Canto General

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University of California Press, Apr 17, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 406 pages
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The Canto General, thought by many of Neruda’s most prominent critics to be the poet’s masterpiece, is the stunning epic of an entire continent and its people.
 

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Comprising 15 sections and over 300 separate poems, this epic traces the history of Spanish America from the pre-Colombian innocence to present corruption. Despite the heavy-handed, overt, and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
1
A LAMP ON EARTH
13
II THE HEIGHTS OF MACCHU PICCHU
29
III THE CONQUISTADORS
43
IV THE LIBERATORS
71
V THE SAND BETRAYED
149
VI AMERICA I DO NOT INVOKE YOUR NAME IN VAIN
203
VII CANTO GENERAL OF CHILE
213
IX LET THE WOODCUTTER AWAKEN
255
X THE FUGITIVE
273
XI THE FLOWERS OF PUNITAQUI
289
XII THE RIVERS OF SONG
303
XIII NEW YEARS CHORALE FOR THE COUNTRY IN DARKNESS
319
XIV THE GREAT OCEAN
337
XV l AM
373
Notes
401

VIII THE EARTHS NAME IS JUAN
237

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Jack Scmitt is Professor oEmeritus of Spanish and Portuguese at California State University, Long Beach. Roberto González Echevarría is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures at Yale University and a member of the American Academy of Arts of Sciences.

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