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The Splendor and Death of Joaquin Murieta

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Paperback, 204 pages
Published January 1st 1972 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published 1966)
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The Splendor and Death of Joaquin Murieta by Pablo Neruda

The title promised much, but I did not get any of the anticipated pleasure.
This is not to say that the work is responsible in any way.
A number of novels and plays just don’t seem to get under my skin.
After a few lines, my mind wonders and it is clear that nothing will be left at the end of the play (it is my ritual of starting the day with…a play).
This is why I can say that the play may be very good, for I have no idea- it did not agree w
Plays are oftentimes hard to read (ahem, Albee, ahem, Miller, ...) but this one is very precise, reading almost like a spec script. The injustices committed against the famous bandit is the focus, a total 180 from Yellowbird's famous narrative of the vigilante. This is 2/3 love story, 1/3 violent revenge epic... a Chilean's interpretation of the man who inspired all the Zorro movies. The play is applicable to our modern day: racism still exists, and we see this as it is unjustly pounded upon the ...more
Jag måste erkänna att jag inte var överdrivet imponerad av Nerudas pjäs (åtminstone inte i dess svenska tolkning). Eventuellt kan det tänkas fungera på scen, med allt sitt spektakel, men som ett läsdrama faller det platt för. Det blir för mycket berättande och för många opersonliga röster och körinslag. Som läsare finner jag alltför ofta att jag inte vet var dessa röster befinner sig i förhållande till varandra, och när fyra röster talar om en sak omväxlande solo, i par och i grupp, blir det ing ...more
neruda plays read like poetry, with long narratives by different choruses and such. this isn't necessarily bad, but i feel like the characters are underdeveloped because of it. there are some great moments, but most of it just feels like a long bloody narrative.
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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
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