Pablo Neruda

05th October 2009 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
An event that celebrated the life and poetry of the Nobel Prize-winning poet and of his readings at the Roundhouse in Camden in 1970.

The Chilean Pablo Neruda was one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century in any language and a Nobel Prize-winner in 1971. His verse remains as startlingly beautiful, potent and relevant today as ever. He was so popular in his lifetime that his readings filled an entire football stadium.

This spectacular event featured unseen colour footage of Neruda’s final UK reading at the Roundhouse in London in 1970. It included discussion of his life and poetry, as well as readings of his poems in the original Spanish and in English translation.

Participating in the event were:

Adam Feinstein, the distinguished biographer of Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life (2004).

Jason Wilson, Emeritus Professor at UCL, has recently published Jorge Luis Borges (2006), A Companion to Pablo Neruda - Evaluating the Poetry (2008) and The Andes (2009).

Dominic Moran, Faculty Lecturer and Tutor in Spanish at Christ Church College, Oxford. who recently completed a short literary biography of Pablo Neruda.

Silvia Balducci is an Italian singer-songwriter who has been performing the repertoire of the New Chilean Song movement for many years.

Chilean Performance Poet Alfredo Cordal and actress Stephanie Pena read some of Neruda's works.
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