Item description for Canto General (Spanish Language Edition) by Enrico Mario Santi...
Overview A compilation of some of Neruda's most important poetry captures his different styles and pays tribute to those who influenced him during his life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 4.25" Height: 7" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
ISBN 8437609305 ISBN13 9788437609300
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More About Enrico Mario Santi
Jack Scmitt is Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese at California State University, Long Beach. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures at Yale University and a member of the American Academy of Arts of Sciences.
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Epic poetic narrative Aug 5, 2002
Neruda's Canto General is a poetic retelling of the history of South and Central America from the late pre-Columbian era to the middle of the twentieth century. The book is set up like a novel, with chapters and subheadings, a straight-line narration, and a cast of characters. Neruda's communist ideology is visible throughout the work and is a major theme. Canto General leaves the reader with an interesting impression of American history seen through the eyes of the impoversihed people of South America, as well as an idea of how third-world communists perceive reality. This is truly an excellent work, and should be read by everyone.
Truly the American Bible. Jun 24, 2002
This is one of Neruda's greatest books. It is a jorney through the history of the American Continent, from its creation, to its conquest until the present day. Most readers will know it from its chapter 'Hights of Machu Picchu' but it is certainly more than that.
It is a review of 500 hundred years of history, of war, of love, of betray. Obviously the book is a reflection of Neruda's left wing inclination, but that only adds to the book.
In Chile and other parts of Latin America this book is called "The American Bible" and it truly is. Along with Residencia en la Tierra, it is probably Neruda's finest. And is probably the book in which Neruda became what he though his role as a poet ought to be "a voice for all who had no voice".