Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Confieso Que He Vivido” as Want to Read:
Confieso Que He Vivido
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Confieso Que He Vivido

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  1,565 ratings  ·  126 reviews
"Esta memorias o recuerdos son intermitentes y a ratos olvidadizos porque así precisamente es la vida. La intermitencia del sueño nos permite sostener los dís de trabajo. Muchos de mis recuerdos se han desdibujado ak evocarlos, han devenido en polvo como un cristal irremediablemente herido.

Las memorias del memorialista no son las memorias del poeta. Aquél vivió tal vez me

Paperback, 452 pages
Published December 28th 2004 by Debolsillo (first published March 23rd 1974)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Confieso Que He Vivido, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Confieso Que He Vivido

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
"Perhaps I didn't live just in myself, perhaps I lived the lives of others…My life is a life put together from all those lives: the lives of the poet." (1)

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda, born Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, was a Nobel Prize for Literature laureate (1971), a poet whose verses breathe life themselves, whose life, was poetry itself. Gabriel Garcia Marquez fearlessly called him the "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language." Che Guevara ,in his diaries revered Neruda as
انتظرت هذه السيرة كثيرا و بفضل صديق بروليتاري رفيق فكر توفرت لي لا يسعني أن أوفيه حقه بالشكر..ماذا أستطيع أن أقول عن نيرودا سيرة ملهمة علمتني أمرا ماأو حكاية انسان احترف الشعر كحياة و صادف أن عاش بين الشعر و السياسة مسافرا توحد العالم بقاراته بين يديه و يسن أوراقه صادف من الناس البسطاء و السياسيين و الثوريين و الكتاب و الأدباء ما جعل من سيرته هذه موسوعة قائمةبذاتها,لا انكر أني لم أركز على شغفه بعالم الرخويات و البحر و شغفه بالنبات بقدر ما ركزت على تفاصيل ملهمات شعره و تفاصيل دواوينه و علاقاته با ...more
I can only give a warning; after reading this book you will be forced to think that you have not really lived until now, that you were sleepwalking while the treasure of world lay open in front of you. He travelled to nearly every corner of the world and amalgamated himself with it. He discovered beauty and wealth in the mountain of andes and the arms of a Tamil untouchable in Ceylon. He fought for his poor countrymen, for peace, for humanism. While sometimes five star hotels greeted him, someti ...more
رغد عبد الزهرة
لقد عاش بالفعل ،
حياة ضخمة و مميزة بين كل دول العالم التي زارها ..
بين كل الشعراء الذين كانوا اصدقائه، لوركا، اراغون، بول ايلوار، ناظم حكمت و رعاية غابرييلا مايسترال له ...
صداقته لميغيل دي استورياس .. رعايته لاوكتافيو باث ،
قابل غاندي، نهرو، ماوتسي تونغ، جيفارا، فيديل كاسترو، و ستالين بذاته أصر على ان ينال هو جائزته للصداقة بين الشعوب رغم كونه لم يسبق له التدخل في أختيارات اللجنة.
يكفيه من حياته أن شاباً ضخماً و تاجر مخدرات يعتذر له عن اساءة التصرف بعد ان يعرف اسمه لأنه نال حب حبيبته بفضل قصائده
Ahmed Almawali
سيرةٌ كنتُ أتهيبُ الولوجَ بعالمِها خوفًا من ضخامتِها، ولم أكنْ أعلمُ حينها أنَّ ضخامتَها هو سرُّ جمالِها وروعتِها.
نيرودا في رحلةِ حياتِه، رحلةِ الزمانِ والمكانِ، رحلةِ تقلباتِ الشعرِ وتطورِه، وتقلباتِ توجهِه السياسي، من الهندِ وسيلان لإسبانيا وباريس، إلى المكسيكِ ورحلةِ النفي عبرَ جبال تشيلي والارجنتين هربا وفَرقًا من اضطهادِ النظامِ. حياةٌ مليئةٌ إلى حدِّ التُخمةِ، مليئةٌ بعذوبةِ الشعرِ، برفقاءِ الحياةِ، في كل بلدٍ يحلُّ بهِ يكسبُ شبكةً من الخلانِ، سيكونون عونًا له في أوقاتٍ، ومصدرَ شؤم في أخرى
Mamdouh Abdullah
المطر هو الشخصية الوحيدة التي لا تنسى في مسيرة الشاعر التشيلي الكبير بابلو نيرودا. و تراقص الكلمات هي من أجبرت ذلك الذي أخذ اسم لا يعرف من هو صاحبه الأصلي ليغني عبر الكون : "تلك الكلمة التي كانت تحلق وتهبط, يهيم بها, يذعن لها, يتابعها, يلثمها, يذيبها, مغرم بها .. كل كلمة مباغتة ينتظرها في نهم, يترصدها بشغف. إنها لزبد, معدن, لندى, يلاحق كلمة, يطارد أخرى, يريد أن يحضنها في شعره, لكنها تطير, يقتنص إحداها, فيحس بها شفافة, رجراجة, كالثمرة, كحبة الزيتون .. تتدلى من القصيدة كما تتدلى عناقيد الرواسب من ...more
A truly fanastic fantastical book of memoirs! Neruda has an amazing knack for language and mysticism, a quality that I'm sure can be difficult when writing fiction (even for a poet). The way he takes the figures of history (Che, Allende, and Paul Eluard) and turns them into such unique and strange characters is a real talent that I believe makes Neruda's non-fiction particularly compelling over other non-fiction historical works. I also appreciate the way in which he compartmentalized his memori ...more
Patrick O'Neil
I hate to say this but I think Neruda is a little heavy handed with words. He uses tons, he uses a whole freaking mountain worth of words and then some – homeboy can throw down some words. The man goes on and on, he makes every sentence obese with words, and more words. He’s a poet for Christ sake, isn’t he suppose to be all sparing with the words? What happened? Those guys usually just write a couple-a-fragmented-sentences and then call it a day, go drink some red wine, moan about the injustice ...more
Mi primer paso serio hacia la lectura y el placer de la literatura fue en las manos de Neruda.

Las memorias implícitas en Confieso que he vivido- cuasi novela a mi parecer-, confidencia espiritual, nos brindan una visión pormenorizada de la vida y la obra del autor.

Neruda narra, con la inigualable potencia verbal que caracteriza a sus mejores escritos, no sólo los principales episodios de su vida, sino las circunstancias que rodearon la creación de sus poemas más famosos.

Pable expone tanto su con
Rosa Ramôa

"Dois amantes felizes não têm fim nem morte,nascem e morrem tanta vez enquanto vivem,são eternos como é a natureza".
Sheri Fresonke Harper
Pablo Neruda writes poetically about his country, Chile, and his duties representing his country and his poetry around the world. He also discusses what membership in the Communist Party meant to him since he came from a working class family and spent time with the miners and poor in his country.

The book speaks of many of the South American, Russian, French, Spanish etc. poets he met during his life and how they helped each other out. He also explains some of his poetry readings, and how various

Runs like a history of the 20th century. He was there. He did it all. He wrote it well.
Stephanie Barrios
Tengo una disyuntiva con este libro, no sé si me encantó o solo me gustó.

Neruda nos habla acerca de TODA su vida, y cuando digo toda es porque literalmente lo hace. Es muy explícito y crudo cuando habla acerca de sus vivencias, me hizo sentir como si fuese amiga intima suya.

El gran problema aquí es que a pesar que tenga 160 paginas (por lo tanto, es corto), tiene muchas palabras y algunos de sus recuerdos son aburridos o a mi personalmente no me interesaron pero, esto es característicos de los l
Fábio André Capinha
Com certeza que o tempo que demorei a ler este livro, nao reflecte de maneira nenhuma o prazer que tive quando o lia, pois para além de grande poeta Neruda foi um grande humanista, um grande politico e acima de tudo um sonhador.
A lucidez, perante os problemas que afectavam a sociedade na sua altura, é tremenda, o que torna estes livros intemporais é a contemporaneidade das problemáticas que insistem em repetir-se constantemente, começando por um povo que se atraiçoa por causa do medo, o medo que
"Y todas las alternativas, desde el llanto hasta los besos, desde la soledad hasta el pueblo, perviven en mi poesía, actuan en ella, porque he vivido para mi poesía, y mi poesía ha sostentado mis luchas" - Pablo Neruda

"Todo lucha por cambios, menos los viejos sistemas... La vida de los viejos sistemas naciò de inmensas telaranas medioevales... Teleranas màs duras que los hierros de la maquinaria.. Sin embargo, hay gente que cree en el cambio, que ha practicado el cambio, que ha hecho triunfar el
A brilliant man who had a brilliant life and who wrote beautifully - but at the same time, I remember one of my professors once saying that good poets write bad prose & I can't help but feel that that's the case here in places. Still, at other times it's totally stunning, & the subject matter tends to be also - a powerful & passionate account of communist & anti-fascist struggle, for one thing.
It's poetic, the beauty of the words, the visualization it draws for you is stunning. The writing meanders, wanders slowly. It's not the kind of book that will grip you as a page turner, but the kind you want to come back to, to soothe your senses, to draw you into another world. No I am not finished with it yet!
Andrew Calderon
In this book Neruda reveals details about his life that present us with an excellent, albeit, somewhat unreliable, backdrop for reading his literature. Passion, love, existential crisis, and an awakened social consciousness exude from this amazing work of art. I recommend it highly.
Imperdible. Lo he vuelto a leer. En otra etapa de mi vida y tiene otro sabor, igual de magnifico que el anterior. Confieso que he vivido.
As memórias de cada um são isso mesmo, são os episódios da vida que, de alguma forma, positiva ou negativa, triste ou alegre, feliz ou dorida, nos marcam e tornaram no que somos. Estas memórias de Pablo Neruda vão da sua infância até à morte de Salvador Allende e contêm episódios da sua vida privada e também da sua vida de poeta, de diplomata e de político. Claro que para quem lê haverá sempre coisas muito interessantes e outras que, certamente, só o terão sido para aquele que as viveu. Daí que ...more
Farrukh Pitafi
Magical. Beautiful. If you get a copy never ever lose it.
This is the memoirs of Pablo Neruda, the Noble Prize winning poet who fought for and wrote about freedom. The book sometimes reads like a travel guide, an adventure, and sometimes with his trying to get out of the country or out of prison. He writes his memoir often like he does his poems, and this is what I like about it most, but at other times his daily life can become somewhat boring.

Passages I love:

Of Moscow he writes:

"Moscow is a winter city. It is a beautiful city of winter. The snow has
Uff, vaya final para una autobiografía, me ha dejado con el corazón en un puño.

A decir verdad leer este libro en los tiempos que corren, me ha hecho reflexionar mucho sobre política, sobre economía... Sin embargo sé que es un libro que debe transmitir muchas nuevas cosas en cada lectura; ya comprobaré qué me aporta la próxima vez.
Por momentos he sentido envidia de la vida que ha gozado Pablo Neruda, principalmente por todo lo que ha visto, lo que ha conocido, lo que ha recorrido... Por momentos
I'll start out by saying this about the days and years of my childhood: the rain was the one unforgettable presence for me then.

Sounds a lot like someplace I know...

Anyway, Pablo Neruda was a Chilean, so it's not really surprising that he and Isabel Allende have similar writing styles in their prose, especially when writing about Chile. This memoir had its moments (like when Neruda was living in Southern Asia), but I also found myself skimming over some of it. Neruda describes his childhood and
صالحة حسن

أعترف بأنني قد " عشت"

يقولها نيرودا ببساطة .. وكأنه أحد أولئك المارة في
أي طريق كان .. ينسى أنه نيرودا .. بابلو نيرودا ويتذكر كونه
الإنسان الذين صادف أنه يشعر أكثر مما يجب وويذهب في ذلك
متطرفاً إلى أقصى حد ..

يبدو وكأنه شخص يدعوك ليحتسي معك كوباً من الشاي التشيلي الثقيل ثم ينطلق ليثرثر
عن كل ما قد يطوف بباله .. ذلك البال المثقل بالكثير والطارىء على الكوكب
المتوحد بالكون والزرقة ومكونات الحب والإيمان بقضاياه التي يشملها بقضايا الإنسانية

في تلك الثرثرة ترى تقديراً محبباً للذات .. لا تزعجك الأنا ال
He certainly led a fascinating, exciting life. I think what I appreciated most were his flashes of sentimental reflection, written so well in his unmistakable style. Some sentences I would read and re-read, flag their pages, or insert a bookmark just to read or quote from them again. He is romantic, lush, and more than thorough. I felt like I followed him around the world! I only wish there had been less of an emphasis on his love for communism. While I understand it was a large part of his life ...more
Part memoir, part history, part political memoir, part travelogue, Pablo Neruda seems like he writes what he feels. It's not a chronological memoir by any stretch but it is enjoyable at times. I had some trouble with it because I didn't have a clue who most of the people were. That's one of the problems reading books from lists.
Ned Conway
Jan 24, 2008 Ned Conway is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I finally came to the conclusion that the 'About the Author' blurb on the last page of a book of Neruda's poetry during his love affair with Matilde Urrutia ("The Captain's Verses") was insufficient...the man was born in Chile, served in the foreign service as a young adult, was forced into exile, became a communist in the wake of the Spanish Civil War & WWII, returned to Chile to become ambassador to France, and later turned down an offer to become president of Chile, all while being, in ma ...more
Muy bueno. Me mantuvo siempre muy expectante sobre lo que seguiría contando el autor. Muy entretenido.
Ecléctico en cuanto a contenido pero como memoria que es, con una buena ilación de los hechos.
Neruda tenía un dominio extenso sobre el Español, y en estas memorias despliega toda su capacidad narrativa para contarnos las peripecias de su vida que no fueron pocas y que incluyeron viajes por todo el mundo, triunfos y fracasos. Estas memorias fueron terminadas pocos meses antes de la muerte del autor, quien en el momento de soltar la pluma no sospechaba la suerte que le esperaba con todos los acontecimientos políticos que azotaron Chile en el año del Señor de 1973. Se disfruta de principio ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
how to get the book 2 7 Jul 22, 2014 07:56PM  
Around the World ...: Discussion of Memoirs by Pablo Neruda starts here. 4 19 Oct 19, 2012 05:43AM  
  • The Diary of Alice James
  • Pablo Neruda: Absence and Presence
  • Sunstone
  • Journal of Katherine Mansfield
  • Amiel's Journal
  • Brief Lives
  • The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant-Garde in France, 1885 to World War I
  • The President
  • Journals, 1889-1949 (Penguin Modern Classics)
  • Ways Of Escape
  • En esto creo
  • In the Castle of My Skin
  • Antología Poética
  • Father and Son
  • Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
  • Watermark
  • Living to Tell the Tale
  • How I Grew
Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. Neruda assumed his pen name as a teenager, partly because it was in vogue, partly to hide his poetry from his father, a rigid man who wanted his son to have a "practical" occupation. Neruda's pen name was derived from Czech writer and poet Jan Neruda; Pablo is thought to be fro ...more
More about Pablo Neruda...
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair The Poetry of Pablo Neruda 100 Love Sonnets The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems The Captain's Verses (Los versos del capitan) (English and Spanish Edition)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“Cuando estamos lejos de la patria nunca la recordamos en sus inviernos. La distancia borra las penas del invierno, las poblaciones desamparadas, los niños descalzos en el frío. El arte del recuerdo sólo nos trae campiñas verdes, flores amarillas y rojas, el cielo azulado del himno nacional.” 31 likes
“I stalk certain words... I catch them in mid-flight, as they buzz past, I trap them, clean them, peel them, I set myself in front of the dish, they have a crystalline texture to me, vibrant, ivory, vegetable, oily, like fruit, like algae, like agates, like olives... I stir them, I shake them, I drink them, I gulp them down, I mash them, I garnish them... I leave them in my poem like stalactites, like slivers of polished wood, like coals, like pickings from a shipwreck, gifts from the waves... Everything exists in the word.” 18 likes
More quotes…