The House in the Sand: Prose Poems

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Milkweed Editions, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 122 pages
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Bilingual edition of Neruda's 1966 book of prose poems, set in his beloved Isla Negra. The foreword is by Marjorie Agosin, the afterword by Ariel Dorfman, and the translation by Dennis Maloney and Clark Zlotchew. Published by Milkweed Editions, PO Box 3226, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Nobel Prize on Isla Negra 1963 132

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Pablo Neruda was born Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto in Ferral, Chile on July 12, 1904. In 1923 he sold all of his possessions to finance the publication of his first book, Crepusculario (Twilight), which he published under the pseudonym Pablo Neruda. Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair), which was published the following year, made him a celebrity and allowed him to stop his studies to devote himself to poetry. His other works include España en el Corazón, Canto General, Las Uvas y el Viento, and Para Nacer He Nacido. He received numerous awards including the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson and Pablo Picasso in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953, and the Nobel Prize for Literature for his poetry in 1971. He died of leukemia on September 23, 1973.

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