Neruda: The Poet's Calling by Mark Eisner PDF

By Mark Eisner

The such a lot definitive biography up to now of the poet Pablo Neruda, a relocating portrait of 1 of the main interesting and influential figures in Latin American history

Few poets have captured the worldwide mind's eye like Pablo Neruda. In his local Chile, throughout Latin the USA, and in lots of different components of the realm, his identify and legacy became nearly synonymous with liberation hobbies, and with the language of erotic love.

Neruda: The Poet’s Calling is the made of fifteen years of study by means of Mark Eisner, author, translator, and documentary filmmaker. The ebook vividly depicts Neruda’s huge lifestyles, powerful verse, and ardent trust within the “poet’s legal responsibility” to exploit poetry for social reliable. It braids jointly 3 significant strands of Neruda’s life—his world-revered poetry; his political engagement; and his tumultuous, even debatable, own life—forming a unmarried cohesive narrative of intimacy and breadth.

The interesting occasions of Neruda’s lifestyles are interspersed with Eisner’s considerate examinations of the poems, either as artworks of their personal correct and as mirrors of Neruda’s lifestyles and occasions. the result's a booklet that animates Neruda’s riveting tale in a brand new way—one that gives a compelling narrative model of Neruda’s existence and paintings, undergirded via exhaustive learn, but designed to carry this significant literary determine to a broader audience.

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