is born in
spent his childhood in
1924 Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada, his first major book of poetry is published (Post-Modernist).
1924-1934 He occupies various
posts as Chilean consul in
1927 He serves as Chile's consul in Rangoon, Burma.
1933-1935 Residencia en la tierra (Vanguardist poetry) published.
1934 He serves as Chilean
founded literary journal, Caballo verde para la poesía, of the Vanguard
1937 España en el corazón book of poetry about the Spanish Civil War.
1937-1939 He returned to Chile
1939-1943 He served as the Chilean consul in México.
1943 Neruda joined the Communist Party.
He wrote Canto general: people’s poet
Neruda visited Macchu Picchu.
1945 Neruda wrote Alturas de Macchu Picchu, which was published in 1950 in Canto general.
1947 Tercera residencia: he assumes the voice of the people’s poet, which is also evident in Alturas de Machu Picchu.
1949-1953 He lived in exile from Chile.
1953 He returned
1959 Extravagaria: again he publishes this book of poetry as the people’s poet.
1966 Fulgor y muerte de Joaquín Murieta is published about California's version of Robin Hood (a drama).
1971 He is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
1973 He died of heart attack during the first few days of Gen. Pinochet's golpe de estado of the democratically-elected government of Salvador Allende.
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