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The Spirit Guide: Brian Keenan Follows Pablo Neruda


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1/2. "I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees," wrote the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda in one of his best-known love poems. For the 100th anniversary of Neruda's birth, Brian Keenan travels to Chile to follow in the footsteps of the poet, his "spirit guide". He meets Neruda's surviving friends to explore the life and work of the poet and finds they have a lot in common, from secret childhood poetry to a love of collecting the most surprising things.
(Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm)
Brian Keenan on Pablo, poetry and pruck: page 115


Unknown: Pablo Neruda
Unknown: Brian Keenan
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

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