Birthdays, Exiles


Perhaps you have thought about what you would take and where you would go if forced to flee the country because of your communist beliefs?

In honor of Pablo Neruda’s birthday, Daybook describes the poet’s flight from Chile to Argentina. Traveling by packhorse with a bottle of whiskey, typewriter, and unfinished Canto General in tow, Neruda somehow survived the trek over the Andes.

(via Bookslut)

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →