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 of words.

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