Unpublished Pablo Neruda poems discovered among manuscripts

SANTIAGO Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:04am IST

A view of the tombstone of Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda inside the grounds of his house-museum in the coastal town of Isla Negra, about 106 km (66 miles) northwest of Santiago April 7,  2013. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

A view of the tombstone of Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda inside the grounds of his house-museum in the coastal town of Isla Negra, about 106 km (66 miles) northwest of Santiago April 7, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Eliseo Fernandez

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Twenty previously unknown poems by Chile's Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda have been discovered among sheaves of manuscripts in boxes and will be published this year.

The poems were stumbled upon when the Pablo Neruda Foundation was carrying out a rigorous cataloguing of the poet's manuscripts and have been verified as being Neruda's work after being examined by experts, the foundation said on Wednesday.

Six of the poems relate to the theme of love and the others have different themes and date from 1956 onwards.

"It has not been possible to date all these poems, because they don't all carry the date on which they were written; the poet only dated them in some cases," said Dario Oses, director of the foundation's library.

Neruda, one of Latin America's most admired and influential writers, died in September 1973. Famed for both his passionate love poems and staunch communist views, he is best known for his collection "Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair," published in 1924.

(Reporting by Antonio de la Jara Writing by Rosalba O'Brien; Editing by James Dalgleish)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

"Living Like a Refugee"

ENTERTAINMENT SHOWCASE

Tribute to Cale

Tribute to Cale

Eric Clapton pays musical tribute to long-time friend JJ Cale.  Full Article 

"My Bed" has a Home

"My Bed" has a Home

Artist Emin's grotty "My Bed" to have long-term home in Britain.  Full Article 

Space Adventure

Space Adventure

Marvel cranks up sarcasm and 70s sound for 'Guardians of Galaxy'.  Full Article 

Life on Stage

Life on Stage

Holocaust victim, artist Charlotte Salomon's life premieres as opera.  Full Article 

Comic-Con

Comic-Con

From virtual reality to stars, five highlights from Comic-Con.  Full Article 

Photo

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage