Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda

A Passion for Life

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Baker & Taylor
The first comprehensive English-language biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean author and poet traces his odyssey from a poverty-stricken youth, through his participation in the Spanish Civil War and exile form his own country, through his dedication to Communism and turbulent personal life, to his remarkable literary endeavors. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

The first comprehensive English-language biography of Pablo Neruda, one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century.

Pablo Neruda, the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean writer, was born into a poor family in 1904. His love poems would go on to make him a household name throughout the Spanish-speaking world and win him international acclaim. His remarkable life reads like an adventure story, from his involvement in the Spanish Civil War to his flight as an exile from the security forces of his own country. He was a Communist and a lover of humanity who nevertheless clung to his Stalinist views even after the horrors of the gulag were revealed. He married three times and endured the early death of a daughter; he had countless other love affairs and forged close friendships with some of the greatest writers and artists of his time, notably García Lorca and Picasso.

Adam Feinstein, a journalist and prize-winning translator of Spanish and Latin American poetry, delves into a wealth of published and unpublished accounts of Neruda. Drawing on Neruda's poetic work, on original interviews, and on the extensive writing on Neruda that exists in Spanish, he delivers the first English-language biography to illuminate the personal, political, and artistic life of this beloved writer.



Book News
Drawing on interviews with relatives and friends as well as newfound documents from South America, the US, and the former Soviet Union, Feinstein constructs the first full biography of the charismatic and contradictory Chilean poet. "Pablo Neruda was the antithesis of Jean-Paul Sartre," writes Feinstein, a London-based journalist. "While Sartre felt nausea at the world around him, Neruda felt joy even at the height of his painful and protracted final illness. While Sartre attempted to teach us to find individual freedom through accepting the essential meaninglessness of life, Neruda felt that man--and writers above all--had a duty to embrace life and commit to seeking social justice." Sixteen inset pages display b&w photos spanning Neruda's life. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Holtzbrinck

The first comprehensive English-language biography of Pablo Neruda, one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century.

Pablo Neruda, the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean writer, was born into a poor family in 1904. His love poems would go on to make him a household name throughout the Spanish-speaking world and win him international acclaim. His remarkable life reads like an adventure story, from his involvement in the Spanish Civil War to his flight as an exile from the security forces of his own country. He was a Communist and a lover of humanity who nevertheless clung to his Stalinist views even after the horrors of the gulag were revealed. He married three times and endured the early death of a daughter; he had countless other love affairs and forged close friendships with some of the greatest writers and artists of his time, notably García Lorca and Picasso.

Adam Feinstein, a journalist and prize-winning translator of Spanish and Latin American poetry, delves into a wealth of published and unpublished accounts of Neruda. Drawing on Neruda's poetic work, on original interviews, and on the extensive writing on Neruda that exists in Spanish, he delivers the first English-language biography to illuminate the personal, political, and artistic life of this beloved writer.



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& Taylor

A biography of the Chilean author and poet traces his odyssey from a poverty-stricken youth, through his participation in the Spanish Civil War and exile from his own country, to his remarkable literary endeavors.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, 2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781582344102
1582344108
Characteristics: xii, 497 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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