Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda

by Adam Feinstein

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Pablo Neruda by Adam Feinstein

Adam Feinstein's book is the first English-language biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Relating Neruda's remarkable life story and delving into the literary legacy of the man Gabriel Garcia Marquez called "the greatest poet of the twentiehth-century-in any language," Feinstein uncovers the details of this icon's artistic output, political engagement, friendships with a pantheon of important 20th-century artistic and political figures, and many loves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596917811
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/08/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 510
Sales rank: 974,211
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Adam Feinstein is a prize-winning translator of Spanish and Latin American poetry, as well as a journalist and broadcaster specializing in foreign affairs. He lives in London.
Adam Feinstein has published articles on Spanish and Latin American literature in many newspapers and magazines, and has translated the work of Federico García Lorca and Mario Benedetti for Modern Poetry in Translation. He has worked for the Latin American Service of the BBC and has been a London correspondent for one of Spain's leading national daily newspapers, El Mundo. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
List of Illustrationsix
Introduction1
1Secrets, shadows, wine and rain 1904-203
2A bohemian in Santiago 1921-2725
3Asian desolation: 1927-3251
4Back home, new battles--and Buenos Aires 1932-3481
5Spanish sorrow--the turning-point 1934-37104
6A life-saving mission 1937-40130
7Mexican magic, marriage, a tragic telegram and a mordant badger 1940-43150
8From the rich heights of Machu Picchu down to the poverty of the driest place on Earth 1943-48171
9'A year of blind rats'--Neruda in hiding 1948-49202
10Delia and Matilde--an Eastern European juggling act 1949-52236
11Return the conquering hero 1952-59284
12The new regime 1959-66320
13The other Cuban crisis 1966-68343
14The Nobel Prize--and a last, passionate love 1968-72359
15The final years--and a posthumous gift 1972-73391
Notes423
Select Bibliography451
Copyright Acknowledgements467
Index471

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