Late and Posthumous Poems, 1968-1974: Bilingual Edition

by Pablo Neruda
Translated by Ben Belitt
Introduction by Manuel Duran

Grove/Atlantic | January 12, 1994 | Trade Paperback

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this superb bilingual anthology highlights the posthumous legacy of Pable Neruda, the great Chilean poet and Nobel laureate, who left a vast body of unpublished work when he died in 1973.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 in

Published: January 12, 1994

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 080213145X

ISBN - 13: 9780802131454

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Late and Posthumous Poems, 1968-1974: Bilingual Edition

by Pablo Neruda
Translated by Ben Belitt
Introduction by Manuel Duran

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 in

Published: January 12, 1994

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 080213145X

ISBN - 13: 9780802131454

About the Book

< div> This superb bilingual anthology highlights the posthumous legacy of Pablo Neruda, the great Chilean poet and Nobel laureate, who left a vast body of unpublished work when he died in 1973. Ben Belitt, a distinguished poet in his own right, is widely regarded as the leading translator of Neruda into English. Here he has given us a Neruda as fecund and engaged as ever, ceaselessly spinning the strands of his great, seamless life's work.< /div>

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this superb bilingual anthology highlights the posthumous legacy of Pable Neruda, the great Chilean poet and Nobel laureate, who left a vast body of unpublished work when he died in 1973.

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Neruda's poetry moved through a variety of periods and styles, beginning with the youthful romanticism of Crepusculary (1919), which shows the seeds of his later social commitment. In Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair (1924), his tone becomes more despairing, a mood amplified in The Attempt of Infinite Man, an experiment with the avant-garde expressing the painful confrontation with human limits. The three hermetic volumes of Residence on Earth (1933) are surrealistic in style and subject matter, characterized by twisted syntax, audacious metaphors, and truncated phrases that express the chaos of the modern mind and an ontological despair. The Canto General (1950) is an effort to capture the epic tone of Latin America's history; highly political in large part, it contains some of the poet's finest work, as in his single greatest work, The Heights of Machu Picchu (1945). In later work, Neruda ranged from experiments with "conversational" poetry in Extravagaria (1958) to lyric autobiography to the rapturous contemplation of the natural world's wonders. In volumes such as Spain in the Heart and Intimate Letter to Millions, his verse becomes less hermetic, more accessible, and particularly more political. In 1927 Neruda entered Chile's diplomatic corps, and after an unpleasant tour in the Orient, he became consul to Barcelona and then moved to Madrid in 1935. He devoted himself to the cause of the Spanish republic, and its destruction by Franco's forces led him into poli
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