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Feb 25, 2009 - Ilsa Negra - Pablo Neruda

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Ilsa Negra, not really an island at all, was the favorite home of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. We first heard of Neruda when we watched the enchanting movie Il Postino, an Italian movie about a postman who is hired to deliver mail to the poet when he was exiled from Chile because of his political beliefs. In the movie, Neruda lives at the top of a steep bluff and the volume of mail he receives is enough to warrant the hiring of a postman for his mail alone. The climb is so strenuous on a bicycle that...

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