In the name of Ariel Dorfman: Bono name-drops Chilean expat writer during Raleigh U2 show

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The author of Death and the Maiden, Heading South, Looking North and many other works (Wikipedia Commons)
  • The author of Death and the Maiden, Heading South, Looking North and many other works (Wikipedia Commons)

CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM/ RALEIGH—As U2 ended its 18-song set Saturday night at Raleigh's Carter-Finley Stadium, Bono, the band's frontman, dedicated the night's singing to Ariel Dorfman, the Chilean-American novelist and poet who's taught at Duke University for more than two decades. In 1998, Bono, along with playwright Harold Pinter, contributed his voice to Deadline, a fictional film set to two of Dorfman's poems. The evening included a litany of such dedications, including one to the brother of guitarist The Edge and to members of the United States military in attendance. Still, for a band that  hasn't played North Carolina in 26 years, the Dorfman nod was the most surprising of them all. A full review of the show will be posted soon.


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