Numerous critics have praised Neruda as the greatest poet writing in the Spanish language during his lifetime. Born Ricardo Eliezer Neftali Reyes y Basoalto, Neruda adopted the pseudonym under which he would become famous while still in his early teens. He grew up in Temuco in the backwoods of southern Chile. In he left southern Chile for Santiago to attend school, with the intention of becoming a French teacher but was an indifferent student.
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Numerous critics have praised Neruda as the greatest poet writing in the Spanish language during his lifetime. Born Ricardo Eliezer Neftali Reyes y Basoalto, Neruda adopted the pseudonym under which he would become famous while still in his early teens. He grew up in Temuco in the backwoods of southern Chile.
In he left southern Chile for Santiago to attend school, with the intention of becoming a French teacher but was an indifferent student. This work quickly marked Neruda as an important Chilean poet. Mixing memories of his love affairs with memories of the wilderness of southern Chile, he creates a poetic sequence that not only describes a physical liaison, but also evokes the sense of displacement that Neruda felt in leaving the wilderness for the city. Neruda took this established mode of comparison and raised it to a cosmic level, making woman into a veritable force of the universe.
In , he embarked on a real journey, when he sailed from Buenos Aires for Lisbon, ultimately bound for Rangoon where he had been appointed honorary Chilean consul. A poet filled with mysterious voices that fortunately he himself does not know how to decipher. At the same time … poets like Rafael Alberti and Miguel Hernandez, who had become closely involved in radical politics and the Communist movement, helped politicize Neruda.
He later served in France and Mexico, where his politics caused less anxiety. Neruda felt that the belief that one could write solely for eternity was romantic posturing.
Florence L. The poem explores the psychic agony of lost love and its accompanying guilt and suffering, conjured in the imagery of savage eroticism, alienation, and loss of self-identity. Man is out of control, like someone hallucinating one-night stands in sordid places. But … his dramatic and rhetorical skills, better his ability to speak out of his circumstances, … was consummate. In his best poetry of which there is much he speaks on a scale and with an agility unrivaled in Latin America.
However, party leaders recognized that the poet needed time to work on his opus, and granted him a leave of absence in Later that year, however, Neruda returned to political activism, writing letters in support of striking workers and criticizing Chilean President Videla.
The poet is always present throughout the book not only because he describes those events, interpreting them according to a definite outlook on history, but also because the epic of the continent intertwines with his own epic. He produced an ideological work that largely transcended contemporary events and became an epic of an entire continent and its people.
Neruda began to try to speak to everyday people simply and clearly, on a level that anyone could understand. He wrote poems on subjects ranging from rain to feet. We look at the object, handle it, turn it around, all the sides are examined with love, care, attention. This is, in many ways, Neruda … at his best. He withdrew his nomination, however, when he reached an accord with Socialist nominee Salvador Allende.
It was while Neruda was serving in Paris that he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, in recognition of his oeuvre. Poor health soon forced the poet to resign his post, however, and he returned to Chile, where he died in —only days after a right-wing military coup killed Allende and seized power. In retrospect at least his rejection of the path of the maestro, the critic, the rationalist was carefully calculated.
There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. The collection draws from 36 different translators, and some of his major works are also presented in their original Spanish.
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