Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Dual Language Edition


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.

Title Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Subtitle Dual Language Edition
Author Pablo Neruda
Publisher Penguin Classics
Title First Published 02 December 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 112 p.
ISBN-10 0142437700
ISBN-13 9780142437704
Publication Date 02 December 2003
Main content page count 112
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.00
 


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