Love Poems

Pablo Neruda (Author) Donald D Walsh (Translator)
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Description

Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda's love poems caused a scandal when published anonymously in 1952. In later editions, these verses became the most celebrated of the Noble Prize winner's oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound images that reveal in gentle lingering lines an erotic re-imagining of the world through the prism of a lover's body: "today our bodies became vast, they grew to the edge of the world / and rolled melting / into a single drop / of wax or meteor...." Written on the paradisal island of Capri, where Neruda "took refuge" in the arms of his lover Matilde Urrutia, Love Poems embraces the seascapes around them, saturating the images of endless shores and waves with a new, yearning eroticism. This wonderful book collects Neruda's most passionate verses.


Product Details

Price
$11.95  $10.99
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
January 01, 2008
Pages
90
Dimensions
4.05 X 0.3 X 6.03 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811217293
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About the Author

Born in 1904 in the south of Chile, Pablo Neruda enjoyed great success as both a poet and diplomat. One of his first books, Twenty Love Poems, became a bible for lovers of the Spanish language. In 1971, while serving as Chilean ambassador to France, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Reviews

It is difficult to find an analogue for the sustained passion and gentleness communicated in this absolutely stunning apotheosis of the poetry of sexual love.
One of the greatest major poets of the twentieth century.
It is hard not to be swept away by the urgency of his language, and that's especially so when he seems swept away.
The greatest poet of the twentieth century--in any language.--Gabriel García Márquez