Spring 2011

Pablo Neruda

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-62


Ilan Stavans (Section 01)


An exploration of the life and work of the prolific Chilean poet (1904-1973) and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. His work will be read chronologically, starting with Twenty Love Poems and a Song Of Despair and ending with his five posthumous collections. Special attention will be paid to Residence On Earth and Canto General. The counterpoint of politics and literature will define the classroom discussion. Neruda’s role as witness of, and sometimes participant in, the Spanish Civil War, the Cuban Revolution, the workers’ and students’ upheaval in Latin America in the sixties, and the failed presidency of Salvador Allende in Chile will serve as background. Conducted in Spanish.

Requisite: Spanish 07 or equivalent. Spring semester. Professor Stavans.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Fall 2013