Neruda: A Poet's Legacy
The Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda died in 1973, but his
poetic legacy is enduring. Scholar Enrico Mario Santi, professor of
Spanish and Latin American literature at Georgetown University, provides
original insights into the life and world of this most instinctive and
humane of poets. Santi highlights his exposition with a reading and
analysis of "Ars Poetica," a poem from Neruda's "Residence on Earth"
cycle of poems, which exhibits superbly the ironic sense of this very
special writer. By the conversation's end one is aware that the Neruda
legacy is passionate conviction, humane concern, and a love for the beauty
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