Adam Feinstein : " My book reissue forensic investigation and the possibility of the murder of Neruda "
By Mario Casasús,23/09/2013
Mexico City. - In digital interview from London , Adam Feinstein , author of Pablo Neruda : A passion for life (2004 ) , talks about the reissue circulating in England : " There is a short chapter at the end of the new edition , explaining the forensic investigations and the possibility that Neruda may have been killed on September 23, 1973 " . The investigator - founded London Sep 19 Cantalao bilingual magazine : " This was an idea that germinated several years . I want people interested in reading the fascinating life and work of Neruda as rich and in Latin American literature in general. " Continuing the Tribute to Neruda , Feinstein explained clarín.cl the title of the journal : " Cantalao Neruda was the name invented for the people in his only novel , The inhabitant and his hope (1926) and also the name of the poet wanted to give a haven for writers who hoped that be founded on the coast near his home in Isla Negra " . MC . - Adam , how many years have devoted to research biography of poet Pablo Neruda? AF . - My research before posting my biography of Neruda for the first time in 2004 - lasted five years. The book just came out in a new English edition includes information on the exhumation of the remains of Neruda and its implications.
MC . - You're the author of a translation of " Canto General " ( 2013 ) , with images of Brazilian artist Ana Maria Pacheco . Is latent Anglophone readers interest in poetry and biography of Neruda? AF . - There is much interest in the United Kingdom and the United States by the poetry and life of Neruda. Anglophones recognize that Neruda was one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century . In an event held last week , I sold many copies of the new edition of my biography , Pablo Neruda : A passion for life (2004 ) . My other book , which also comes out this month , contains ten translations mine 's Canto General , accompanied by wonderful pictures of Ana Maria Pacheco .
MC . - What kind of comments received your book " Pablo Neruda : A passion for life" in 2004? AF . - My book was hailed in the media in many countries. The playwright Harold Pinter called it " a superb biography " and the Latin American Review of Books called it a " masterpiece" .
MC . - How many new chapters have the reissue of " Pablo Neruda : A passion for life" ? AF . - There is a short chapter at the end of the new edition , explaining the forensic investigations and the possibility that Neruda may have been killed on September 23, 1973 .
MC . - Do you plan to publish a translation of a biography Neruda ? AF . - Yes , there are plans to publish my book in Spanish shortly.
MC . - You came to a preliminary conclusion on the alleged murder of Neruda? AF . - I have a preliminary conclusion regarding the alleged murder of the poet. We'll have to wait for the results of forensic . We know that Neruda was suffering from prostate cancer. Although there poisoning , do not know if it will detect the traces of poison forty years after the death of the poet.
MC . - Will there be a revised and expanded third edition of your biography to the findings of " Cantalao " and the forensics ? AF . - I hope so, of course.
MC . - Why hast Cantalao magazine ? , Who is it for? AF . - This was an idea germinating for several years . I want people interested in reading the fascinating life and work of Neruda as rich and in Latin American literature in general.
MC . - What frequency will Cantalao magazine ? , Can we read on the Internet? AF . - The magazine will come out twice a year . For now , it appears only on paper.
MC . - What does Cantalao in biography and in the imagination of Neruda? AF . - Cantalao Neruda was the name invented for the people in his only novel , The inhabitant and his hope (1926) and also the name of the poet wanted to give a haven for writers who hoped that be founded on the coast near his home in Isla Negra .
MC . - What do you think seeing no dream fulfilled Neruda? , Do you think that someday they will respect the last wishes Cantalao Statutes ? AF . - I certainly hope that one day is established haven for writers , who was Neruda's unfulfilled dream .
MC . - Finally, how conmemorarás the 40th anniversary of the death of Neruda? , Where will you be on September 23 ? AF . - On September 23 I will be in London reciting poems by Neruda , and recalling in this humanistic poet whose work remains as relevant as ever.