As I said in the previous post, one of the greatest arts attraction in Santiago is house of Pablo Neruda. I personally visited with the organization that I am studying in Santiago and I thought that it was enough interesting to write a post.
Pablo Neruda, officially named Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto, was a Chilean diplomat and poet. He was born on July 12, 1904, in the city called Parral and died in the capital of Chile, Santiago. Pablo Neruda derived his name from Czech Poet (Yeaah Czech! – I am from the Czech Republic) named Jan Neruda. For non-Czech speakers, Jan means John in English. Neruda was famous for multiple things. He won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971, Lenin Peace Prize in 1953, and International Peace Prize in 1950. Regarding his work, here is an example of his most famous poems:
Always, A Dog Has Died, Walking Around, Morning (Love Sonnet XXVII) or A Song Of Despair
Before I get to picture tour of Pablo Neruda’s house, I just want to point out an irony that he was associated with. Neruda was big fan and supporter of communistic regime, but he owned three houses in Chile, which is not really “communistic” way of life. Also, I should add that his house is more like compound of 5 different building with a little parquet in the middle.