The Poetry Of Pablo Neruda

by Pablo Neruda
Editor Ilan Stavans

Farrar, Straus And Giroux | April 1, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by "the greatest poet of the twentieth century--in any language" (Gabriel García Márquez)

"In his work a continent awakens to consciousness." So wrote the Swedish Academy in awarding the Nobel Prize to Pablo Neruda, the author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America''s most revered writers, lionized during his lifetime as "the people''s poet."

This selection of Neruda''s poetry, the most comprehensive single volume available in English, presents nearly six hundred poems, scores of them in new and sometimes multiple translations, and many accompanied by the Spanish original. In his introduction, Ilan Stavans situates Neruda in his native milieu as well as in a contemporary English-language one, and a group of new translations by leading poets testifies to Neruda''s enduring, vibrant legacy among English-speaking writers and readers today.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1040 pages, 8.18 × 5.99 × 1.84 in

Published: April 1, 2005

Publisher: Farrar, Straus And Giroux

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0374529604

ISBN - 13: 9780374529604

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The Poetry Of Pablo Neruda

by Pablo Neruda
Editor Ilan Stavans

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1040 pages, 8.18 × 5.99 × 1.84 in

Published: April 1, 2005

Publisher: Farrar, Straus And Giroux

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0374529604

ISBN - 13: 9780374529604

About the Book

The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by "the greatest poet of the twentieth century--in any language" (Gabriel Garcí a Má rquez)
"In his work a continent awakens to consciousness." So wrote the Swedish Academy in awarding the Nobel Prize to Pablo Neruda, the author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America's most revered writers, lionized during his lifetime as "the people's poet."
This selection of Neruda's poetry, the most comprehensive single volume available in English, presents nearly six hundred poems, scores of them in new and sometimes multiple translations, and many accompanied by the Spanish original. In his introduction, Ilan Stavans situates Neruda in his native milieu as well as in a contemporary English-language one, and a group of new translations by leading poets testifies to Neruda's enduring, vibrant legacy among English-speaking writers and readers today.

Table of Contents

continued XII: THE RIVERS OF SONG I. Carta a Miguel Otero Silva, en Caracas (1949) Letter to Miguel Otero Silva, in Caracas (1949) V. To Miguel Hernández, Murdered in the Prisons of Spain XIII: NEW YEAR''S CHORALE FOR THE COUNTRY IN DARKNESS VIII. Chile''s Voices XIV. I Recall the Sea XV. There''s No Forgiving XVII. Happy Year to My Country in Darkness XIV: THE GREAT OCEAN IV. The Men and the Islands V. Rapa Nui VIII. The Oceanics IX. Antarctica XI. La muerte Death XII. The Wave XVII. The Enigmas XXI. Leviathan XXIII. Not Only the Albatross XIV: I AM I. The Frontier (1904) III. The House VI. The Traveler (1927) VII. Far from Here X. The War (1936) XI. Love from THE CAPTAIN''S VERSES/ LOS VERSOS DEL CAPITÁN (1951-1952) LOVE In You the Earth The Queen The Potter September 8 Tus manos Your Hands Tu risa Your Laughter The Fickle One The Son THE FURIES The Hurt El sueño The Dream Oblivion You Would Come LIVES The Mountain and the River The Flag Little America Epithalamium La carta en el camino Letter on the Road from ELEMENTAL ODES/ ODAS ELEMENTALES (1952-1957) The Invisible Man Oda a la alcachofa Ode to the Artichoke Ode to the Artichoke Oda al átomo Ode to the Atom Oda a la crítica Ode to Criticism ri0Ode to Numbers Ode to the Past Ode to Laziness Ode to the Earth Ode to My Suit Ode to Sadness Ode to Wine NEW ELEMENTAL ODES Oda a la crítica (II) Ode to Criticism (II) Oda al dicdonario Ode to the Dictionary Ode to the Seagull Ode to Firefoot Oda a Wa
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The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by "the greatest poet of the twentieth century--in any language" (Gabriel García Márquez)

"In his work a continent awakens to consciousness." So wrote the Swedish Academy in awarding the Nobel Prize to Pablo Neruda, the author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America''s most revered writers, lionized during his lifetime as "the people''s poet."

This selection of Neruda''s poetry, the most comprehensive single volume available in English, presents nearly six hundred poems, scores of them in new and sometimes multiple translations, and many accompanied by the Spanish original. In his introduction, Ilan Stavans situates Neruda in his native milieu as well as in a contemporary English-language one, and a group of new translations by leading poets testifies to Neruda''s enduring, vibrant legacy among English-speaking writers and readers today.

About the Author

Pablo Neruda (1904-73), Chile''s greatest poet, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1971.

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College.

Editorial Reviews

 "Not since Whitman has a poet of genius embraced a whole continent, as Neruda has his, or spoken so directly to the nonpoets among his readers."—Selden Rodman

"Ambitious . . . Meticulously edited . . . Stavans deserves high praise for the volume he has assembled."—John Freeman, San Francisco Chronicle

"The Poetry of Pablo Neruda advertises itself as ''the most comprehensive single volume available in English''—and it certainly is."—Charles Simic, The New York Review of Books

"The greatest poet of the twentieth century—in any language."—Gabriel Garcia Marquez
 
"[This book provides] an opportunity to reflect on the poet''s achievement and his canonical position."—Christopher Winks, The Harvard Review

"If, as Stavans believes, 30 years after his death the time is right for a reappraisal of Neruda, then this volume is just what''s needed to jump-start the process. Highly recommended."—Library Journal
 
"Critic Ilan Stavans has created the first comprehensive English-language survey of Neruda''s legendary oeuvre, judiciously selecting and expertly discussing 600 poems to create a genuinely invaluable and deeply pleasurable volume."—Booklist
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