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Pablo Neruda

Full Name: Pablo Neruda
Gender: Male
Hometown: Parral
Born: 1904-07-12
Died: 1973-09-23
Number of Works: 245
Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. Neruda assumed his pen name as a teenager, partly because it was in vogue, partly to hide his poetry from his father, a rigid man who wanted his son to have a "practical" occupation. Neruda's pen name was derived from Czech writer and poet Jan Neruda; Pablo is thought to be from Paul Verlaine. With his works translated into many languages, Pablo Neruda is considered one of the greatest and most influential poets of the 20th century.

Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surrealist poems, historical epics, and overtly political manifestos. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature, a controversial award because of his political activism. Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez once called him "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language."

On July 15, 1945, at Pacaembu Stadium in São Paulo, Brazil, he read to 100,000 people in honor of Communist revolutionary leader Luís Carlos Prestes. When Neruda returned to Chile after his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Salvador Allende invited him to read at the Estadio Nacional before 70,000 people.

During his lifetime, Neruda occupied many diplomatic posts and served a stint as a senator for the Chilean Communist Party. When Conservative Chilean President González Videla outlawed communism in Chile, a warrant was issued for Neruda's arrest. Friends hid him for months in a house basement in the Chilean port of Valparaíso. Later, Neruda escaped into exile through a mountain pass near Maihue Lake into Argentina. Years later, Neruda was a close collaborator to socialist President Salvador Allende.

Neruda was hospitalized with cancer at the time of the Chilean coup d'état led by Augusto Pinochet. Three days after being hospitalized, Neruda died of heart failure. Already a legend in life, Neruda's death reverberated around the world. Pinochet had denied permission to transform Neruda's funeral into a public event. However, thousands of grieving Chileans disobeyed the curfew and crowded the streets. Neruda's funeral became the first public protest against the Chilean military dictatorship.

ISBN: 0143039962, 9780143039969
Keywords: despair, song, poems, love, twenty
Pages: 80
Published: 1924
  • Rating: 80%

PFirst published in 1924, iVeinte poemas de amor y una cancioacute;n desesperada/i remains among Pablo Neruda's most popular work. Daringly metaphorical and sensuous, this collection juxtaposes youthful passion with the desolation of grief. Drawn from the poet's most intimate and personal associations, the poems combine eroticism and the natural world with the influence of expressionism and the genius of a master poet. This edition features the newly corrected original Spanish text, with masterly English translations by award-winning poet W. S. Merwin on facing pages.
ISBN: 0292760280, 9780292760288
Keywords: pan, american, series, texas, amor, sonnets, cien, sonetos, love
Pages: 232
Published: 1959
  • Rating: 80%

PAgainst the backdrop of Isla Negra #151; the sea and wind, the white sand with its scattering of delicate wild flowers, the hot sun and salty smells of the Pacific #151; Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda sets these joyfully sensual poems in celebration of his love. The subject of that love#58; Matilde Urrutia de Neruda, the poet's "beloved wife."PPAs popular in the Hispanic world as the poet's renowned citeTwenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair/cite, citeOne Hundred Love Sonnets/cite has never before been published in its entirety in English translation. The reason for this astonishing n
ISBN: 0374529604, 9780374529604
Keywords: neruda, pablo, poetry
Pages: 1040
Published: 1963
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0872864286, 9780872864283
Keywords: poems, selected, neruda, essential
Pages: 200
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

PNew translations of Neruda's most important poems, gathered to celebrate the centennial of his birth.
ISBN: 0811215806, 9780811215800
Keywords: verses, captain
Pages: 176
Published: 1952
  • Rating: 80%

New Directions celebrates the Pablo Neruda Centennial. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pablo Neruda's birth, New Directions is pleased to announce the reissue of a classic work in a timeless translation by Donald D. Walsh and fully bilingual. Residence on Earth is perhaps Neruda's greatest work. Upon its publication in 1973, this bilingual publication instantly became "a revolution... a classic by which masterpieces are judged" (Review). "In Residence on Earth," wrote Amado Alonso, "the tornado of fury will no longer pass without lingering, because it will
ISBN: 0821220802, 9780821220801
Keywords: bilingual, things, common, odes
Pages: 152
Published: 1974
  • Rating: 80%

PA bilingual collection of 25 newly translated odes by the century's greatest Spanish-language poet, each accompanied by a pair of exquisite pencil drawings. From bread and soap to a bed and a box of tea, the "odes to common things" collected here conjure up the essence of their subjects clearly and wondrously. 50 bw illustrations.
ISBN: 0811204677, 9780811204675
Keywords: earth, residence
Pages: 359
Published: 1972
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0613365771, 9780613365772
Keywords: poems, selected
Pages: Unknown
Published: 1961
  • Rating: 80%

In his long life as a poet, Pablo Neruda succeeded in becoming what many poets have aspired to but never achieved: a public voice, a voice not just for the people of his country but for his entire continent. Widely translated, he probably reached more readers than any poet in history; justly so, for, as he often said, his "poet's obligation" was to become a voice for all those who had no voice, an aspiration that stemmed from his long-time commitment to the communist faith. Born in 1904 in the rainy south of Chile, he enjoyed from an early age the luck of attention. One of his first
ISBN: 0786881488, 9780786881482
Keywords: neruda, pablo, poems, love
Pages: 48
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1556591608, 9781556591600
Keywords: questions, book
Pages: 96
Published: 1977
  • Rating: 80%

PA new edition of Neruda's famous iBook of Questions,/i a Copper Canyon bestseller.