Love Poems

Pablo Neruda
Donald D. Walsh (Translator)

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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.

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ISBN – 9780811217293
Publisher – New Directions Publishing Corp
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 17/01/2008
Dimensions – 152mm X 104mm
Categories – Poetry

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Pablo Neruda
The Complete Memoirs Expanded Edition


The classic memoir of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, now expanded with newly discovered material

Southern Chile was an open frontier when the beloved poet Pablo Neruda was born there in 1904. A motherless, pensive child in the wild, he began writing poems long before quitting the countryside for Santiago, where he spent his bohemian student years. From there, his memoir follows his travels as a globetrotting Chilean consul–including a stint in Spain during its civil war, and in Mexico, where he attracted attention for aiding a man suspected of conspiring to assassinate Leon Trotsky–and his short-lived service as a Chilean senator. Neruda, a communist, was driven from his senate seat in 1948, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. After a year in hiding, he escaped on horseback over the Andes, then to Europe and Asia. The memoirs conclude shortly after the coup in 1972 that overthrew his close friend Salvador Allende, Chile’s first democratically elected president, as Neruda himself battled cancer.

Now expanded to include newly discovered material, The Complete Memoirs is the definitive edition of Neruda’s classic memoir–a moving, revealing record of his life as a poet, a patriot, and one of the twentieth century’s true men of conscience.

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