The House of the Spirits
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A biography of Chile's greatest poet from the Nobel Foundation, which includes links to his Nobel lecture and to a picture of his Nobel diploma.
The Guardian provides an interactive guide to the 1973 coup.
Movie or TV Productions
The 1993 film version of the novel stars lots of big names, including Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, Meryl Streep, and even Antonio Banderas as the studly Pedro Tercero García.
A relatively recent independent movie about Salvador Allende's place in the history of Chile.
In which the reviewer, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, grudgingly admits that The House of the Spirits is a pretty good book.
A slightly more favorable review, written by Alexander Coleman, a professor of Latin American Literature at New York University.
Bill Moyers interviews Allende.
Isabel Allende talks about women and feminism.
In all its cheesiness.
A slideshow of photos taken before and after the 1973 military coup in Chile. But be warned: some of these pictures may depict violence.
The movie poster for the film version of The House of the Spirits, which was released in 1993.