Literatura y lingüística
versión impresa ISSN 0716-5811
RUBILAR SOLIS, Luis. The name of the rose in the poetry of Pablo Neruda. Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2000, n.12, pp. 21-42. ISSN 0716-5811. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-58112000001200003.
This is an advance of a variable from a doctoral thesis on the factors that shape the identity of Pablo Neruda in his work. His mother-child relationship, the home-life in the Araucanía, the absence and need of the motherly figure, his first readings as a child in Parral, adolescence as a process of identity transformation in his erotic nature. The rose, a feminine name and a vegetable flower, is the key word of his personal references and of his subsequent experiences with different women. Rosauras, Rosías, Rosarios, Rosaledas, Rositas, etc. From Neruda's semantic resources we could appreciate a double identity, between his person and the polysemic messages of his poetry. However, his protoidentity was always intact and unitary