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Confieso Que He Vivido (Contemporanea) (Spanish) Paperback – Jan 2004

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  • Paperback: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Debolsillo (Jan 2004)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 9872060991
  • ISBN-13: 978-9872060992
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.2 x 2.5 cm

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great writing and somewhat distorted view of reality 31 July 2007
By Witold - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed reading this extremely well written memoir by a leading poet. The book has greatly improved my Spanish and my knowledge of Hispanic culture. However, I cannot, for the life of me, understand Neruda's fascination with the Soviet regime. His perception is historically simply wrong and it is quite shocking to read, especially for people who grew up under that regime. Was Neruda completely deceived, was he so clueless, or was he not honest in his reporting? He doesn't come through as a person lacking the ability to perceive things clearly. How did he manage, as a diplomat, to forget so easily the fact that WW2 began from a treaty known as Ribbentrop-Molotov?
Yet, sometimes one has the impression that he is trying to get himself excused from confronting difficult issues by telling us he is just a poet. His idealistic, child-like communism seems to be just a poet's dream and, sadly, has nothing to do with reality.
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autobiografia poetica 23 Jan 2008
By historybuff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Para los que gustan de un buen relato hecho por uno de los mayores literatos de nuestra epoca, no busquen mas. Neruda es sin duda un coloso en el mundo de la literatura hispana contemporanea. Para conocer mejor el periodo historico que describe en este libro sugiero que lean la historia de la guerra civil Espanola y conozcan bien el pensamiento de los intelectuales de la epoca. Es claro que Neruda romantiza el socialismo sovietico sin conocerlo bien pero eso no disminuye esta obra maestra que entre prosa y poesia nos deja sedientos...... Hoy en dia cuando tenemos que satisfacernos con traducciones mediocres de autores cuasi-literatos sentimos la falta de estos genios de la literatura hispana.
Marvellous autobiography 12 Sep 2011
By PPR - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have read many autobiographies and find Neruda's to be one of the best written ones. It goes into some details of why he took some of the decisions in life that he took without getting into de gossip of things and gives us a clear glimpse of why we recognize him today as the master artist that he was. Loved it.
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