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Confieso que he vivido

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MEMOIRS is as full of Neruda's passionate, volatile and profoundly generous personality as lovers of his poetry would expect. Lorca, Vallejo, Picasso, Gandhi, Mao Tse-tung, Castro and Allende all appear here too, making Neruda's a life story of truly universal reach and significance, as well as the richest account we have of Latin American history, politics, art and litera ...more
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Published January 21st 2003 by Losada (first published 1974)
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"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
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kshitiz Goliya
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
أحمد جابر

وأنا أعترف أنك قد عشت يا بابلو، سيرة ذاتية مليئة بالدهشة والجمال والعطاء والحياة.
في البداية ترى تشيلي بعين بابلو نيرودا، ما أجمل طبيعتها حسب وصفه، صرت مشتاقًا لرؤيتها حقًا، وأراهن على أن أشعاره ستكون يوم أقرأها مليئة بالورود والأزهار وأسمائها بعد أوصافه الجميلة لها، يكتب حتى الآن بسلاسة، ويوصل للقارئ ما يريد دون الدخول في متاهات، قصة العجائز الثلاث، والفتاة التي زارته في الليل.

من الكتاب:
إن عمل الكتّاب في رأيي، له شبه كبير بعمل أولئك الصيادين في القطب الشمالي، على الكاتب أن يبحث عن النهر فإن وجده
Sara Jesus
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biografia, favorites
Pablo Neruda. Grande poeta chileno. Vencedor do Prémio Nobel de 1971. Cônsul do Chile e mais tarde embaixador. Grande amigo de Jorge Amado. Um homem cheio de cultura e experiência. Político comunista... Marido apaixonado.... Poeta excomungado.

Nesta obra, Pablo Neruda escreve as suas memórias. Um conjunto de cadernos em que dialoga todos os assuntos. Da sua poesia, das suas viagens, da sua ingressão da política, das suas relações internacionais... e da vida.

Era necessário uma vida inteira para
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
Mamdouh Abdullah
Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Fahad Alqurain
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
نيرودا العظيم
هُنا نيرودا الثائر ، نيرودا الإنسان
رغد قاسم
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
Farhan Khalid
چلی کا پرسکون مہکتا ہوا گھنا جنگل آج بھی اپنی تمام تر شادابی سمیت میری یادوں میں لہلہاتا ہے

بارش میرے لئے ایک نا قابل فراموش حقیقت کا درجہ رکھتی ہے

میں نے پہلی بار اپنی آنکھیں زندگی، زمین، شاعری اور بارش کے لئے کھولیں

میرا گھر ان سرحدی مکانوں جیسا تھا جو سب آپس میں مربوط تھے

گھر میں ہمارے پاس ایک صندوق تھا جو دلچسپ چیزوں سے بھرا ہوا تھا

مجھے کتابوں سے رغبت ہو گئی

بچپن کی یادوں میں صحیح طور پر وقت کا تعین نہیں کیا جا سکتا

بچپن میں ایک شدید جذبہ مجھ میں پیدا ہوا اور میں نے کچھ الفاظ آدھے وزن میں ت
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm writing this early in the morning, and it seems to be that everything I had thought of saying about this book has left my brain.
Nonetheless, this has been one of the top life-chainging books that I've read this year. Pablo Neruda has opened up Spanish literature to me in a beautifully accessible to way, to the extent that I began to read 'veinte poemas'. It's a compellingly beautiful narrative, where the story has as much interest as to Neruda's conjectures on life as a word crafter. I gues
Yazeed AlMogren
كتاب ممل بعض الشيء، يعتبر مهم لمن أحب قصائد الشاعر الكبير بابلو نيرودا فيه الكثير عن بداية حياته وجوانب شخصيته
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reli "Confesso que Vivi"para uma viagem rápida ao Chile, passando por Valparaíso, cidade que Neruda amava. Foi um reencontro com histórias maravilhosas, divertidas, emocionantes - é também uma ótima fonte para conversa de boteco. Acho que nunca marquei tanto um livro como esse. As homenagens aos amigos comunistas mortos e as reflexões sobre a política caótica do Chile e do mundo em plena guerra fria passaram a ter outro sentido, vinte anos depois da primeira leitura. E rever tudo isso ao mesmo t ...more
David Camacho
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Resumir una vida tan versátil, valiente y sentimental como la de Pablo Neruda en un libro es una tarea difícil y, sin embargo, realizada. La historia parte desde su crianza en Chile y avanza cronológicamente hasta pocos días antes de su muerte. Está escrita en cortos capítulos que plasman recuerdos muy concretos y que van desde anécdotas curiosas, como el hombre que salta encima de los muertos, hasta hazañas políticas y humanistas como la participación de Neruda en la liberación de prisioneros e ...more
Dec 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Ahmed Almawali
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Zoha Trabelsi
السيرة الذاتية تخلص الشيوعية في شعر، الفكر الشيوعي بشاعر يناضل من أجل الفقراء في عصر الدكتاتورية العسكرية في أمريكا اللاتينية حين كانت الحرب الباردة في ذروتها، متحدثاً فيها عن الأسى والفقر والكفاح.
رغم ان الكتاب كان ممل قليلاً في بعض الأجزاء لكن جيد عموماً، أكثر ما أثر في نفسي صفحات مقتل فيدريكو غارثيا لوركا بغدر تحت يد المليشيات.
Rosa Ramôa
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"Dois amantes felizes não têm fim nem morte,nascem e morrem tanta vez enquanto vivem,são eternos como é a natureza".
Filomena Naves
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uma voz singular sobre uma vida também singular durante uma parte do século XX. A memória de um tempo do mundo contada na primeira pessoa, que se devora, e que no fim nos deixa aquela sensação "que pena que acabou". São as histórias do homem e do poeta, mas é também a História, que encontramos nestas páginas às quais não falta sequer o humor. A ler, sem dúvida
Israel Calzadilla
Jun 08, 2007 rated it really liked it
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
Fernando Kaiowá
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literatura
One of the greatest poets ever telling about his incredible life.. An inspiring must read.
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
أعترف بأنني قد عشت
لعبارة خطيرة في أفواهنا إذا لم نحتفظ بمدونة رحلات في أدراج مكتباتنا تحمل تواقيعنا في خريف العمر ...
ليست الأهمية في محطات حياة بابلو نيرودا الصاخبة في حياته بقدر ما يودعه كتابه هذا من اكتشافات حضارية و ثقافية للدول التي يتحدث عنها باقتضاب ..
نيرودا يكتب برائحة و طعم ولون و أصوات ...
أنت تحتفظ بمكتبة مشاهير إذا احتفظت بهذا الكتاب في ذاكرتك ....
بابلو نيرودا يؤكد وجوده مخلدا كرحالة أكثر من كونه شاعرا ... كمناضل أكثر منه شخصية أدبية شهيرة تكتب جمالا غير واضح بسبب الترجمة من اللغة
Nasser Moh'd
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
مذكرات أعترف بأنني قد عشت لبابلوا نيرودا وحده العنوان يوحي بعظم شخصية الشاعر وصدق شعوره ، في المذكرات جد نيرودا الشاعر ونيرودا الثائر والإنسان والمخطئ والتائب والمستمتع ، أكثر ما كنت أبحث عنه في المذكرات تلك الشخصيه الشفافه لدى نيرودا وكيف حققت هذا الإنجاز والنجاح وكيف نزل نيرودا لميدان الحياة ليصارع ويبحث ويغامر ، في المذكرات فرصه لتطلع على حياة مبدع حقق الكثير فرضه لتطلع على إنسان.
Mohammad AbuZer
Oct 31, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
أعترف أن نيرودا لده قدرة مدهشة على رصف كم وافر من الكلمات والجمل الإنشائية المنتفخة الخالية من أي خبر أو معلومة، أعترف أني لم أعرف عن حياته الشخصية من مذكراته شيئًا يذكر، أعترف أنّ هذا الكتاب واحد من أسوء السير الذاتية التي قرأتها، ولعله أكثرها سوءًا.
Maria Cecília
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As memórias do Poeta contadas com extaordinária simplicidade narrativa onde tudo é poesia. Muito bom,só podia ser!
Feb 26, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Runs like a history of the 20th century. He was there. He did it all. He wrote it well.
Reem Meshkawi
سيرة ذاتية ممتعة ، سلط فيها بابلو الضوء على أهم الأحداث في حياته فلم تحتوي أي شطط أو إطالة .
سحرني حب بابلو لوطنه و وصفه الصادق و الواقعي . أحداث متسارعة و عميقة بعضها حمل مهمة التوثيق التاريخي .
Pasatoiu George
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oscar Wilde once said :" To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist , that is all." There is definitely no precise pattern that can be applied to someone's life, to measure if it was truly lived or not, as everyone can find meaning in various things and can interpret events or people differently.
Coming up to this book, I must say that the phrase that gives its title is very well chosen. Besides being a famous Chilean poet and somehow associated to the communist party, I knew ne
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Ma tahan elada maailmas, kus inimesed on lihtsalt inimesed, kus neil poleks ühtegi teist tiitlit, kus ei oleks vaja pead murda mõne reegli, sõna või etiketi üle. Tahaksin, et inimesed võiksid minna igasse kirikusse, igasse trükikotta. /---/ Tahan, et suurem enamus, ainus enamus - kõik - võiksid rääkida, lugeda, kuulata, õitseda. Minu jaoks on võitlus ainult selleks, et võitlus kord lõpeks. Minu jaoks on karmus selleks, et teda enam ei oleks. /---/ Ühel päeval me kõik mõistame üksteist. Sammume ...more
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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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