| May 1, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO SANTIAGO, CHILE
From LAX, LAN offers direct service to Santiago, and American, Delta, COPA and LAN offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $859, excluding taxes and fees.
| May 1, 2011
Born: July 12, 1904, in Parral, Chile
Died: Sept. 23, 1973, Santiago, Chile
Awards and honors: Nobel Prize for literature, 1971; Golden Wreath Award, 1972
Life: Often called the "Whitman of the South." Poetry included such works as...
| May 22, 2011
The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry
Edited by Ilan Stavans
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 729 pp., $50
Here's the answer to a hypothetical "Jeopardy" query: "Who are Pablo Neruda and, um…?"
And now, the question:...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The American Library Association announced winners and finalists of their Youth Media awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, at a ceremony Monday . The Newbery Medal honors a distinguished work of children's literature. The Caldecott Medal...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 3:33 PM
Even though the weather is performing like it is the middle of summer, I'm getting into an autumn frame of mind. I have already hung a wreath of colorful leaves on my front door. Later this week I'm going to cover the lamppost at the corner of my driveway...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 12:45 PM
William O’Daly reads Pablo Neruda — Friday, May 6, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse hosts a reading and book-signing event for William O’Daly, poet and translator of nine books by Chilean poet...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 12:25 PM
If you're an American hoping to visit one of the world's top 10 literary cities, you'll have to start looking for a plane ticket. Only two American cities made the new list from National Geographic Traveler.
Edinburgh, Scotland, tops the list, which is...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:54 PM
In "Morning," one of Pablo Neruda's best-known love sonnets, the speaker gushes, "Naked you are blue as a night in Cuba; /You've vines and stars in your hair." In one bold image Neruda expresses his passion for both a woman and a country. Such...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 11:46 AM
La novelista latinoamericana, Isabel Allende, estará la próxima semana en el sur de Florida.
Allende, quien vive en Estados Unidos desde 1989 y cuyas 19 novelas han vendido más de 57 millones de copias en 35 idiomas, recibirá un tercer premio Lawrence A....
| Nov 11, 2007
Careers have arcs. Writers develop and change, as evidenced by "I Explain a Few Things: Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 360 pp., $16), a new bilingual anthology of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" (Vintage:...
| Jul 15, 2007
MOSCOW-BORN, Los Angeles-based artist Roman Genn has come a long way from drawing Communist propaganda cartoons as child. His incisive caricatures have appeared in magazines and newspapers across the country, often generating controversy with what he's...