In Isla Negra Pablo Neruda set out to explore his landscape, his roots and experience in an attempt to gather into unity the various â€œlivesâ€ he had left behind in the huge span of his writing career. From the more than a hundred poems he created a poetic autobiography centred round his home of Isla Negra. Neruda had come to consider Isla Negra, a small village on the Pacific coast of Chile, as the centre of his world. The poems move from childhood impressions and awakenings through his early loves, travels and the dawning of his political awareness to self-scrutiny and self-definition. Among their variety Neruda embraces the apparent contradictions of his life. Through-out the poems present and past interact, and this collection becomes the most revealing of Nerudaâ€™s long career. The poems of Isla Negra display the astonishing abundance of the human imagination when mingled with memory.
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Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) is regarded by many as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Born in rural Chile he moved to the capital, Santiago, and published his first book in 1923. During the 20s and 30s he served as a diplomat and was ambassador to Spain at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. This event profoundly changed his writing style to one of addressing social and political concerns. He returned to Chile in 1938 but spent many years in exile due to political conditions. Neruda won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1971. Dennis Maloney is a poet, translator,and landscape architect. His books of translation include The House In the Sand and Isla Negra by pablo Neruda, The Naked Women by Juan Ramon Jimenez, and There is No Road: Proverbs of Antonio Machado.Language Notes:
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Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110374177597
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0374177597 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1926829