POETRY (Literary form), DISSIDENT art, DEMOCRATS, and AGITATION (Psychology)
The article focuses on the poetry of Pablo Neruda which has the power to astonish and appall, awaken and chill us and leave us shaking our heads in bafflement or respect. It mentions Neruda changed, and his circumstances changed and he could be a monster of egotism and a courageous dissident, a purblind Stalinist and a Roosevelt democrat. It also mentions poetry incarnates these shifts and siftings and restless experiments.
The article aims at proposing a reflection about the intelectual and literary pathways of Jorge Amado, Pablo Neruda and Nicolás Guillén taken as a highly relevant dimension in the construction of stories of reception but ignored by Literature History. Being leftist intellectuals, committed with the social issues of their times, these writers became reference in their countries and abroad as being in favor of democracy and against dictatorial regimes. They were brought together by their public attitude as well as in their intelectual lives and were extraordinarily applauded by the people in general. As a result, they expanded significantly the reception of their literary production throughout several generations of readers which leads to think of their political engagement (SARTRE, 2004) as a powerful tool in formation of an audience. The discussion in this article seeks support in the theory of reception (JAUSS, 2009), stories of literature (MOREIRA, 2002; OLINTO, 2002) and historical writing (BURKE, 1992). [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Alpha: Revista de Artes, Letras y Filosofía. dic2017, Issue 45, p309-320. 12p.
CHILEAN poetry, CHILEAN poets, INFLUENCE (Literary, artistic, etc.), HISTORY, POLITICS & literature, 20TH century, and HISTORY & criticism
El artículo presenta una crítica de las obras del poeta chileno Pablo Neruda, con un enfoque en sus "Obras Completas." El autor comenta sobre los aspectos y la representación política de sus poemas y examina su carrera desde principios del siglo 20 en Chile. También se consideran sus influencias y sus relaciones con otros escritores, como Pablo de Rokha.
South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. Sep2016, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p608-625. 18p.
FANTASY, COMMUNISM, and POETS
Building on recent analyses of futurity, I argue that the Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz's communist affiliation created new routes of movement, new threats of confinement, and at different moments, produced significantly different visions of the future. Part one unearths the ‘grammar of futurity’ in Faiz's prison verses (1951–54), which I compare with those of the Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. Part two examines Faiz's travelogue of his 1973 visit to Cuba, which reveals his aspirations for Pakistan's future. Faiz's enduring political and cultural utility, I conclude, is bound up with the ambiguous nature of futurity offered in his writing. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]