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Transcript of Pablo Neruda
Died September 23,1973 1923 He sold all his finances to publish
his first book, Crepusculario (Twilight). The following year his book Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada ( Twent Love Poems and a Song of Despair) Celebrity The two books made Neruda some what of a celebrity
and at the age of twenty he gave up his studies and devoted himself writing. Political Life In 1927 he began his life long career as a diplomat in the Latin American tradition of honoring poets with diplomatic assignments. 1933-After serving on the consul in Berma he was named Chilean Consul in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1936- Spanish Civil War caused an yeild in his poetic and political development but also encouraged his book about the execution of a soldier called Espana en el Corazon.
1937- His outspoken sympathy caused him to be recalled from Madrid. He then returned to Europe to help republican refugees in the United States.
1938- He began his political activity and began writing again. He was put on Chilean Consul to Mexico
1943- Elected to senate and joined communist party but communism was soon outlawed and he went into hiding where he wrote Canto General (1950)
1952- The government withdrew the warrant for his arrest and he returned to Chile and married Matilde Urrutia.
Popular Works Canto General (1950)
Twenty Poems and a Song of Despair (1969)
Twenty Poems (1967)
Espana en el Corazon (1937)
Style Sensous songs of Love.
Tender odes to the sea
Melancholy lyrics of loss
Striking images that catch the ecstasies and torments of young love.
Leukemia He died in Santiago, Chile on Sept. 23, 1973 " I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightfowardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way."