A Song of Despair
by Pablo Neruda
A Song of Despair Resources
Find out all about his major award, which is much cooler than a leg-shaped lamp.
This site has a brief bio, with lots n' lots o' links!
The original Spanish version set to music—let's have a sing-along!
Check out this emotional reading of Neruda's poem.
Neruda recites some of the other poems from this collection in his signature, hypnotic style.
Part one of six of a cool documentary on the poet's life and work.
Listen to this radio program on Neruda's super-exciting life.
Here's a reading of the poem by another famous Latin American poet, Jaime Sabines.
The book of poems in Spanish and English, in case your love interest lives south of the border.
The original, unadulterated poems, in all their glory.
Neruda on Neruda: his life story.
Here's a photograph of the poet himself. Pretty as a picture, wouldn't you say?
The cover of the English-language of Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, which you might want to use to woo your next Valentine.
Articles and Interviews
This article explains Neruda's importance in Chile's literature and history. Yeah, he's kind of a big deal.
An interview with Pablo Neruda from 1969, where he lets us into his amazing mind.
A very rare transcript of a Canadian radio interview with the poet, from 1971.
One of the characters in this Italian movie is Neruda, who teaches the clumsy town postman how to woo his beloved.