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33 popular chilean books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around South America Challenge" were written by authors from Chile. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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100 Love Sonnets : Cien sonetos de amor by Pablo Neruda EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Against the backdrop of Isla Negra — the sea and wind, the white sand with its scattering of delicate wild flowers, the hot sun and salty smells of the Pacific — Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda sets these joyfully sensual poems in celebration of his love. The subject of that love: Matilde Urrutia de Neruda, the poet's "beloved wife." As popular in the Hispanic world as the poet's renowned Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair,One Hundred Love Sonnets has never before been published in its entirety in English translation. The reason for this astonishing neglect may lie in the historical circumsta... continue
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20 Poemas de Amor y Una Cancion Desesperada by Pablo Neruda ES

Rating: 3 (5 votes)
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"De aquellas tierras, de aquel barro, de aquel silencio he salido yo a andar, a cantar, por el mundo". Así se describe Pablo Neruda, autor de una obra fecundísima, a través de la cual se pueden seguir las diferentes tendencias que ha experimentado la poesía hispanoamericana de nuestro siglo. Veinte Poemas de Amor y Una Canción Desesperada, una de sus obras más importantes, revela una voz poética muy personal. Se trata de un libro de amor juvenil, apasionado, exultante y amargo, escrito con un tono cálidamente humano y sencillo... continue

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Ardiente paciencia : (el cartero de Neruda) by Antonio Skármeta ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Un joven pescador decide convertirse en cartero de Isla Negra, donde el único que recibe y envía correspondencia es el poeta Pablo Neruda. Entre ambos se forja una relación muy peculiar cuando el cartero recurre al poeta para seducir a su enamorada. La enrarecida atmosfera del Chile de aquellos años precipitara un dramático desenlace.


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Chilean Poet : A Novel by Alejandro Zambra EN

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Named a Best Book of 2022 by The New Yorker “A tender and funny story about love, family and the peculiar position of being a stepparent…[Chilean Poet] broadens the author’s scope and quite likely his international reputation.” —Los Angeles Times “Zambra's books have long shown him to be a writer who, at the sentence level, is in a world all his own.” —Juan Vidal, NPR.org A writer of “startling talent” (The New York Times Book Review), Alejandro Zambra returns with his most substantial work yet: a story of fathers and sons, ambition and failure, and what it means to make a family After a chanc... continue

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Deep Down Dark : The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Deep Down Dark is the novel that inspired the film The 33 starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Cote de Pablo and Antonio Banderas. When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. After the disaster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales, and in Deep Down Dark, he brings them to haunting, visceral life. We learn what it was like to be imprisoned inside a mountain, understand the horror of being slowly consu... continue

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Distant Star by Roberto Bolaño EN

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The star in this hair-raising novel is Alberto Ruiz-Tagle, an Air Force pilot who exploits the 1973 coup in Chile to launch his own version of the New Chilean Poetry, a multimedia enterprise that symbolizes the darkness of Pinochet's regime.

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El cartero de Neruda by Antonio Skármeta ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Description:
La insólita amistad entre un sencillo cartero y el gran poeta Pablo Neruda: el mutuo deslumbramiento por la libertad y la creación. Esta novela, traducida a veinticinco idiomas, es ya un clásico de las letras universales. Mario Jiménez, un joven pescador, decide abandonar su oficio para convertirse en cartero de Isla Negra, donde la única persona que recibe y envía correspondencia es el poeta Pablo Neruda. Jiménez admira a Neruda y espera pacientemente que algún día el poeta le dedique un libro, o que se produzca algo más que un brevísimo cruce de palabras y el pago de la propina. Su anhelo se... continue

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El desierto by Carlos Franz ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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Laura returns to the town of Pampa Hundida, a small Chilean town in the desert of Atacama, after twenty years of absence, where individuals and society must come to terms with each other and certain traditional rites confront the pragmatic considerations of European reason.

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Fully Empowered by Pablo Neruda EN

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An important collection that includes some of the Nobel Prize winner's own favorite poems. "The Sea" A single entity, but no blood. A single caress, death or a rose. The sea comes in and puts our lives together and attacks alone and spreads itself and sing sin nights and days and men and living creatures. Its essence-fire and cold; movement, movement. Pablo Neruda himself regarded Fully Empowered -- which first appeared in Spanish in 1962 under the title Plenos Poderes -- as a particular favorite, in part because it came out of a most fruitful period in his life. These thirty-six poems vary fr... continue


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