Love Poems

Category: Book
By (author): Neruda, Pablo
Translated By: Walsh, Donald D
Series: New Directions Paperbook
Subject:  POETRY / Caribbean & Latin American
  POETRY / General
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: November 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.00in x 4.00in x 0.30in
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From The Publisher*Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda's love poems are the most celebrated of the Nobel Prize winner's oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound images and reveling in a fiery re-imagining of the world. Mostly written on the island paradise of Capri (the idyllic setting of the Oscar-winning movie Il Postino), Love Poems embraces the seascapes surrounding the poet and his love Matilde Urrutia, their waves and shores saturated with a new, yearning eroticism.

And when you appear
all the rivers sound
in my body, bells
shake the sky,
and a hymn fills the world.
        © 1973 by Neruda & Walsh
Review Quote*"One of the greatest major poets of the twentieth century. ()"

"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....Matilde Urrutia deserves to enter history in the company of Petrarch's Laura and Dante's Beatrice.()"
Biographical NotePablo Neruda was born in 1904 in the town of Parral in Chile. He received numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the International Peace Prize in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953. In 1971, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two years later he died of leukemia in Santiago, Chile.