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Love Poems

byPablo NerudaTranslated byDonald D Walsh

Paperback | November 25, 2008

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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 became 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.

Pablo Neruda was born in 1904 in the town of Parral in Chile. He received numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the International Peace Prize in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953. In 1971, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two years later he died of leukemia in Santiago, Chile.
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Title:Love PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 6 × 4 × 0.3 inPublished:November 25, 2008Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811217299

ISBN - 13:9780811217293

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it great little big book of love! Many simple poems, makes a sweet gift!
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it Great little book, compact and easy to transport for a read on the go. Short, digestible poems with well translated verses.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Valentine's Day Gift for Myself I bought this as a love gift for myself this February 14th. It's lovely, as expected. "Semipro" is my favourite poem, and is perfect with a glass of wine at night, relaxing.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for Valentines Day My husband gave me this book for Valentines day back when we were just dating. Not something I pull out very often, but it is still sweet to give some of the poems a read on Valentines Day and other special occasions.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern Poetry at it's finest No words can express the beauty behind Neruda's poetry. Each poem is filled with some much emotion that it brings the reader into another world. I have always enjoyed poetry but Neruda's poems just showcase the real world in a new light. If you love poetry then I suggest you read this collection of his poems. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's OK poem book I found that some of the poems were a bit too sexual and borderline dark.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh Some good poems, but a lot are shallow
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! Filled with many wonderful poems!
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Sweet and lovely. I enjoyed every poem in this book.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. Not a big fan of poetry but this is good.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Predictable premise but some good twists & turns
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Passionate Filled with passion, love and intense feelings. The poems are translated in both English and Spanish.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So sweet every poem in this book is filled with so much heart and love it makes me smile when i simply see the cover! loved it very very much
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Poems Sceptical of translated poems
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Romantic I love every each poem in this collection. I suggest it to whoever loves romance poetry!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Pablo writes beautiful poems.... easy to understand and read.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful Love his poems and the cover is gorgeous.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yes! Beautiful poetry especially if you are a fan of Pablo Neruda like me. Because of its small size and light weight it's easy to carry around. You can just randomly open any page and enjoy. Makes a lovely gift for a poetry lovers.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Sweet Great collection! I also love that it has both the Spanish and English versions of the poems.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful A great collection of poems by Pablo Neruda. A very good read.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this He was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Read this
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quintessential A must to read when you're in the bloom of romance.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic I think every romantic should own Pablo Neruda's poetry. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exquisite Neruda is a Master of words! I also love the fact that this edition is bilingual.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pocket Sized Love Pablo Neruda is one of my favourite poets, the passion is his poems makes the heart melt. I'm sure any romantic would love to add this to their collection.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My boyfriend loves it! I bought this for my boyfriend as he loves poems. He really enjoyed it!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Lovely poems that go well with anyone who has seen the Italian movie The Postman.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad I enjoyed this book and think it's pretty appropriate as a Valentine's Day gift.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Want to feel warm? I've had this teeny little book of love for just over a year- I love coming back to it. I use the poems inside to practice my calligraphy, and I love finding new little surprises in Neruda's work. My current fave is "Your Laughter" Read it and swoon!
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The New Byron You'll find your heart beat pitter patting along at a much faster rate after reading one of Mr. Neruda's poems; be that in blushing sweetness or swollen excitement. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Neruda is a genius. His poems are food for the soul, this edition makes a great gift. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I picked this up for my friend who is really into poetry right now, and she absolutely loved it! Not only is the cover gorgeous, but Neruda's poems are all so amazing. I think everyone should read this. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Great read and recommendation!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Neruda took my hand and opened the magical world of Poetry to me.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dreamy Read Enjoyed every bit of this page. I could read this over again
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Heather is always giving the best recommendations!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little book... One of my favs to sit with a warm tea & read
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love is Precious, Eh? Very cute book, but small, and pretty expensive for a travel sized book, but what can you say, you can't resist reading through the book again once in a while.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love is Precious, Eh? Very cute book, but small, and pretty expensive for a travel sized book, but what can you say, you can't resist reading through the book again once in a while.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All about love Sweet words by a reknowned poet! A great read for all the romantics out there!
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ah , love ! one of the greatest literary masters , penning a classic on the highest of human ideals : love .
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Since this is such a small book you could travel with it everywhere; which you should. Pablo Neruda's works have so much life to them that you can clearly see and feel the imagery as he writes. Definate buy for anyone looking for a small foray into poetry books.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never gets old Some of my favorites of Pablo Neruda's poetry. I can read these again and again and it never gets old!!!
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More... more... Please!!! This is a deceptively slim volume of the late poet's work... but it contains several pieces of his sublime work. I can actually read most of the Spanish and understand it... I also read each piece in English and find the two are very compatible... I discovered Pablo Neruda through shares on Facebook; on YouTube you can find some things being read by Neruda... but to hold these poems in your hands in such a beautiful little volume is exquisite!!! I highly recommend this volume for a gift... I gave it for Valentines Day... but do NOT forget yourself... order two!!! I'd love to collect all this poet's work... hope we get more offered to us...
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh. My. Goodness. Pablo Neruda's Love Poems is a short, small book of poems and odes that allows the reader to choose whether or not they would like to follow the writings in english, or Neruda's native Spanish. I picked this little gem up by chance and was blown away--my goodness, the turn of phrase, the prose, his lyrical voice--even translated--took my breath away. His are some of the most passionate, and at times plaintive, words I've ever read. It is an outstandingly beautiful collection I would be loath to ever give up. I would especially recommend this to someone looking for readings at a wedding--the love Neruda held for his partner is evident in every syllable.
Date published: 2013-11-02

Editorial Reviews

It is difficult to find an analogue for the sustained passion and gentleness communicated in this absolutely stunning apotheosis of the poetry of sexual love. — Library JournalOne of the greatest major poets of the twentieth century. — The New York Times Book ReviewIt is hard not to be swept away by the urgency of his language, and that’s especially so when he seems swept away. — The New YorkerThe greatest poet of the twentieth century—in any language. — Gabriel García Márquez