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    Pablo Neruda. [Typed Responses to a Questionnaire on the Creative Process]. Santiago and Isla Negra: 1963. Original unpublished correspondence, signed.

    More Information: Pablo Neruda. [Typed Responses to a Questionnaire on the Creative Process]. Santiago and Isla Negra: 18 and 26 October, 1963. Original unpublished correspondence. Signed. Letter, one typed leaf, requesting Neruda's participation in a questionnaire entitled "El Proceso de la Creación Artística." Accompanied by Neruda's response to the twenty questions, five typed leaves. Six unnumbered, letter-sized leaves (10.1875 x 8.5 inches; 260 x 215 mm.). Text on rectos only. Stapled packet, with cover sheet consisting of typewritten, signed letter with pencil annotation at bottom margin; remaining leaves typed with fourteen carbon typescript slips pasted on, margins ruled in black felt-tip pen with shorter rules drawn in to separate each response from the following question, final leaf signed in red ink. Housed in a folded tissue sleeve inside mylar trifold. Regular age toning of sheets. Cover leaf edgeworn; rumpling around staple; horizontal and vertical creases bisecting leaf; mended tear running width of page. Spot of correction fluid applied to beginning of first question. Evidence of damp (possible glue-stain) at bottom rule of final leaf, causing slight bleeding; small area with layer of paper pulled up at bottom end of left marginal rule. Some bleed-through of pen ink visible at rectos. Very good, given the fragile nature of this object. Neruda's responses are brief but impactful. To the request: "Give your thoughts on the meaning of 'creation.'" Neruda writes: "Literary or visual art is the construction of a reality that did not exist before, or the materialization in words, colors or sounds, of previously unknown relationships between consciousness and the exterior or interior world." Text in Spanish.

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