Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Friday, July 12, 2013
Happy birthday, poet Pablo Neruda
It is the birthday of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904), who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He is best remembered today for his erotically-charged love poems, including his most well-known book, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924). He was also a communist activist and politician, and served as a close advisor to Salvadore Allende, Chile's socialist president. Neruda published his first writing, an essay, at age 13. He wrote poems and essays for local publications as a youngster. His first book of poetry, Book of Twilights, was published in 1923. Other work includes The Trying of Infinite Man (1926) and a novel, The Inhabitant and His Hope (1926), as well as the poetry collection Residence on Earth, a three-volume set published in 1933, 1935 and 1947. He also wrote Canto General (1950). Neruda died of heart failure in 1973. It is alleged that Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet had him poisoned because of his support of Allende.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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