June 8, 2010

Intro to Pablo Neruda

When I Was A Boy Neruda Called Me Policarpo
by Poli Délano

Chilean writer Poli Délano remembers poet Pablo Neruda in this unusual memoir. o Pablo, as Délano called him, was an eccentric: owning a ferocious pet badger, having a taste for iguana, grasshoppers, and ants (he was very disappointed at not eating monkey), and taking part in a restaurant brawl. Interpersed among the tales are some of Neruda's poems, which I'm afraid I didn't understand. A brief biography of Neruda ends the book.

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