The Swedish Academy declaresses the minutes of Nobel de Neruda: The problem is the hymns to Stalin

50 years after the granting of the Nobel Prize for Literature to the Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda, the Swedish Academy has declined the DCELIBERATIONS that led tha

The Swedish Academy declaresses the minutes of Nobel de Neruda: The problem is the hymns to Stalin

50 years after the granting of the Nobel Prize for Literature to the Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda, the Swedish Academy has declined the DCELIBERATIONS that led that ruling. The Svenska Dagbladet newspaper has published the minutes of those days and has revealed that some members of the jury already sensed that Neruda's election was going to be a problem in the history of Nobel.

Andersösterling, the director of the jury in 1971, said then that he admired in Neruda "the powerful naturalness and the dynamic vitality" of the Chilean work, but that he also feared that his communist ideology was against the sense of the Nobel Prize. "The ideology of an author, whether Marxist, trade unionist, anarchist or whatever is, belongs to the domain of his personal freedom. The problem with Neruda is that his ideology has become a complete commitment and that includes hymns to Stalin and Other pieces of pure propaganda. Considering these facts, I have repairs towards your candidacy, although they are not exclusive. " Österling then recalled that the bases ofPremium demanded to bring together literary merit and humanistic idealism.

90 candidates were considered for the 1971 Nobel. In addition to Neruda, the Latin American José María Arguedas, Jorge Luis Borges and Alejo Carpentier.henrich Böll, Elias Canetti, Günter Grass, Graham Greene, Eugéne ilesto and André Malraux were also candidates W.h. Auden and Patrick White were tied as finalists of the Nobel.

The academy's failure was announced on September 13, 1971. Two years just later, the Chilean army gave a coup d'état and triggered a campaign of brutal repression against Chilean communists. Neruda, cancer, was not arrested, although many times it has been denounced it has been clarified if the military government precitated the death of him, on September 23, when poisoning it.

Updated Date: 07 January 2022, 05:12

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