,” have been widely successful and have earned her the reputation of being “the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author.”
In 2004, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2010 she was awarded Chile’s National Literature Prize. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Allende’s writing is often based on her personal experiences and historical events, and her books frequently pay homage to the lives of women. She weaves together elements of myth and realism to create powerful stories that resonate with readers around the world. Fluent in English, Allende has lectured and toured many U.S. colleges to teach literature. She became a U.S. citizen in 1993, having lived in California since 1989 with her former American husband.
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