National Review. 7/12/1966, Vol. 18 Issue 28, p665-666. 2p.
INTELLECTUALS, INTELLECT, NERUDA, Pablo, 1904-1973, SILONE, Ignazio, 1900-1978, POETS, DRAMATISTS, ESSAYISTS, CONFERENCES conventions, NEW York (N.Y.), and NEW York (State)
Reports on the 34th International Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists (PEN) Congress held in New York City. Disagreement of the intellectuals on a number of first principles that haven't been called into question since postwar Stalinism made skeptics of most people; Regret of Arthur Miller at the unexplained absence of Russian delegation; Objections made by Pablo Neruda against Ignazio Silone's definition of the intellectual as the leader against the totalitarian state; Answers on what intellectuals do with literature.
National Review Bulletin. 4/13/1971, Vol. 23 Issue 14, pB55-B55. 1/4p.
AMBASSADORS, CAREER development, NERUDA, Pablo, 1904-1973, POETS, ALLENDE Gossens, Salvador, 1908-1973, PRESIDENTS, PARIS (France), and FRANCE
The article reports on the appointment of poet and communist Pablo Neruda by Chilean President Salvador Allende as his ambassador to Paris, France. Neruda's admirers commented regarding his appointment by citing his poem entitled "Canto General," which states that only fools were appointed as ambassador.