Five Decades: Poems 1925-1970 by Pablo NerudaFive Decades: Poems 1925-1970 by Pablo Neruda

Five Decades: Poems 1925-1970

byPablo NerudaTranslated byBen Belitt

Paperback | January 12, 1994 | Spanish

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This bilingual volume is the definitive collection of the poetry of Pablo Neruda, the 1971 Nobel Prize winner and one of the most profoundly influential poets of the twentieth century. His love poems are earthy and transcendent, and his political poems are the work of a man as incisive, impassioned, and ferociously intelligent as he was sensual. Ben Belitt has drawn the 138 selections in Five Decades from all of Neruda's major works, including the early volumes Residence on Earth, General Song, Elemental Odes, Voyages and Homecomings, Book of Vagaries, A Hundred Love Sonnets, Black Island Memorial, and the later The Hands of Day, World's End, and Skystones.
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 ...
Title:Five Decades: Poems 1925-1970Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 1.2 inPublished:January 12, 1994Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:Spanish

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ISBN - 10:0802130356

ISBN - 13:9780802130358

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A definitive collection of the poetry of one of the most influential and profound poets of the Spanish language - Pablo Neruda. This unique bilingual edition boasts 138 poems from a sequence of 21 books written during a span of five decades, including 30 new translations never before published. Passionate, intelligent, sensual and urgent, the work of this Nobel Prize-winning poet spans the romantic and political with equal power and depth. Five Decades: Poems 1925 - 1970 is a wonderful celebration of the work of this extraordinary poet.

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"The most prolific, influential and inventive poet of the Spanish language." (The New York Times Book Review)