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Neruda: For the Love of Women

According to Teitelboim, Neruda always had a special way with women. Women are "our better half," he says, "but never predictable just because it's the other half." he adds with irony that "one of Neruda's regrets was not to have been able to love all two billion women who existed in his time, though he tried to do it through his poetry."

Neruda spent most of his life with two particularly significant women: the Argentine painter Delia del Carril and the Chilean singer Matilde Urrutia. Delia was so constantly active that she had been nicknamed Ia hormiga, or the ant. Later, the poet would give her another name, "the neighbor." What we know is that she burst into Nerud...

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