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Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair : Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition - Pablo Neruda

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

By: Pablo Neruda, Cristina Garcia (Introduction by), W. S. Merwin (Translator)


Published: 2nd December 2003
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Please note the pages on this book have been produced with bevelled or rough edge to create an old style look. The publisher has deliberately chosen to produce the book this way.

Product Description

A beautifully packaged edition from "the greatest poet of the twentieth century—in any language (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

First published in 1924, Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada remains among Pablo Neruda’s most popular work. Daringly metaphorical and sensuous, this collection juxtaposes youthful passion with the desolation of grief. Drawn from the poet’s most intimate and personal associations, the poems combine eroticism and the natural world with the influence of expressionism and the genius of a master poet. This edition features the newly corrected original Spanish text, with masterly English translations by award-winning poet W. S. Merwin on facing pages.

  • Includes twelve sketches by Pablo Picasso
  • New introduction by Cristina García
  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition pacjaged with French flaps
About The Author

When presenting the legendary Chilean poet Pablo Neruda with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971, Karl Ragnar Gierow of the Swedish Academy proclaimed, "Neruda is like catching a condor with a butterfly net. Neruda, in a nutshell, is an unreasonable proposition: the kernel bursts the shell."

"the greatest poet of the twentieth century--in any language"

Introduction - vii
I. Body of a Woman - 3
II. The Light Wraps You - 5
III. Ah Vastness of Pines - 9
IV. The Morning Is Full - 11
V. So that You Will Hear Me - 15
VI. I Remember You As You Were - 21
VII. Leaning into the Afternoons - 23
VIII. White Bee - 27
IX. Drunk with Pines - 33
X. We Have Lost Even - 35
XI. Almost out of the Sky - 39
XII. Your Breast Is Enough - 43
XIII. I Have Gone Marking - 47
XIV. Every Day You Play - 53
XV. I Like for You to Be Still - 57
XVI. In My at Twilight - 61
XVII. Thinking, Tangling Shadows - 65
XVIII. Here I Love You - 71
XIX. Girl Lithe and Tawny - 75
XX. Tonight I Can Write - 77
The Song of Despair - 83
Selected Bibliography - 91
Suggestions for Further Reading - 93

ISBN: 9780142437704
ISBN-10: 0142437700
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English , Spanish
Number Of Pages: 94
Published: 2nd December 2003
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 16.5 x 13.3  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.1