Neruda & Modern Latin American Literature
Program #EDWJ001. Recorded in Boulder, CO on May 09, 1985.Pablo Neruda of Chile, 1904-1973, won the Nobel Prize in 1971. Jorge Edwards, a Chilean writer, discusses Neruda's vast literary output. Edwards, who knew Neruda, describes how his work evolved from early romantic poetry to, after the Spanish Civil War, radical and political. Edwards has great insight into Neruda and the nuances and textures of his poetry ranging from Spain in My Heart to The Heights of Macchu Picchu. His influence was felt throughout Latin America. Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez called Neruda "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language." Interviewed by David Barsamian.
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Produced by David Barsamian as part of The World Poetry series.
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