Memoirs

Pablo Neruda; Translated by Hardie St. Martin

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

0374527539

9780374527532

Trade Paperback

384 Pages

$18.00

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Internationally recognized and celebrated as few poets have ever been, Neruda composed modernist poems on universal concerns, writing passionately and prolifically about love, nature, the beauty of one's homeland (in his case, Chile), and the personal and political wages of existence. In his memoirs, first published after his death in 1973, he looked back on his far-flung adventures to amplify these themes. As this new edition of the Memoirs makes plain, Neruda led a life that was as extraordinary as his art—a life that was in itself a significant part of the history of our time.

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"[Neruda] is an irresistible story-teller . . . There is the warmth, humor, humanity in these Memoirs of a great poet."—Victor Howes, The Christian Science Monitor

"A sort of distilled essence of [Neruda] in both substance and form . . . The starting point for all future biographers."—Robert Maurer, Saturday Review

"Some of the descriptions of places—India, China, Mexico especially—are brilliant, but it is Chile that emerges most clearly with lights and shadows."—Selden Rodman, National Review

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Pablo Neruda (1904-73), one of the renowned poets of the twentieth century, was born in Parral, Chile. He shared the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson and Pablo Picasso in 1950, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971.
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  • Pablo Neruda; Translated by Hardie St. Martin

  • Pablo Neruda (1904-73), one of the renowned poets of the twentieth century, was born in Farral, Chile. He shared the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson and Pablo Picasso in 1950, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971.
  • Pablo Neruda
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