Pablo Neruda was born on July 12, 1904, in Parral, Chile, the son of a railway employee and a teacher. His mother died shortly after his birth. Resources from and the paint a general picture of the life of the great poet. In Spanish, the University of Chile presents, on its , the different life stages of the poet, with a collection of photographs. Using these sources, and in particular, the Neruda biography available through the , answer the biographical questions, below.
New York Times Book Review critic Selden Rodman, in the EDSITEment-reviewed resource , said, “No writer of world renown is perhaps so little known to North Americans as Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.” As unknown as he may be, Neruda has been praised as the greatest Spanish-speaking poet of his lifetime. An interview with the poet in Spanish is available through the University of Chile. You can use this to learn more about the poet and his creative process. You can also hear the poet some of his most famous poems in Spanish on this page from the same site. Finally, with the help of and page from the Nobel website, answer the following questions about Neruda:
Twenty years after my first class at Casa Hispana, I began my translation of Pablo Neruda's "100 Sonnets of Love," a collection of sonnets written to Neruda's wife Matilde. Each one of these poems is a flash of light, a lightning strike of love.
Pablo Neruda's poem, "The Me Bird," is the Chilean writer's ode to a "bird of a single feather." The words are gorgeous enough, but Brazilian design a...
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