Pablo Neruda Biography | Author of Tonight I Can Write

This Study Guide consists of approximately 25 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Tonight I Can Write.
This section contains 239 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Tonight I Can Write Study Guide

Pablo Neruda was born Ricardo Eliezer Neftali Reyes y Basoalto on July 12, 1904, in the agricultural region of Parral, Chile. His father Jose del Carmen Reyes Morales, a railroad worker, soon relocated his family to Temuco, a frontier settlement in southern Chile. As a teenager he received encouragement from one of his teachers, the poet Gabriela Mistral, who would later win a Nobel Prize. Manuel Duran and Margery Safir in Earth Tones: The Poetry of Pablo Neruda note, "It is almost inconceivable that two such gifted poets should find each other in such an unlikely spot. Mistral recognized the young Neftali's talent and encouraged it by giving the boy books and the support he lacked at home." This support helped him find the confidence to write poetry and at fourteen to change his name legally to Pablo Neruda. During high school he published poems in local papers and won...

(read more)

This section contains 239 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Tonight I Can Write Study Guide
Copyrights
Poetry for Students
Tonight I Can Write from Poetry for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.