The People’s Poet: A Marxist Reading of Pablo Neruda
Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda was known chiefly for his bold poetical imagery and his very flippant political affinities. However, a fact that is irrefutable is that the bard was a communist to the core. Choosing to work for his people and to live with them as one of them, the Nobel laureate gathered adequate experiences to form his own Philosophy of Life. His poems speak of pain, loss, shock, betrayal and a tumultuous history of political stake-placing. The poet took to writing not only to express himself and his soul, but also to escape the horrors of the path leading to a large dream, however momentarily.