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Confieso Que He Vivido [Spanish] [Paperback]

Pablo Neruda
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Plaza & Janes S.A.; 6th edition (Jun 1990)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8401425212
  • ISBN-13: 978-8401425219
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 11.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,724,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Neruda, grande. 16 Dec 1998
By A Customer
Memorias de un hombre que ha llevado una vida hermosa. Aparece en esta obra el poeta, el viajante, el político, el amante, el chileno, Neruda en todas sus tonalidades, en todos sus colores y perfiles. Sin ser un canto a sí mismo, es un libro completo que ayuda la lectura posterior de la obra del singular premio nobel.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish spelling! 26 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This e-book is very poorly edited. You can't read one entire page without finding at least one word that is misspelled. The main mistake seems to be with the letter e; they keep replacing e's with c's. For example, instead of 'emblema' they spelled 'emblcma'.

It is truly embarrassing!
I was really looking forward to reading this book and to going back to reading in my native Spanish, but this edition has killed all the enthusiasm.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Extraordinary Poet - An Extraordinary Human Being - A Life Well Led!, 27 July 2005
By Jana L. Perskie - Published on
Pablo Neruda's "Memoirs" is not a comprehensive autobiographical document. It is a personal memoir, recounted as if the author were sitting around a table, with good friends and a bottle of excellent Chilean wine, telling tales of the people, anecdotes and incidents that were so important in his life. "Confieso Que He Vivido," means I confess that I have lived. And Sr. Neruda certainly did that...with zest, zeal and so much talent. I read Neruda's book in Spanish, but feel more comfortable writing this review in English. The translation by Hardie St. Martin is a good one, but it does not do justice to Neruda's extraordinary writing skills. He romances the Spanish language, like no other, even with his prose.

Neruda was born, the son of a railroad worker, in the then frontier wilderness of Southern Chile in 1904. He led a bohemian lifestyle, dressing in black "like the true poets of the last century," during his university years in Santiago. His shyness, the "kink in the soul,"...especially of women, took him a while to overcome. He describes the people and places of that period with great 'carino' (love). His political ideology began to form at that time also, and politics became an integral part of his writing. The Student Federation, student demonstrations and the subsequent repression, had a great impact on the young intellectual.

Neruda led a rich and fascinating life. World traveled, he served as Chilean consul in Burma, Ceylon, and Java. He was the consul in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, and during this time "Nine Love Poems" from "Veinte Poemas de Amor y Una Cancion Desesperada" was published. It was at this time also, that his friend Federico Garcia Lorca was killed. Neruda was present in Paris to organize a worldwide anti-Facist congress of writers that would be held in Madrid. His writing about Spain during the war is heartbreaking. Returning to Chile in 1938, he found a burgeoning Fascist movement in his own beloved land.

I particularly enjoyed his account of the time he spent in Mexico, as consul. He tells of his encounters with the great Mexican painters there.

After returning home, Neruda ran for political office and was elected to Chile's Senate in 1945. He was later removed from his Senate seat after joining the Communist Party.

His friends included: Garcia Lorca, Ehrenburg, Picasso, Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Octavio Paz, Miguel Angel Asturias, Gandhi, Nehru, Mao, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and most sadly, Salvador Allende.

Pablo Neruda's death, just weeks after the brutal murder of Chile's President Allende, is something I will never forget. I was living in Colombia at that time, and remember where I was and what I was doing when I learned of Allende's death, and later heard of Neruda's passing. It called to mind, then and now, my recollections, as a young girl, when President Kennedy's assassination was announced. I always thought Neruda died of a broken heart.

This is an exceptionally good memoir, told with great charm, in a series of vignettes. I highly recommend it, especially to anyone who has read and enjoyed Pablo Neruda's poetry - to my mind some of the most beautiful in the world. It also gives us a glimpse of the politics of the left from the point of view of a Latin American - not the usual perspective, and well worth while.

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5.0 out of 5 stars muy hermosa prosa 6 Nov 2000
By Luis Méndez - Published on
Este es un libro de gran intensidad narrativa, lleno de fragmentos de una vida muy fructífera y muy poética. La vida que Neruda nos cuenta es fragmentaria y fragmentada, llena de elementos realistas de alto contenido poético. Como el mismo expresa, esa vida es muchas vidas, es la vida de todos los poetas. Este libro nos cuenta como vivió en su estadía por varios países en los cuales se sintió atacado de una aguda soledad que permeo su poesía y su vida, de como lo atrapo una guerra y de como llego a ser un comunista, buscando algo a que aferrarse, algo a que creer. Es un libro escrito en una prosa tremendamente hermosa, aunque a veces todas las descripciones que nos da nos cansan un poco y nos quedamos embobados en los detalles de una bella oración y no prestando atención al tema de que trata. Neruda es contagioso, me pasa igual que con su poesía, uno se deja llevar de esa dulce y empalagosa prosa y termina escribiendo como él. Creo que muchos que han leído a neruda han terminado escribiendo un poco como él. Es un libro intenso y hermoso y de ningún modo una biografía objetiva, que poeta lo es.?
Luis Mendez
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vista al siglo XX por un poeta chileno 7 April 2000
By Norbert Ries - Published on
Aunque estoy aún leyendo el libro, o sea, ya no he terminado leerlo, quisiera explicar porque el libro me gusta. Pablo Neruda cuenta la historia de las tres primeras partes del siglo XX vista con los ojos de un hombre nacido en un continente diferente - la Ámerica del sur, opuesto a la Europa de mi hogar. Así me permite ver a muchos hechos historicos, los que conozco muy bien, de una manera enteramente nueva. En esto se permiten unir intereses en la historia y en la literatura.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelente 10 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Si algun dia la poesia y la prosa se unieran lo harian en este libro
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Book is amazing but Kindle Edition has very poor quality 9 July 2013
By Mel - Published on
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The book is amazing, Pablo Neruda is an amazing writer and poet but the kindle edition is the worst excuse for a digital copy of this book I have ever seen. One out of every ten words are misspelled or missing vowels, how Kindle gets away for charging money for this is beyond me.
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