The Captain's Verses
The Captain's Verses
Love Poems


The Nobel Prize winner 's classic collection of love poems. Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, finished writing The Captain's Verses in 1952 while in exile on the island of Capri—the paradisal setting for the blockbuster film Il Postino (The Postman). Surrounded by sea, sun, and Capri's natural splendors, Neruda addressed these poems to his lover Matilde Urrutia before they were married, but didn't publish them publicly until 1963. This complete, bilingual collection has become a classic for love-struck readers around the world—passionately sensuous, and exploding with all the erotic energy of a new love.

Title The Captain's Verses
Subtitle Love Poems
Author Pablo Neruda
Publisher New Directions
Title First Published 25 February 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 160 p.
ISBN-10 081121821X
ISBN-13 9780811218214
Publication Date 25 February 2009
Main content page count 160
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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