Uncategorized | July 13, 2004

Yesterday marked the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Pablo Neruda. Chileans were gripped by Neruda Fever, as the President and other dignitaries boarded a “Poet’s Train” before awarding medals to dozens who have worked to translate and disseminate Neruda’s works. But while it seems that the many love poems of Neruda may be easiest to celebrate, it is Canto General, Neruda’s long long poem about Latin America, that should be remembered and read.

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