Mark Eisner - Salt Lake City
Oct 9, 2020, 6:00 pm
Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front Region
VenueZoom Conference Call
202 W 300 N
Salt Lake City , UT 84103-1108
Artes de Mexico en Utah invites you to join us for a film screening of Neruda and a Q&A with Mark Eisner, author of Neruda: The Poet's Calling.
Register via Zoom here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpceuhqzovGdBVAaZqb4cbfaD4I5YvEPb5
Few poets have captured the global imagination like Pablo Neruda. In his native Chile, across Latin America, and in many other parts of the world, his name and legacy have become almost synonymous with liberation movements, and with the language of erotic love.
Neruda: The Poet’s Calling is the product of fifteen years of research by Mark Eisner, writer, translator, and documentary filmmaker. The book vividly depicts Neruda’s monumental life, potent verse, and ardent belief in the “poet’s obligation” to use poetry for social good. It braids together three major strands of Neruda’s life—his world-revered poetry; his political engagement; and his tumultuous, even controversial, personal life—forming a single cohesive narrative of intimacy and breadth.
The fascinating events of Neruda’s life are interspersed with Eisner’s thoughtful examinations of the poems, both as works of art in their own right and as mirrors of Neruda’s life and times. The result is a book that animates Neruda’s riveting story in a new way—one that offers a compelling narrative version of Neruda’s life and work, undergirded by exhaustive research, yet designed to bring this colossal literary figure to a broader audience.
This event is made possible with support from Artes de Mexico en Utah, The King's English, and Utah Humanities.