Chile - Pablo Neruda, 69, Nobel laureate, Santiago, 23 Sept 1973

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  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/...ate-pablo-neruda-exhumed-in-murder-probe?lite

    ISLA NEGRA, Chile -- The body of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, dead nearly four decades, was exhumed on Monday after his former driver said the poet was poisoned under Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.

    Neruda, famed for his passionate love poems and staunch communist views, is presumed to have died from prostate cancer on Sept. 23, 1973.

    But Manuel Araya, who was Neruda's chauffer during the ailing writer's last few months, says agents of the dictatorship took advantage of his illness to inject poison into his stomach while he was bedridden at the Santa Maria clinic in Santiago.

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  3. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From last month:

    http://www.latinpost.com/articles/4...blo-nerudas-burial-suspended-indefinitely.htm

     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    AP:

    Chile: Poet Pablo Neruda might have been killed

    more at the links

    Gawker:

    Chile: "Clearly Possible And Highly Probable" That Pablo Neruda Was Murdered

    Harper's:

    The Body Politic: the battle over Pablo Neruda’s corpse
     
  5. pappa rob

    pappa rob New Member

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    How about the thousands of others who were rounded up to never be heard from again, or the twenty to thirty thousands who were tortured under his dictatorship. It was a bad time to live in Chile.
     
  6. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    NYT:

    Cancer Didn’t Kill Pablo Neruda, Panel Finds. Was it Murder?

    The plot thickens.

    A great poet.

     
  7. Tony1902

    Tony1902 Unverified thread killer

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    "If I die, survive me with such sheer force
    That you waken the furies of the pallid and the cold..."
    Sonnet XCIV

    "...I want you to live while I wait for you, asleep.
    I want your ears still to hear the wind, I want you
    to sniff the sea's aroma that we loved together,
    to continue to walk on sand we walk on.

    I want what I love to continue to live,
    and you whom I love and sang above everything else
    to continue to flourish, full-flowered:

    so that you can reach everything my love directs you to,
    so that my shadow can travel along in your hair,
    so that everything can learn the reason for my song.
    Love Sonnet LXXXIX
    and it's even more lovely in Spanish, or so I feel.
     
  8. Tony1902

    Tony1902 Unverified thread killer

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    Unfortunately he was a total jerk of a husband & horrid father. However, his poetry... I truly do believe he was murdered, but I love a good Latin conspiracy.
     

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