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Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924)

by Pablo Neruda

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MY HEART! ( )
  plumtingz | Dec 14, 2017 |
Libro #74 de la lista de los 100 libros de Pasión por la lectura.
http://www.pasionporlalectura.itesm.mx/que_leo/cultura_general.htm
  celia.castro | Oct 4, 2017 |
These poems are alive. They are raw, full of heart, sensual, and electric. Wow. Just wow. ( )
  libbromus | Aug 20, 2016 |
I absolutely love Pablo Neruda. I read this particular work when I was young, and I revisit his poems from time to time. They enrich my soul. Pablo Neruda is actually the pen name of Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He actually legally ychanged his original name to his pen name. He holds a very well-deserved Nobel award. ( )
  ytchio | Dec 24, 2015 |
My heart ached in my chest while reading some of these poems. ( )
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Cartier-Bresson, H.Photographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Merwin, W. S.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Millais, John EverettCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pol, Barber van deTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prinsen, ErikCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Forward:  A friend of mine, a Catalan poet, has told me that he once heard Pablo Neruda read his poetry in Venezuela in the 1960's to an audience of well over six hundred people.
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The Nobel Prize–winning poet’s most popular work

When it appeared in 1924, this work launched into the international spotlight a young and unknown poet whose writings would ignite a generation. W. S. Merwin’s incomparable translation faces the original Spanish text. Now in a black-spine Classics edition, this book stands as an essential collection that continues to inspire lovers and poets around the world.

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First published in 1924, Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada remains among Neruda's most popular work. Daringly metaphorical, these poems are based upon his own private associations. Their sensuous use of nature symbolism to celebrate love and to express grief has not been surpassed in the literature of our century. This edition offers the original Spanish text, with masterly translations by W.S. Merwin on facing pages.… (more)

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