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ERIC Number: EJ901439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Rediscovering Neruda: Travels of a Teaching Artist
Hermsen, Terry
Teaching Artist Journal, v8 n4 p209-215 2010
For years, like many U.S. poets, the author felt he knew the work of Pablo Neruda--and taught bits and pieces of his story and his poems in various locations. The author drew on the poems he'd come to love years ago in "Residence on Earth," "The Heights of Machu Picchu," and his "Elemental Odes," along with snippets from his beautiful evocative "Memoirs" on poetry and his connection to Chile. But how much did the author really know? Why was he so content to "settle for" the few translations he'd come to "use" over and over again? It seemed that, despite his knowledge of and reverence for some of his work, Neruda had become something of a crutch for him. But what happens when one tries to throw the crutch away? The author offers what follows as a bit of a parable, in the smallest of ways, for such a venture. He narrates his journey to Chile and the lessons he learned from his travel.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Chile