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.
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.