He is considered an avant-garde poet and an influential figure in the poetry scene of his country. His family was middle class farmers from a rural area and de Rokha's father did various jobs to earn a living, such as a farm manager and a chief customs officer in the Andes border crossings. In , he joined Public School Number 3 in the town of Talca. The following year he joined the San Pelayo de Talca Seminary, from which he was expelled in for reading 'forbidden' authors like Rabelais and Voltaire and showing them to his classmates. Having been expelled from the seminary gave him the chance to move to Santiago , Chile where he finished the last year of secondary school and enrolled to study Law and Engineering at the University of Chile. However, he soon left the university and dedicated his life to poetry and bohemian Santiago.
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To ask other readers questions about Los Gemidos , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Los Gemidos. Feb 27, Lucas rated it really liked it Shelves: 20th-century , prose-poetry , chile , spanish. Pablo de Rokha was a ball of fire.
This book, one of his earliest poetry collections and my first encounter with his works, is almost a statement of the man he is, his big declaration as a writer. He writes about everything, covering all aspects of his life to create a sort of encyclopedia of his poetic vision. His prose poetry deals with himself, his family, his origins, as most poets, but also with the world around him: capitalism, city life, war, communism, life and death.
It is all a huge co Pablo de Rokha was a ball of fire. It is all a huge compendium of thoughts, almost daunting to approach. Above all, the important thing is not the topics he covers, but how he does so. His prose is fire. He writes about the things he hates, passionately, the things he loves, in spite of himself. He hates with an overwhelming passion. One can feel his words burning through the pages. The best example of this is his long poem "Yanquilandia", a fierce attack on USA politics and lifestyle.
The way in which he aims his hatred is oustanding. But then he also finds space to talk about what he loves: Whitman and boxing. De Rokha writes as a man consumed by his ability to feel deeply. My personal favourite here is his long poem "Epitalamio", a love declaration to his wife and the life they live together. He witnesses this love and its doomed end with an iron eye, aware of the burden this is, but also enduring the burden with quiet strength.
This is exactly how the poetry of Pablo de Rokha is: as fire, in its passion, as steel, in its endurance. Apr 13, Elisa rated it it was amazing. Bello como escribe del campo chileno, del amor a su familia y muchos otros temas. Aug 10, Stuart Cooke rated it it was amazing.
A mammoth. A monument. One of the great examples of pre-avant garde hispanic literature. Mar 17, Juan rated it it was amazing. Pablo was "outsider" U're prose is incredible Still breathless. Patricio Castro Fuentealba rated it liked it Apr 15, Camilo rated it liked it Jul 23, Christian rated it really liked it Jul 06, Fernando rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Cony rated it really liked it Apr 20, Diego Felipe rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Natalia rated it really liked it Nov 05, Arelis Uribe rated it really liked it Feb 21, Luis Miguel rated it really liked it May 29, David rated it really liked it Sep 17, Jaime Faceb rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Carlos Gaona rated it it was amazing Oct 07, Vicente rated it it was amazing Mar 07, James rated it liked it Jan 13, Rolando rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Denisse rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Victoria rated it really liked it Sep 16, Romina Reyes rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Guido D.
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