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A Song of Despair

A Song of Despair


by Pablo Neruda

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Pablo Neruda is Ricardo Eliecer NeftalĂ­ Reyes' pen name, which he invented to hide the fact that he was publishing books of poetry from his disapproving family. (Source.)

Neruda learned from his country's other Nobel poet, Gabriela Mistral. (Source.)

Pablo Neruda was a committed Communist, and died only a few days after his country was taken over by a right-wing military coup in 1973. (Source.)

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