- Category : Poet
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Cycles 1
Chilean poet, diplomat and politician.
Neruda became known as a poet while still a teenager.
He wrote in a variety of styles including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and erotically-charged love poems. He stirred controversy with his affiliation with the Communist Party and his outspoken support of Joseph Stalin, Fulgencio Batista and Fidel Castro, but his poetic mastery was never in doubt, and for it he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.
Neruda produced more than forty volumes of poetry, translations, and verse drama. Neruda is recognized to be among the major poets of the 20th century.
Neruda died of leukemia in Santiago on 23 September 1973, in Santa Maria Clinic, where he was treated for prostate cancer.