Reading Circle 53: ‚Violeta‘ by Isabel Allende


Violeta (2022), Isabel Allende

‘One extraordinary woman, 100 years of history, one unforgettable story’

Violeta Del Valle comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family of 5 boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events. The ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth.

Told in the form of a letter to someone Violeta loves above all others, this is the story of a 100-year life – of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, times of both poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Bearing witness to a century of history, it is a life shaped by the fight for women’s rights, and the rise and fall of tyrants.

Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination and sense of humour will carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.”

A journal for Camilo, replacing the many letters she sent him. ‘I love you more than anyone in this world.

As for structure, the book consists of 4 parts…

Exile( 1920-1940) 2. Passion (1940-1960) 3. Absence (1960-1983) 4. Rebirth (1983-2020)

Sandra, Georg and Andrew discuss the course of the action, with several readings from the text.

Music played:

‘Razon de Vivir’ (Victor Jara) ‘Revirado’ (Astor Piazzolla)

Reading Circle

Zur Sendereihe Station


Zur Station
Thema:Literatur Radiomacher_in:Andrew and Sandra Milne-Skinner
Sprache: Englisch