Presentation on theme: " Fiorella Quispe April26,2012. Pablo was Born on July 12, 1904, in Parral, Chile. When Pablo was barely 15 years old, he became a published poet."— Presentation transcript:
Pablo was Born on July 12, 1904, in Parral, Chile. When Pablo was barely 15 years old, he became a published poet. Pablo was named Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes. Changed his name to Pablo Neruda
These and other activities brought her into conflict with Pinochet's government, which continually sought to curtail Neruda's influence.
Neruda was invited to speak at the International PEN Conference in 1966 and, despite the fact that he was officially banned from the United States, he was granted a special visa to attend. Chilean leader Pinochet tried to outlaw the public from attending Neruda’s funeral, but thousands of people broke curfew and attended anyway. This is considered the first public protest against Chilean dictators
He was a surrealist poet, probably the greatest Chile has ever produced -- reason why he got the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature. He also had a political streak in him.
Always I am not jealous of what came before me. Come with a man on your shoulders, come with a hundred men in your hair, come with a thousand men between your breasts and your feet, come like a river full of drowned men which flows down to the wild sea, to the eternal surf, to Time! Bring them all to where I am waiting for you; we shall always be alone, we shall always be you and I alone on earth, to start our life! Pablo Neruda