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Neruda : the biography of a poet

Author: Mark Eisner
Publisher: New York, NY : ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First ECCO paperback editionView all editions and formats
"The most definitive biography to date of the poet Pablo Neruda, a moving portrait of one of the most intriguing and influential figures in Latin American history"--

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Pablo Neruda; Pablo Neruda
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Eisner
ISBN: 9780062694218 0062694219
OCLC Number: 1042102996
Description: vi, 628 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: To Temuco --
Where the rain was born --
Awkward adolescence --
The young poet --
Bohemian twilights --
Desperate songs --
Dead gallop --
Afar --
Opium and marriage --
An interlude --
Spain in the heart --
Birth and destruction --
I picked a road --
América --
Senator Neruda --
The flight --
Exile and Matilde --
Matilde and Stalin --
Fully empowered --
Triumph, destruction, death --
The flowers that sleep.
Responsibility: Mark Eisner.


and his tumultuous, even controversial, personal life-forming a single cohesive narrative of intimacy and breadth.The fascinating events of Neruda's life are interspersed with Eisner's thoughtful  Read more...


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"Perceptive readings of Neruda's poems are contextualized by an absorbing historical, cultural, and political chronology." -- <em>Kirkus Reviews Read more...

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"VERDICT: A definitive biography and instant classic."

by joni44 (WorldCat user published 2019-11-10) Excellent Permalink

Can't say it better than this (starred) Library Journal review I just came across:

"Pablo Neruda (1904–73) received the 1971 Nobel Prize "for a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a continent's destiny and dreams," to quote the...
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