Pablo Neruda, Balanced Update:

As his driver had suggested, he didn’t die of cancer, but rather was likely poisoned with botulism, possibly by Pinochet’s gang when the latter took over Chile.

On the other side of the coin, feminists have called out Neruda out for a rape he committed around 1930 and for the abandonment of his daughter born with hydrocephalus.

These days icons can’t win for losing, especially on Valentine’s Day if one is the world’s most famous love poet. Warts and all.

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