Outside the House of Chile’s Most Famous Poet: The Great Pablo Neruda

Outside the House of Chile's Most Famous Poet: The Great Pablo Neruda


The Chilean Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda owned three homes in Chile–two outside Santiago and one in Barrio Bellavista in Santiago. La Chascona in Santiago, La Sebastiana in Valparaiso and Isla Negra in Isla Negra. His home in Bellavista is named after his third wife Mathilde: “La Chascona” which pays tribute to her unruly red hair.

An Excerpt of We Are Many,

While I am writing, I am far away;
and when I come back, I have already left.
I should like to see if the same thing happens
to other people as it does to me,
to see if as many people are as I am,
and if they seem the same way to themselves.
When this problem has been thoroughly explored,
I am going to school myself so well in things
that, when I try to explain my problems,
I shall speak, not of self, but of geography.