This article presents information on two books, namely "Canto General," by Pablo Neruda and "Selected Odes of Pablo Neruda," translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. The two new books published by the University of California Press, Jack Schmitt's version of "Canto General," and Margaret Sayers Peden's "Selected Odes of Pablo Neruda," provide a closer look at the poet's work of the 1940s and 1950s-both its glories and its excesses. This was a pivotal period for Neruda--the culmination of one phase of his career and the beginning of another-and these books are important additions to the body of work available in English translation. Written when Neruda was in his 40s, "Canto General," stands at the center of the poet's life and work.
NOBEL Prizes, NERUDA, Pablo, 1904-1973, BRANDT, Willy, 1913-1992, APPELLATE courts, UNITED States. Secret Service, and UNITED States
The article presents editorials focusing on the speculation over possible nominees to the two U.S. Supreme Court vacancies; Noble prizes awarded Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and West Germany Chancellor, Willy Brandt. Neruda received the award for literature and Brandt received the award for peace; The Secret Service, charged with protecting the U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon, appears to be also engaged in the political role of selecting audiences for the President. Few people would deny that the Secret Service should act when the President is directly threatened.
NERUDA, Pablo, 1904-1973, CHILEAN literature, POETS, CULTURE in literature, RATIONALISTS, and ASSIMILATION (Sociology)
In this article the author presents his views about the works of Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda. According to the author, Pablo's books makes the reader conscious about his surroundings. His book, "Residencia en Tierra," contains an astounding variety of earthly things that swim in a sort of murky water. The French poets drove themselves by force into the unconscious because they hated establishment academicism and the rationalistic European culture. But Neruda has a gift, comparable to the fortuneteller's gift for living momentarily in the future, for living briefly in what might be called the unconscious present.
CONFERENCES conventions, NERUDA, Pablo, 1904-1973, POETRY (Literary form), COMMUNISTS, PERFORMING arts audiences, and POETS
This article discusses about the visit of the poet Pablo Neruda, in New York for the PEN International Congress. Neruda, unquestionably the finest poet in the Spanish language, is also unquestionably Communist in a way that few Communist artists are. Neruda is used to the role of great poet and controversial figure, but when he walked on the stage of the 92nd Street YMHA for a poetry reading sponsored by PEN on the hot Saturday night before the congress opened, he was startled and moved by the standing ovation of the audience.
RESIDENCE on Earth (Book), NERUDA, Pablo, 1904-1973, FLORES, Angel, FATIGUE, POETRY (Literary form), and PUBLISHERS publishing
The article presents information on the book "Residence on Earth," by Pablo Neruda. Except for some slips, no doubt the result of occupational fatigue, the translations by Angel Flores of these pieces are exactly as good as the original Spanish. They are not extraordinary, in spite of what the publisher's dust jacket tells people, but rather what is known as "faithful." In two hundred closely printed pages, representing fifty pieces Neruda wrote between 1925 and 1945, there are extremely few good poems. Neruda's verse is without form, usually rhetorical in the bad sense of the word.