Pablo Neruda was the pseudonym of the Chilean poet Ricardo Neftali Reyes Basualto. He was born in Parral a little town in central Chile, but moved to Temuco city when he was only months old. where healso got to know Gabriela Mistral, head of the girls' secondary school, who took a liking to him. At the early age of thirteen he began to contribute some articles to the daily "La Mañana", amongthem, Entusiasmo y Perseverancia - his first publication - and his first poem. It was in this city where he showed interest in poetry and made his early works, and where he picked Pablo Neruda as apseudonym because his father did not approve of his writing. He is considered one of the greatest Spanish-language poets of the 20th century. He is called the poet of love, because his poetry is so sensualand sometimes very erotically. He was Chilean honorary consulship in Burma, Ceylon, Java, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, and Madrid. In 1943, he returned to Chile but he left the country in 1949because the Chilean President Gabriel Gonzalez Videla was chasing him for political reasons. Between 1949 to 1952 he lived in exile in different European countries. He was also known as an outspokencommunist.Neruda was married three times, although Chile did not officially recognize his second marriage. In 1971 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature . he died in Santiago de Chile, fewdays after the coup of state on September 11th of 1973 where his friend Salvador Allende (the first socialist President to been elected democratically by the people in Latin America) died.
Viente Poemas de Amor y Una Cancion Desesperada (1924)
Tentativa del Hombre Infinitivo (1926)
Hondero Entusiasta (1932)
Residencia en la Tierra (1935)
Obra Poeticade Pablo Neruda (1948)
Canto General (1950)
Dulce Patria (1951)
Poesia Politica (1953)
Todo el Amor (1953)
Las Uvas y el Viento (1954)
Los Versos del Capitan (1954)
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