De Donde Fue Pablo Neruda

The Early Life of Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda, born Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto, was born on July 12th, 1904 in Parral, Chile. His father was a railroad worker and his mother was Josefina del Carmen Basoalto. After his father died when Neruda was two, his mother decided to continue to raise their three daughters and Neruda alone. Neruda soon became obsessed with discovering new poetry and explored his passion for literature in the library of La Internacional. He always enjoyed the time he spent reading and quickly made a name for himself in the literary world. As a young adult, Neruda moved to Santiago, Chile in order to attend the University of Chile.

The Writing of Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda started writing poems in 1919. His writing was very emotional and personal, taking inspiration from the Chilean landscapes and nature, as well as the people he encountered. His early writings used traditional poetic structures but as he grew older, his writing chose to explore more abstract and complex forms. Neruda’s work often focused on the themes of love, politics, and nature. He was even able to combine elements of surrealism and abstractionism in his work, making it highly interesting and artistic. Eventually, Neruda developed his own style and became one of the most influential poets of the 20th century. His works were popular in many countries, particularly his home country, Chile.

Neruda’s Political Career

In 1945, Pablo Neruda was appointed as the Chilean consul to Mexico. In 1948, Neruda ran for the Chilean senate and won. As a senator, Neruda ran on a platform advocating for the rights of workers and peasants. He was also a key supporter of Salvador Allende, the leader of the Socialist Party in Chile. He was a vocal opponent of the military coup that saw Allende removed from power in 1973. His views often won him praise from the left-wing in Chile, but also caused him to be constantly viewed as a threat by the military government. Despite this, Neruda remained an outspoken advocate of democracy and human rights throughout his career.

The Nobel Prize and the Death of Pablo Neruda

In 1971, Pablo Neruda was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. This was one of the highest honors a writer could receive and brought much attention to his works and Chile. In 1973, Neruda died at age 69 due to complications from prostate cancer. His death was much mourned in Chile, and his legacy has lived on throughout the country and the world. His poetry and writings are still cherished today, and he is considered one of the most influential and important poets of the 20th century.

Nerudian Legacy

In his native Chile, Pablo Neruda is revered as one of the country’s greatest poets and is remembered for his courage in speaking out against injustice. His works have influenced many poets and artists around the world. In addition, Neruda also left an impressive collection of political writings, essays and memoirs that have enabled successive generations of Chileans to understand the turbulent history of their country. In addition, his work has been made available in various languages, making it easier for international audiences to appreciate the beauty of his works.

Memorials to Pablo Neruda

In remembrance of his contribution, multiple memorials to Pablo Neruda have been erected in his native Chile. The Pablo Neruda Foundation was established in 2001 to promote the preservation and appreciation of the poet’s legacy. The beach at Isla Negra is home to the Neruda Museum, where many of his written works are on display. In 2010, a bronze statue of Neruda was erected in Isla Negra, with a dedication plaque honoring him. The university at Valparaiso hosts an annual “Pablo Neruda International Poetry Prize”. Numerous schools, streets and plazas throughout Chile also bear his name.

International Recognition of Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda is well respected in the international community and is considered one of the most influential poets of the 20th century. His work has been translated into many languages, making it accessible to people all over the world. In 1999, the United Nations recognized his achievement when they declared his birthday as “International Poetry Day” in honor of his work.

Conclusion: Global Appreciation of Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda is remembered as one of Chile’s greatest literary figures and as a champion of human rights. His works have deeply impacted the world of poetry, and his legacy of courage and resistance remains alive today. Through his work, he was able to reach a global audience, inspiring people around the world with the beauty of his words.

Dannah Hannah is an established poet and author who loves to write about the beauty and power of poetry. She has published several collections of her own works, as well as articles and reviews on poets she admires. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a specialization in poetics, from the University of Toronto. Hannah was also a panelist for the 2017 Futurepoem book Poetry + Social Justice, which aimed to bring attention to activism through poetry. She lives in Toronto, Canada, where she continues to write and explore the depths of poetry and its influence on our lives.

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