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Title:
El cartero de Neruda : ardiente paciencia
Author:
Skármeta, Antonio.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Ardiente paciencia
Edition:
5. edición.
Publication Information:
Barcelona : Plaza & Janes, 1998.
Physical Description:
139 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Originally published with title: Ardiente paciencia.
Language:
Spanish
ISBN:
9788401009822
Format :
Book

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Summary

The best-selling novel, and recent Academy Award nominated motion picture, tells a tender story of friendship between a simple fisherman turned mailman and legendary poet Pablo Neruda. Through this original and seductive plot, acclaimed Chilean author Antonio Skarmeta gives an intense portrait of the convulsive decade of the '70's in Chile, as well as a captivating love story and a poetic recreation of Pable Neruda's life.


Author Notes

Author Antonio Skármeta was born in Antofagasta, Chile on November 7, 1940. He studied literature and philosophy in Chile and at Columbia University. He taught literature at the University of Chile from 1967 to 1973. He left his country in 1973 because he was profoundly affected by his country's political travail. After the collapse of Pinochet's military dictatorship, Skármeta returned to Chile and hosted a television program on literature and the arts. He served as the Chilean ambassador in Germany from 2000 to 2003. He has written several novels including Ardiente Paciencia, which inspired the 1994 Academy Award-winning movie Il Postino (The Postman); The Insurrection, about the Nicaraguan Revolution just before Somoza's fall; and Chileno!, a young adult book drawing on Skármeta 's own experience of exile.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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