Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) was known as a Chilean poet who created indescribably beautiful romantic poetry and a diplomat. During the social upheavals, he traveled the world as a diplomat and exile, served as a senator for the Chilean Communist Party, and published more than 35,000 pages of poetry in his native language of Spanish. 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature “for the poetry that the action of elemental force brings to life the living destiny and dreams of the continent”. According to Neruda, the poetry and politics were forever crossed during his life, and his activism could have led to his death. The recent court tests have sparked some speculation that Neruda was killed.
What Kind of Poet He Was?
He was a dinamic writer whose works ranged from poems of sensual love to a historical era. Neruda, greeted as an ordinary human poet, believed that poetry should capture the human condition. Neruda has won numerous awards, including the International Peace Prize (1950), the Stalin Peace Prize (1953), the Lenin Peace Prize (1953), and the Nobel Prize in Literature (1971). However, some critics attacked Neruda for his Stalinist rhetoric and unrestricted, often militant writings. He was called a “bourgeois victim of imperialism” and a “very bad poet.” In its announcement, the Nobel Committee said it had awarded “a controversial author who, not only debating but many, is also controversial.” Still, most of this poet’s poems are very beautiful and sensitive.
Found 20 Unpublished Poems
20 previously unpublished poems by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda were found. Its publishers say it is “a literary event of global significance. The lines of the Nobel Prize winner, whom Gabriel Garcia Marquez called “the most outstanding poet of the 20th century”, were called extraordinary by his publishers. These 20 poems were written by Pablo Neruda at an older age, and their topics range from love lyrics to everyday environments. Poet and academician Pere Gimferrer argues that these poems are full of imaginative power and equate to the best works of Neruda.
Adam Feinstein, who wrote P. Neruda’s biographical book, said it was an extremely exciting discovery. Neruda joked that one day they would go down so far as to print his socks as well. Now they discovered the whole bundle of his poetry, which unknowingly lay in a chest of drawers.
New Version of Death
The famous poet died in 1973 at the age of 69, a bloody coup against Socialist President Salvador Allende by the then Chilean army commander A. Pinochet a few days later. The poet, who was also a prominent member of the Chilean Communist Party, intended to flee to Mexico and lead the resistance against the Pinochet regime from exile. He died at a clinic in Santiago where he was being treated for prostate cancer. The disease was named as the official cause of his death.
Doubts about Neruda’s death arose in 2011 when his former driver and personal assistant stated that a vague injection had been given to the poet’s chest just before his death. It is therefore believed that the poet became a victim of political assassination.