Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature (Johns Hopkins University Press). Apr2011, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p39-45. 7p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
Children's literature, Children's books, Chilean poets, Political science, and Nobel Prize winners
The article describes the influence of the life and work of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda in children's literature in the context of two English and four Spanish books for children. It mentions that the Nobel Laureate's literary accomplishments, political perspectives, and personal affiliations fueled his rise to international fame. The books cited in the article reportedly show not only Neruda's exceptional qualities, but also other authors who write such books.
British Library Journal. Spring1984, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p83-94. 12p.
Presents a list of acquisitions by the Department of Printed Books at the British Library in London, England, from 1980 to 1982. "Poemas a Alicia," by Eduardo Marco; "Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada," by Pablo Neruda; "Noticia de los progressos de nuestra Santa Fe en las Islas Marianas," by Diego Luis de Sanvitores; "Graecorum characterum apicum et abbreviationum explicatio," by Francisco Vergara.
Against the Grain. Dec2011/Jan2012, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p64-64. 2/3p.
Nobel Prize in Literature and Politics & literature
The article profiles the Mexican poet and diplomat Octavio Paz. The author discusses his friendship with Mexican authors Pablo Neruda and Gabriel García Márquez, and his political views about Mexico which he expressed through his poetry. Topics include Paz's book "The Labyrinth of Solitudes," or "El laberinto de la soledad," his receipt of the 1990 Nobel Prize, and his appointment as the Mexican ambassador to India in 1962.
The article reports on the deal signed by nonprofit poetry publisher Copper Canyon Press for two collections of poems by 1971 Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda that have not been previously published in English, "Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda" and "Crepusculario." Topics include comments from Michael Wiegers, executive editor at Copper Canyon, on the deal, how Copper Canyon helped raise the funds for the Neruda books, and Copper Canyon's proposal to the Neruda Foundation.