ONLINE CLASS: Neruda: Poet, Diplomat (21107)

Four Thursdays: September 16, 23, 30; and October 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm ET 

Price: 
$120.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

When Ricardo Reyes took the name of Pablo Neruda he started the most brilliant career in modern world poetry.  He lived for 69 years and left more than 3,000  pages of published poems. He wrote the Spanish language's most beautiful and successful book of love poems and he covered ecology, politics, the surreal and existence with his pen. He was a natural force, a river, an ocean, fire and thunder and a man subject to human frailty. As a young consul he came to my native Ceylon sparking in me a life-long passion for diplomacy and poetry, which led to my own diplomatic journey towards his remote Chile. In this class we will dive deep into Neruda the Lover, Neruda the Surrealist, Neruda the Political Observer, and Neruda the Existentialist. 

We will dive deep into the waters of Pablo Neruda's poetry, from his Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair, to Residence on Earth, to his Elemental Odes, and to his late philosophy distilled in The Book of Questions. Neruda, like Shakespeare or Homer, offers the reader an ocean and an oasis where one can spend a lifetime drinking metaphors and eating crabs, oysters and sea bass, and drinking wine.  We will define the various Nerudas and understand how his poetry breaks down prejudices and limitations, that it inspires the reader to break mental shackles, to eliminate phobias, to feel more deeply the rhythms and currents of human and all other life on the planet. 

Four Thursdays: September 16, 23, 30; and October 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm ET 

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda, ed. Ilan Stavans (9780374529604) 

The Book of Questions, by Pablo Neruda (9781556591600)

Extravagaria, by Pablo Neruda (9780374512385) 

Indran Amirthanayagam is an American diplomat, editor of  The Beltway Poetry Quarterly (www.beltwaypoetry.com) and director of The Poetry Channel on Youtube. (youtube.com/user/indranam). He writes poetry in English, French, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portugese. He has published twenty books, including Blue Window (Ventana Azul), The Migrant States, and Uncivil War.  

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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The Poetry of Pablo Neruda Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, Ilan Stavans (Editor)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780374529604
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 1st, 2005

The Book of Questions Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, William O'Daly (Translator)
$14.00
ISBN: 9781556591600
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 1st, 2001

Extravagaria: A Bilingual Edition Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, Alastair Reid (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780374512385
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 15th, 2001