…. and I wrote the first faint line, faint, without substance, pure nonsense, pure wisdom of someone who knows nothing … and suddenly I saw the heavens unfastened and open …
– Pablo Neruda
Chilean writer and poet Pablo Neruda (1904–1973) is the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name in honour of the famous Czech poet Jan Neruda.
Pablo Neruda was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.
Pablo Neruda is referred to as The Poet in The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende.
Thanks to Hildegarde Follon.