Can you separate the poem from the person? Is a despicable personality excusable in an artist? I’d never heard about this side of Neruda (and honestly, I’m not quite ready to just take this blogger’s word for it), but it does make me rethink some of my feelings toward his poems. Not sure if I’m comfortable with that. Your thoughts?
Well, this is awkward, but it appears the original article this post referred to has been removed from its site. Sorry.