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Pablo Neruda - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Pablo Neruda

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Pablo Neruda, writer and poet; twentieth century Chilean Literature and poetry
Pablo Neruda   (1904 - 1973)
 
Category:  Chilean Literature
 
Born:  July 12, 1904
Parral, Chile
 
Died:  September 23, 1973
Santiago, Chile
 
Related authors:
Jorge Luis Borges
 
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Pablo Neruda - LIFE STORIES
 
 
7/12/1904     Pablo Neruda's Chile
On this day in 1904, Pablo Neruda was born in Parral, Chile, as Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. The headmistress of his hometown high school was Gabriela Mistral, Chile's other Nobel winner; when he was sixteen years old, Neruda knocked on her door, handed over his poems, and returned three hours later to receive her judgment that he was "indeed a true poet."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
100 Love Sonnets: Cien Sonetos de Amor
poetry
 
Machu Picchu
by Barry Brukoff (Photographer), Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Stephen Kessler (Translator)
poetry, photography
 
Memoirs
memoirs
 
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
poetry
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Pablo Neruda: Absence and Presence
by Luis Poirot, Alastair Reid (Translator)
biography, photography
 
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"Elementary Odes"
Find English-language translations of:

  • "Ode To Conger Chowder"

  • "Ode To Wine"

  • "Ode To Tomatoes"

  • "Ode To Maize"

  • "Ode To a Large Tuna in the Market"

  • "Ode To a Chestnut on the Ground"

  • "Ode To an Artichoke"

  • "Ode To a Lemon"

  • "Ode To Salt"
  • Academy of American Poets
    Find a biography, poetry, bibliography, and links. Selected poems include "Nothing But Death," and an excerpt from The Book of Questions.

    "In 1952 the government withdrew the order to arrest leftist writers and political figures, and Neruda returned to Chile and married Matilde Urrutia, his third wife (his first two marriages, to Maria Antonieta Haagenar Vogelzang and Delia del Carril, both ended in divorce). For the next twenty-one years, he continued a career that integrated private and public concerns and became known as the people's poet."
    Pablo Neruda
    Features a biography, information about the poet's literary influences (Walt Whitman, William Shakespeare, Federico Garcia Lorca, Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel de Cervantes, and William Blake), a bibliography, and discussion of themes in Neruda's works.

    "Even in times of great happiness, however, Neruda tended to slip dark imagery into his poetry. Indeed, read in a different light, even his love poems can be seen as a subtle but powerful cry against life's tragedies. Neruda's periods of happiness were interspersed with times of extreme depression, which often resurfaced during his travels in Europe and Asia. Neruda was often forced by politics or financial troubles to abandon his friends, his country, and even his wives; in such times the passion he had reserved for these loves often turned inward and resulted in a gnawing loneliness. ... The ups and downs in Neruda's personal life led him to seek out and attempt to describe the essence of life. It was in this quest for understanding and oneness that he most closely resembled, and sometimes mimicked, Whitman...."
    Pablo Neruda Resources, University of Chile
    A Spanish-language website produced by the Universidad de Chile. Offers an extensive overview of Neruda's life and accomplishments.
    Pablo Neruda, 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature
    Neruda was awarded the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature "for a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a continent's destiny and dreams." Visit the official Nobel website for an author biography, Neruda's Nobel Lecture and Diploma, and other resources.
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