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Overview

A biography of the noted Chilean poet, written by a Chilean novelist who was Neruda's friend and confidante for many years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292781245
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 08/01/1992
Series: Texas Pan American Series
Pages: 524
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.17(d)

About the Author

Volodia Teitelboim (1916-2008) was a noted Chilean politician and lawyer, as well as the author of numerous books.

Beverly J. DeLong-Tonelli is Professor Emerita of Romance Languages and Literature at California State University, Long Beach.

Table of Contents

  • Translator’s Foreword
  • Preliminary Note
  • Part One. From Rain to War
    • I. Frontier Boy
      • 1. Visiting His Mother
      • 2. Farewell to Parral
      • 3. Return
      • 4. A Camp City
      • 5. His “Momother”
      • 6. The Brusque Father
      • 7. I Don’t Know How or When . . .
      • 8. A Dream?
      • 9. Childhood Friends
      • 10. The First Poet
      • 11. The Ostrich
      • 12. A Boy Knocks on Gabriela’s Door
      • 13. Stammering Poet
      • 14. Boy and Pianos
      • 15. His Brother’s Birthday
      • 16. Beginnings
      • 17. Prose Writer of Necessity?
    • II. Twilight Youth
      • 18. The Crazy Twenties
      • 19. Unamuno and Patriotism’s Stockholders
      • 20. Boardinghouses and Tenements
      • 21. Maruri and Twilights
      • 22. Why “Neruda”?
      • 23. The Student
      • 24. Friendship and Bohemia
      • 25. Flown Away
      • 26. Pablo de Rokha
      • 27. The Girl from Temuco
      • 28. Women and Their Poems
      • 29. Incandescent Pollen
      • 30. A Tomb for Birds
      • 31. The Girl from Santiago
      • 32. A Strange Violator of Secrets
      • 33. Love and Poetry
      • 34. The Verse Changes: The Woman Remains the Same
      • 35. Letters as Confession and Anguish
      • 36. The Period of the Sturgeon-thin Poet
      • 37. Farewell
      • 38. Crisis in Bohemia
      • 39. The Lazy Man Who Works Like a Factory
      • 40. Writers and Elephants
      • 41. To the Islands
      • 42. Departure
    • III. Anguish and Creation in the Orient
      • 43. Pressures from Afar
      • 44. Responsibilities in Batavia
      • 45. Family Letters
      • 46. Vigils and Dreams on the Crossing
      • 47. Solitude in Burma
      • 48. Ambitions and Desires
      • 49. Messages from a Castaway
      • 50. Doubts in Rangoon
      • 51. Realism in Residence
      • 52. Letters from the Orient
      • 53. Solemn Communique
      • 54. Return to “Maligna”
    • IV. Writing in the School of Hard Knocks
      • 55. The Poet and the Mask
      • 56. Song of Songs?
      • 57. Two-man Bullfight
      • 58. Arrival at the Main Office
      • 59. Two Unique Consuls
      • 60. Misfortunes
      • 61. “Ant” or “Neighbor”?
      • 62. Dogs and Poets
      • 63. A Warm Welcome
      • 64. Affinities
      • 65. Controversies
      • 66. Rectification
      • 67. The Polemic over the Anthology and Tagore’s Gardener
      • 68. A Heavyweight Fighter
      • 69. On the Eve . . .
      • 70. Execution in Viznar
      • 71. Why the Change?
      • 72. The Book on Spain
      • 73. The Poet in the Street and a Femme Fatale
      • 74. Literary Passions
      • 75. President of Intellectuals
      • 76. Water of Life and Death
  • Part Two. Passion and Death
    • V. His Discovery of America
      • 77. Accursed Cities
      • 78. Elections in Chile
      • 79. Houses
      • 80. Operation “Salvage”
      • 81. The Winnipeg Adventure Continues
      • 82. Reflection of the Spanish Experience
      • 83. Repentance
      • 84. Magical and Violent Country
      • 85. Mexican Miscellany
      • 86. Battles, Serenades, and Slashes
      • 87. Ascent to Origins
      • 88. Personal and Extrapersonal Meaning of Machu Picchu
      • 89. Four Journeys
      • 90. An Unusual Speech
      • 91. Congressional Debut
      • 92. The Problem of Time
      • 93. The Honorable Mr. Reyes Praises Lucila Godoy Alcayaga
      • 94. Pro Memoria
      • 95. Strange Waltz
      • 96. The Great Somersault
      • 97. The Poet Accuses
      • 98. Clandestine Life
      • 99. Looking for a Way Out
      • 100. Preparations in the Forest
      • 101. Toward the Ends of the Earth
    • VI. The World Voyage
      • 102. Saint Martin of Free Men
      • 103. The Charge to Publish the General Song
      • 104. Parisian Debut
      • 105. Europe Makes a Discovery
      • 106. The Wind of the Old New World
      • 107. Farewell to the Senate
      • 108. Encounter with Pushkin
      • 109. The Verse Underlined by a Young Suicide
      • 110. Love and Phlebitis
      • 111. Conversation with Exiles
      • 112. Italian Interlude
      • 113. The Two-headed Woman
      • 114. Polygamy and Disinformation
      • 115. Welcome at Home
      • 116. The Intellectuals Gather
      • 117. Joy and Sadness of Sofré the Bird
      • 118. Tales and Tallies
      • 119. The Prize Adventure
      • 120. Donations, Foundations, and Equivocations
    • VII. Narrator of Himself
      • 121. Fifty Hurrahs and Two Condemnations
      • 122. Houses and Women
      • 123. The Breakup
      • 124. The Invisible Man Makes an Appearance
      • 125. The War of Less Than a Hundred Years
      • 126. Exchanging Titles
      • 127. Neruda Yes, Neruda No
      • 128. Clear Days and Cloudy Ones
      • 129. Sebastiana and Wine Pitchers
      • 130. The Party Man
      • 131. Epistles
      • 132. A Forgotten Heroine
      • 133. Earthquake in His Childhood Land
      • 134. History’s Bearded Men
      • 135. The Joking Bird
      • 136. Outlines
      • 137. Airy and Earthly Poetry
      • 138. Mysterious Simultaneity of Ideas
      • 139. Three-dimensional Man
      • 140. With the Turk and the Spaniard
      • 141. Civil Registry Official
      • 142. The Burden of Fame
      • 143. Summing Up and Self-analysis
      • 144. His Companion William Shakespeare
      • 145. Feet Blue with Cold
      • 146. The Book of the Bountiful Table
      • 147. Kites
      • 148. The Impersonator
      • 149. Paparazzi Ire at the Nuptial Hour
      • 150. The Mythical Bandit
      • 151. Jorge Sanhueza
      • 152. Real Birds and Riddle Birds
      • 153. The House with the Blue Flag
      • 154. The Lilt of the Barcarole
      • 155. The Mapuche Trutruca Horn and the Troubadour
      • 156. The Shell Collector
      • 157. A Bit of Philosophy
      • 158. Standard Bearer
      • 159. An Unusual Campaign
      • 160. A Deaf Old Man with an Accordion
      • 161. The Poet and His Century
      • 162. Interdisciplinary Madmen
      • 163. The City of the Caesars
      • 164. Stones, Wait for Me!
      • 165. Midnight Speech and Morning Conversation
    • VIII. The Song of the Ancient Mariner
      • 166. Upsetting News
      • 167. The Swedish Decision
      • 168. Flashbulb Time
      • 169. Jubilation at Home
      • 170. Red Corpuscles
      • 171. Revelation
      • 172. A Castle in the Air
      • 173. Futurism’s Sister
      • 174. The Albatross Country
      • 175. Projects and Relapses
      • 176. Araucanian Stone
      • 177. The Cantalao Dream
      • 178. Tapestries of the Poor
      • 179. Revised Dedications
      • 180. On Alert
      • 181. The Overcoat
      • 182. Posthumous Work
      • 183. Memoirs and Manuscripts
      • 184. Farewell
      • 185. Death in the Midst of Death
      • 186. The Errant Coffin
      • 187. Unwelcome Visitors
      • 188. The Cortege
      • 189. Until We Meet Again!
      • 190. It So Happens I Will Live On
      • 191. Postscript of 12 July 1984
      • 192. Six Months Later
  • Notes
  • Index of Names

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