Neruda by Mark Eisner Summary
A Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography The most definitive biography to date of the poet Pablo Neruda, a moving portrait of one of the most intriguing and influential figures in Latin American history Few poets have captured the global imagination like Pablo Neruda. In his native Chile, across Latin America, and in many other parts of the world, his name and legacy have become almost synonymous with liberation movements, and with the language of erotic love. Neruda: The Poet’s Calling is the product of fifteen years of research by Mark Eisner, writer, translator, and documentary filmmaker. The book vividly depicts Neruda’s monumental life, potent verse, and ardent belief in the “poet’s obligation” to use poetry for social good. It braids together three major strands of Neruda’s life—his world-revered poetry; his political engagement; and his tumultuous, even controversial, personal life—forming a single cohesive narrative of intimacy and breadth. The fascinating events of Neruda’s life are interspersed with Eisner’s thoughtful examinations of the poems, both as works of art in their own right and as mirrors of Neruda’s life and times. The result is a book that animates Neruda’s riveting story in a new way—one that offers a compelling narrative version of Neruda’s life and work, undergirded by exhaustive research, yet designed to bring this colossal literary figure to a broader audience.
The Power of the Word by N.A Summary
This book brings together twelve authors who look at the concept of the ""word"" from several different perspectives, inspiring in the reader a sense of wonder - to think of the lowly word, which we toss away in yesterday's newspaper, which we ignore on street signs, which we utter without giving a thought to the consequences of the power carried by the word. Moving from a psycholinguist explanation of the acquisition of language, the volume presents the function of the word in ""bad"" jokes, in ...
Neruda: el llamado del poeta by Mark Eisner Summary
Un convincente retrato biográfico de una de las figuras más fascinantes e influyentes en la historia de América Latina, Pablo Neruda. Pocos poetas han capturado la imaginación mundial como Pablo Neruda. En su país natal, Chile, como en toda América Latina y en muchas otras partes del mundo, su nombre y su legado se han convertido casi en un sinónimo de movimientos de liberación, y con el lenguaje del amor erótico. Este libro es el producto de quience años de investigación por Mark Eisner, escritor, traductor y director de documentales. El libro describe vívidamente su vida, prosa intensa y creencias fervientes en la «obligación del poeta» de usar la poesía para el bien social. Combina tres ámbitos principales de la vida de Neruda: su poesía aclamada mundialmente; su participación política; y su tumultuosa e incluso controversial vida personal; formando una narrativa coherente de intimidad y amplitud. Los acontecimientos fascinantes de la vida de Neruda se intercalan el análisis profundo de Eisner acerca de los poemas, tanto como obras de arte y como reflejo de la vida y época de Neruda. El resultado es un libro que trae a la luz la fascinante historia de la vida de Neruda de una manera nueva, que ofrece una atractiva versión narrativa de la vida y las obras de Neruda, apoyada en una investigación exhaustiva, pero diseñado para presentar esta colosal figura literaria a un público más amplio.
The Latin American Literary Boom and U.S. Nationalism During the Cold War by Deborah N. Cohn Summary
During the 1960s and 1970s, when writers such as Julio Cortazar, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa entered the international literary mainstream, Cold War cultural politics played an active role in disseminating their work in the United States. Deborah Cohn documents how U.S. universities, book and journal publishers, philanthropic organizations, cultural centers, and authors coordinated their efforts to bring Latin American literature to a U.S. reading public during this period, when interest in the region was heightened by the Cuban Revolution. She also traces the connections between the endeavors of private organizations and official foreign policy goals. The high level of interest in Latin America paradoxically led the U.S. government to restrict these authors' physical presence in the United States through the McCarran-Walter Act's immigration blacklist, even as cultural organizations cultivated the exchange of ideas with writers and sought to market translations of their work for the U.S. market.
The Wonder of Aging by Michael Gurian Summary
Bestselling author and renowned family counselor Michael Gurian teaches you how to embrace aging and life after fifty through this spiritual and comprehensive guide. The topic of aging after fifty is frequently only discussed in terms of health—what are the physical symptoms that come with advanced age, and what can we do about them? The Wonder of Aging, however, aims to look at aging in a new way—as something that is positive, showing how miraculous our second half of life can be. Gurian divides life after fifty into four stages: Stage 1: The Age of Transformation. This is the stage of life from the late forties to approximately sixty. Stage 2: The Age of Distinction. This stage of life lasts from approximately sixty to seventy-five. Stage 3: The Age of Completion. This stage involves completing our life-journey, both together (if we are still coupled) and alone, if our spouse has passed on or if we are divorced. He developed these stages in response to both scientific and anthropological information, and in response to the needs of his clients, who sought help in understanding where they were and what to expect in the second half of life. With updated research and anecdotes to help you discover a new paradigm for aging, you can understand how aging affects you physically, mentally, relationally, and spiritually, and how to celebrate these changes holistically and healthfully.
Tes pieds je les touche dans l'ombre by Pablo NERUDA Summary
Obscure est la nuit du monde sans toi mon amour, et c'est à peine si j'aperçois l'origine, à peine si je comprends le langage, avec difficulté je déchiffre les feuilles des eucalyptus. P. N. Quarante ans après la disparition du Prix Nobel chilien, la fondation Pablo Neruda a exhumé, à l'issue d'un important travail de catalogage de ses archives, vingt et un poèmes demeurés jusqu'à ce jour inédits. Saluée dans le monde entier comme un événement littéraire de premier ordre, cette découverte consacre Pablo Neruda comme un poète inépuisable par l'ampleur, la force et la postérité de son oeuvre. À la lecture de ces textes écrits entre 1956 et 1973, chacun entendra résonner, par-delà le tombeau, la voix si puissante et familière de celui qui incarne à jamais une foi inébranlable en l'amour humain.
Blood by Gil Anidjar Summary
Blood, according to Gil Anidjar, maps the singular history of Christianity. As a category for historical analysis, blood can be seen through its literal and metaphorical uses as determining, sometimes even defining Western culture, politics, and social practices and their wide-ranging incarnations in nationalism, capitalism, and law. Engaging with a variety of sources, Anidjar explores the presence and the absence, the making and unmaking of blood in philosophy and medicine, law and literature, and economic and political thought from ancient Greece to medieval Spain, from the Bible to Shakespeare and Melville. The prevalence of blood in the social, juridical, and political organization of the modern West signals that we do not live in a secular age into which religion could return. Flowing across multiple boundaries, infusing them with violent precepts that we must address, blood undoes the presumed oppositions between religion and politics, economy and theology, and kinship and race. It demonstrates that what we think of as modern is in fact imbued with Christianity. Christianity, Blood fiercely argues, must be reconsidered beyond the boundaries of religion alone.
In the Nature of Cities by Nik Heynen,Maria Kaika,Erik Swyngedouw Summary
The social and material production of urban nature has recently emerged as an important area in urban studies, human/environmental interactions and social studies. This has been prompted by the recognition that the material conditions that comprise urban environments are not independent from social, political, and economic processes, or from the cultural construction of what constitutes the 'urban' or the 'natural'. Through both theoretical and empirical analysis, this groundbreaking collection offers an integrated and relational approach to untangling the interconnected processes involved in forming urban landscapes. The essays in this book attest that the re-entry of the ecological agenda into urban theory is vital both in terms of understanding contemporary urbanization processes, and of engaging in a meaningful environmental politics. They debate the central themes of whose nature is, or becomes, urbanized, and the uneven power relations through which this socio-metabolic transformation takes place. Including urban case studies, international research and contributions from prominent urban scholars, this volume will enable students, scholars and researchers of geographical, environmental and urban studies to better understand how interrelated, everyday economic, political and cultural processes form and transform urban environments.
I Explain a Few Things by Pablo Neruda Summary
"Laughter is the language of the soul," Pablo Neruda said. Among the most lasting voices of the most tumultuous (in his own words, "the saddest") century, a witness and a chronicler of its most decisive events, he is the author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America's most revered writers, the emblem of the engaged poet, an artist whose heart, always with the people, is literally consumed by passion. His work, oscillating from epic meditations on politics and history to intimate reflections on animals, food, and everyday objects, is filled with humor and affection. This bilingual selection of more than fifty of Neruda's best poems, edited and with an introduction by the distinguished Latin American scholar Ilan Stavans and brilliantly translated by an array of well-known poets, also includes some poems previously unavailable in English. I Explain a Few Things distills the poet's brilliance to its most essential and illuminates Neruda's commitment to using the pen as a calibrator for his age.
Making Poetry Matter by Sue Dymoke,Andrew Lambirth,Anthony Wilson Summary
Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.
Fifty Odes by Pablo Neruda Summary
Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by George Schade. This bilingual edition of FIFTY ODES by Pablo Neruda, lovingly translated by Latin American scholar George Schade belongs in the collection of every serious poetry lover. Neruda magically transforms everyday objects, from dogs to dictionaries, into essential elements of an always amazing and surprising world. Alastair Reade, dean of Latin-American-poetry translators, declares, "These translations have the same fizziness, the same physical excitement, that Pablo Neruda has."