Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chilean sailor, i guess

This lovely bookmark i got from a swap partner in Chile. This is only one among the series, which is enclosed in a nice packaging. This is an art from the Fundacion Pablo Neruda.

According to its rules, the Pablo Neruda Foundation holds as its general purpose, “the practice and divulgation of arts and letters”. It acquires legal existence with the publication of the Justice Department’s Supreme Decree 368 in the “Diario Oficial”, on June 4th, 1986. Its legal precedent was the will of Matilde Urrutia, the poet’s widow, which constitutes the Foundation, outlines its rules and appoints its directors and counsellors.

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), whose real name is Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, was born on 12 July, 1904, in the town of Parral in Chile. His father was a railway employee and his mother, who died shortly after his birth, a teacher. Some years later his father, who had then moved to the town of Temuco, remarried doña Trinidad Candia Malverde. The poet spent his childhood and youth in Temuco, where he also got to know Gabriela Mistral, head of the girls' secondary school, who took a liking to him... continue

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