Pablo Neruda: Nobel Prize-Winning Poet (Hispanic Biographies)

3.83 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780766010420: Pablo Neruda: Nobel Prize-Winning Poet (Hispanic Biographies)

-- 100+ page biographies of inspirational Hispanic individuals.
-- Provides readers with glimpses of these interesting and important cultures.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 7 Up-This clearly written and well-documented series entry examines the popular and well-respected Chilean poet/politician. Though the black-and-white photos are often dark or grainy, they are well chosen and provide glimpses of Neruda, his culture, and some of the individuals who played important parts in his life: Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Gabriel Videla, and Salvador Allende. Goodnough may oversimplify some of the man's complexities, but outside of a scholarly biography it's hard to imagine how anyone would not. The fact that students are introduced to political issues is itself something of a real plus in this age of homogenized education. Ending with a chronology, chapter notes, and a list of suggested reading, this slender volume satisfies the needs of beginning report writers and provides a springboard to further research for more experienced students. Except for Neruda's words themselves (and William Carlos Williams's translations), there is no better introduction to the life, work, and times of this glorious poet.
Herman Sutter, Saint Pius X High School, Houston, TX
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist:

Gr. 6^-12. Two equally powerful childhood influences shaped Neruda's personality. From his compassionate stepmother he learned sensitivity, and from his dogmatic father, who vehemently opposed his son's interest in poetry, he learned militant determination. These two extremes emerged in Neruda's writing and even more profoundly in his political activism. Throughout this Hispanic Biographies volume, Goodnough's style fittingly parallels the evolution of Neruda's life. Early chapters are rich in personal details, including a bittersweet interaction with Gabriela Mistral and the subsequent period he spent as a "brooding, solitary, penniless poet." The book's pace increases markedly as Neruda is exiled from Chile and travels the world. Once Neruda returns to his politically volatile homeland, the focus broadens to include the rise and fall of Salvador Allende. Yet even when Neruda isn't mentioned for several pages, his political and artistic influence remains an unmistakably affecting presence throughout this brief, interesting biography. Chronology; chapter notes; glossary. Roger Leslie

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Goodnough
Published by Enslow Publishers (1998)
ISBN 10: 0766010422 ISBN 13: 9780766010420
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Enslow Publishers, 1998. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0766010422

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Goodnough, David
Published by Enslow Publishers
ISBN 10: 0766010422 ISBN 13: 9780766010420
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Elistics
(Anaheim, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Enslow Publishers. Book Condition: New. NEW We here at Elistics have a 100% satisfaction guarentee. We also ship no later than next business day. Thank you for your business. Bookseller Inventory # 11-F-5-00715

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Goodnough, David
Published by Enslow Publishers (1998)
ISBN 10: 0766010422 ISBN 13: 9780766010420
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Enslow Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110766010422

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Goodnough, David
Published by Enslow Publishers
ISBN 10: 0766010422 ISBN 13: 9780766010420
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Enslow Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0766010422 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2005409

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds