Tracing and Memorializing Neruda: The Uruguay connections

  • Ian Campbell Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Keywords neruda, Latin American Cultural Studies, afterlife, Literature, memorializing


This essay considers those aspects of the literary/cultural afterlife of Pablo Neruda which primarily had their origins in Neruda's sojourns in Uruguay in the 1950s but which developed after Neruda's death in 1973. Memorializing of Neruda in the posthumous era ie 1973 onwards, in Atlantida and Punta del Este, is examined with specific reference to the evolution of the 1956 floral chapbook, "Oda a las flores de Datitla", the development of the Museo Paseo Neruda in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Author Biography

Ian Campbell, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Ian Campbell is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures, Macquarie Unversity, Sydney, Australia. His postgraduate background is in Indonesian Studies, but in recent years he has also researched in Latin American Studies.
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