Love Poems
Love Poems
Translated by Donald D. Walsh

A beautiful new gift book of Pablo Neruda's greatest love poems for all occasions.

"One of the greatest major poets of the twentieth century."—The New York Times Book Review 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 came 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.

Title Love Poems
Author Pablo Neruda
Translated by Donald D. Walsh
Publisher New Directions
Title First Published 28 January 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 64 p.
ISBN-10 0811217299
ISBN-13 9780811217293
Publication Date 28 January 2008
Main content page count 64
Weight 16 oz.

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