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Pablo Neruda ( nə-ROO-də; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo neˈɾuða] ; born Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto; 12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973) was a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924). Neruda occupied many diplomatic positions in various countries during his lifetime and served a term as a senator for the Chilean Communist Party. When President Gabriel González Videla outlawed communism in Chile in 1948, a warrant was issued for Neruda's arrest. Friends hid him for months in the basement of a house in the port city of Valparaíso, and in 1949, he escaped through a mountain pass near Maihue Lake into Argentina; he would not return to Chile for more than three years. He was a close advisor to Chile's socialist president Salvador Allende, and when he got back to Chile after accepting his Nobel Prize in Stockholm, Allende invited him to read at the Estadio Nacional before 70,000 people. Neruda was hospitalized with cancer in September 1973, at the time of the coup d'état led by Augusto Pinochet that overthrew Allende's government, but returned home after a few days when he suspected a doctor of injecting him with an unknown substance for the purpose of murdering him on Pinochet's orders. Neruda died at his home in Isla Negra on 23 September 1973, just hours after leaving the hospital. Although it was long reported that he died of heart failure, the interior ministry of the Chilean government issued a statement in 2015 acknowledging a ministry document indicating the government's official position that "it was clearly possible and highly likely" that Neruda was killed as a result of "the intervention of third parties". However, an international forensic test conducted in 2013 rejected allegations that he was poisoned. It was concluded that he had been suffering from prostate cancer. In 2023, after forensics testing, it was discovered that the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, some strains of which can produce toxins, was present in some of his body. However, the family's claim that the forensic test proved he was poisoned was called into question, as it was not determined that the bacteria in him was even harmful. Neruda is often considered the national poet of Chile, and his works have been popular and influential worldwide. The Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez once called him "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language", and the critic Harold Bloom included Neruda as one of the writers central to the Western tradition in his book The Western Canon. Early life Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto was born on 12 July 1904, in Parral, Chile, a city in Linares Province, now part of the greater Maule Region, some 350 km south of Santiago. His father, José del Carmen Reyes Morales, was a railway employee, and his mother Rosa Neftalí Basoalto Opazo was a school teacher who died two months after he was born on 14 September. On 26 September, he was baptized in the parish of San Jose de Parral. Neruda grew up in Temuco with Rodolfo and a half-sister, Laura Herminia "Laurita," from one of his father's extramarital affairs (her mother was Aurelia Tolrà, a Catalan woman). He composed his first poems in the winter of 1914. Neruda was an atheist. Literary career Neruda's father opposed his son's interest in writing and literature, but he received encouragement from others, including the future Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral, who headed the local school. On July 18, 1917, at the age of 13, he published his first work, an essay titled "Entusiasmo y perseverancia" ("Enthusiasm and Perseverance") in the local daily newspaper La Mañana, and signed it Neftalí Reyes. From 1918 to mid-1920, he published numerous poems, such as "Mis ojos" ("My eyes"), and essays in local magazines as Neftalí Reyes. In 1919, he participated in the literary contest Juegos Florales del Maule and won third place for his poem "Comunión ideal" or "Nocturno ideal." By mid-1920, when he adopted the pseudonym Pablo Neruda, he was a published author of poems, prose, and journalism. He is thought to have derived his pen name from the Czech poet Jan Neruda, though other sources say the true inspiration was Moravian violinist Wilma Neruda, whose name appears in Arthur Conan Doyle's novel A Study in Scarlet. In 1921, at the age of 16, Neruda moved to Santiago to study French at the Universidad de Chile with the intention of becoming a teacher. However, he soon devoted all his time to writing poems, and with the help of well-known writer Eduardo Barrios, he managed to meet and impress Don Carlos George Nascimento, the most important publisher in Chile at the time. In 1923, his first volume of verse, Crepusculario (Book of Twilights), was published by Editorial Nascimento, followed the next year by Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and A Desperate Song), a collection of love poems that was controversial for its eroticism, especially considering its author's young age. Both works were critically acclaimed and have been translated into many languages. A second edition of Veinte poemas appeared in 1932. In the years since its publication, millions of copies have been sold, and it became Neruda's best-known work. Almost 100 years later, Veinte Poemas is still the best-selling poetry book in the Spanish language. By the age of 20, Neruda had established an international reputation as a poet but faced poverty. In 1926, he published the collection tentativa del hombre infinito (venture of the infinite man) and the novel El habitante y su esperanza (The Inhabitant and His Hope). In 1927, out of financial desperation, he took an honorary consulship in Rangoon, the capital of the British colony of Burma, then administered from New Delhi as a province of British India. Later, mired in isolation and loneliness, he worked in Colombo (Ceylon), Batavia (Java), and Singapore. In Batavia the following year, he met and married (December 6, 1930) his first wife, a Dutch bank employee named Marijke Antonieta Hagenaar Vogelzang (born as Marietje Antonia Hagenaar), known as Maruca. While he was in the diplomatic service, Neruda read large amounts of verse, experimented with many different poetic forms, and wrote the first two volumes of Residencia en la Tierra, which include many surrealist poems. In 1950, Neruda wrote a famous poem, “United Fruit Company,” referencing The United Fruit Company, founded in 1899, that controlled many territories and transportation networks in Latin America. He was a communist who believed corporations such as this were exploiting Latin America and hurting them. The corporation was corrupt and had a quest for wealth, .... Discover the Pablo Neruda popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Pablo Neruda books.

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  • Pablo Neruda - Quotes Collection synopsis, comments

    Pablo Neruda - Quotes Collection

    Quotes Metaverse

    PABLO NERUDA QUOTES COLLECTIONBIOGRAPHY, ACHIEVEMENTS AND LIFE LESSONSABOUT PABLO NERUDAPablo Neruda, born Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto on July 12, 1904, in Parral, Chile, was a...

  • O Livro das Respostas Contrapontos ao Libro de las Preguntas de Pablo Neruda synopsis, comments

    O Livro das Respostas Contrapontos ao Libro de las Preguntas de Pablo Neruda

    Diógenes da Cunha Lima

    De grande criatividade poética, Diogenes da Cunha Lima, instigado pelo escritor Veríssimo de Melo, aceitou o desafio de responder às perguntas feitas pelo poeta chileno Pablo Nerud...

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    In the Midst of Winter

    Isabel Allende

    New York Times and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from presentday Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile a...

  • Micii eroi - Pablo Neruda synopsis, comments

    Micii eroi - Pablo Neruda

    Cloe Blanco

    Majoritatea eroilor pe care îi cunoaștem sunt fiinţe extraordinare, înzestrate cu puteri magice și purtând pe umeri o capă care flutură în vânt. Există însă și eroi în carne și oas...

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    The Complete Memoirs

    Pablo Neruda, Hardie St. Martin & Adrian Nathan West

    The classic memoir of the Nobel Prize–winning poet, now expanded with newly discovered materialSouthern Chile was an open frontier when the beloved poet Pablo Neruda was born there...

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    The Japanese Lover

    Isabel Allende

    From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, “a magical and sweeping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Fr...

  • La guerrilla literaria y otras escaramuzas. Pablo de Rokha. Vicente Huidobro. Pablo Neruda synopsis, comments

    La guerrilla literaria y otras escaramuzas. Pablo de Rokha. Vicente Huidobro. Pablo Neruda

    Faride Zerán

    La denominada "guerrilla literaria" es un episodio de la historia cultural de Chile que tuvo como protagonistas a tres grandes exponentes de su poesía: Vicente Huidobro, Pa...

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    A Long Petal of the Sea

    Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor & Amanda Hopkinson

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the afte...

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    Mark Eisner

    A Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography  The most definitive biography to date of the poet Pablo Neruda, a moving portrait of one of the most intrigui...

  • Tras las huellas de Pablo Neruda synopsis, comments

    Tras las huellas de Pablo Neruda

    Greg Dawes

    Con estos ensayos de los mas nombrados criticos de la obra de Pablo Neruda aqui reunidos, este libro pretende rindirle homenaje al gran critico de la obra del Premio Nobel chileno,...

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    She Walks in Beauty

    Caroline Kennedy

    In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex a...

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    The Monkey Grammarian

    Octavio Paz, Ilan Stavans & Helen R. Lane

    Nobel Prize–winner Octavio Paz offers a dazzling mind journey to the sources of poetry. Poet, diplomat, writer, philosopher, hailed as an “intellectual literary oneman band” by the...

  • The Impossible Will Take a Little While synopsis, comments

    The Impossible Will Take a Little While

    Paul Rogat Loeb

    More relevant than ever, this seminal collection of essays encourages us to believe in the power of ordinary citizens to change the world In today's turbulent world it's hard not t...

  • The Poetry of Pablo Neruda synopsis, comments

    The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

    Pablo Neruda

    The Poetry of Pablo Neruda offers the most comprehensive Englishlanguage collection ever by "the greatest poet of the twentieth centuryin any language" (Gabriel García Márquez)."I...

  • The Penguin Book Of Spanish Verse synopsis, comments

    The Penguin Book Of Spanish Verse

    Penguin Books Ltd

    'You have dark eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness'. Spanish poetry is astonishing in its richness and variety. This anthology covers the two great flowerings of Spanish verse...

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    The Lusiads

    Luís Vaz de Camões & William Atkinson

    First published in 1572, The Lusiads is one of the greatest epic poems of the Renaissance, immortalizing Portugal's voyages of discovery with an unrivalled freshness of observation...

  • Poems That Make Grown Men Cry synopsis, comments

    Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

    Anthony Holden & Ben Holden

    A lifeenhancing tour through classic and contemporary poems that have made men cry: “The Holdens remind us that you don’t have to be an academic or a postgraduate in creative writi...

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    Of Love and Shadows

    Isabel Allende

    This profoundly moving tale of love, bravery, and tragedy by New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende brings to life a country ruled with an iron fistand the men and women ...

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    The Stories of Eva Luna

    Isabel Allende

    Told in the voice of Isabel Allende’s beloved character Eva Luna, a “distinctive, powerful, and haunting” (Los Angeles Times) collection of short fiction by one of the most iconic ...

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    The Dreamer

    Pam Muñoz Ryan & Peter Sis

    Pura Belpré Award WinnerA tender, transcendent, and meticulously crafted novel from Newbery Honoree, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and threetime Caldecott Honoree, Peter Sís!From the time he is ...

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    Chilean Poet

    Alejandro Zambra & Megan McDowell

    A NEW YORKER BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A WALL STREET JOURNAL TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR ONE OF NPR’S “BOOKS WE LOVE”“A tender and funny story about love, family and the peculiar position ...

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    The House of the Spirits

    Isabel Allende

    “ absorbing and distinguished work...The House of the a unique achievement, both personal witness and possible allegory of the past, present, and futur...

  • Pablo Neruda, la cipolla e le lacrime del compagno Alicata synopsis, comments

    Pablo Neruda, la cipolla e le lacrime del compagno Alicata

    Andrea De Simone & Tonino Scala

    Una sfida culinaria a base di cipolle tra Pablo Neruda e il dirigente comunista Mario Alicata, che all’epoca dell’esilio a Capri del grande poeta cileno, era colui che nel partito ...

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    The FSG Poetry Anthology

    Jonathan Galassi & Robyn Creswell

    To honor FSG's 75th anniversary, here is a unique anthology celebrating the riches and variety of its poetry listpast, present, and futurePoetry has been at the heart of Farrar, St...

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    Pablo Neruda

    Francesco De Vito

    L’ebook che ti racconta la vita di uno dei più grandi poeti del Novecento Pablo Neruda si definì un poeta che “intingeva la penna nel sangue invece che nell’inchiostro”. Ha vinto i...

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    Selected Poems

    Fernando Pessoa

    The writing of Fernando Pessoa reveals a mind shaken by intense inner suffering. In these poems he adopted four separate personae: Alberto Caeiro, Alvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis an...

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    Ten Poems to Change Your Life

    Roger Housden

    Great poetry calls into question everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It opens us to pain and joy and delight. It amazes, startl...

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    Pablo Neruda

    Dominic Moran

    Pablo Neruda (1904–73) is one of Latin America’s best known poets, adored by readers for the passionate love lyrics written during his early years in his native Chile, and respecte...

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    Pablo Neruda

    Adam Feinstein

    The first authoritative biography of the most enduring poet of the twentieth century 'This is a magnificent biography' HAROLD PINTER 'Feinstein's biography is fue...

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    Pablo Neruda

    Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Partez à la découverte de Pablo Neruda avec ce Grand Article Universalis !Auprès de Gabriela Mistral, de César Vallejo, de Nicolas Guillén, le Chilien Pablo Neruda représente une d...

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    All Fires the Fire

    Julio Cortázar & Suzanne Jill Levine

    “One of the most adventurous and rewarding collections since the publication of Cortázar’s own Blowup.” Los Angeles Times A traffic jam outside Paris lasts for weeks. Che Guevara a...

  • Pablo Neruda and the U.S. Culture Industry synopsis, comments

    Pablo Neruda and the U.S. Culture Industry

    Teresa Longo

    In this compelling collection, Teresa Longo gathers a diverse group of critical and poetic voices to analyze the politics of packaging and marketing Neruda and Latin American poetr...

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    Eva Luna

    Isabel Allende

    “A remarkable novel” (The Washington Post) from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende’s introducing her most enchanting creation, Eva Luna: a lover, a writer, a revoluti...

  • The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy synopsis, comments

    The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy

    John Brehm

    Over 125 poetic companions, from Basho to Billy Collins, Saigyo to Shakespeare.The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy received the Spirituality & Practice Book A...

  • Una vida en varios poemas synopsis, comments

    Una vida en varios poemas

    Pablo Prone

    ¿Creés que es posible revelar nuestros mayores secretos y sentimientos mediante las palabras?¿Te sentiste en algún momento identificado con un poema?En Una vida en varios poemas, e...

  • Sublime Blue synopsis, comments

    Sublime Blue

    Pablo Neruda

    A translation of Pablo Neruda’s early collections of odes, this book features poems that are addressed to hope and to gloom, to numbers and to the atom, to blue flowers and to arti...

  • Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair synopsis, comments

    Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair

    Pablo Neruda

    Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair) es una de las más célebres obras del poeta chileno Pablo Neruda (19041973). Publicado en 1...

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    Aurora Leigh

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Aurora Leigh (1856) is an epic novel/poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The poem is written in blank verse and encompasses nine books (the woman's number, the number of the Si...