Twenty Love Poems And A Song Of Despair: Dual-language Edition by Pablo NerudaTwenty Love Poems And A Song Of Despair: Dual-language Edition by Pablo Neruda

Twenty Love Poems And A Song Of Despair: Dual-language Edition

byPablo NerudaTranslated byW.s. MerwinIntroduction byCristina Garcia

Paperback | January 30, 2007 | Spanish

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The most popular work by Chile's Nobel Prize-winning poet, and the subject of Pablo Larraín's acclaimed feature film Neruda starring Gael García Bernal

When it appeared in 1924, this work launched into the international spotlight a young and unknown poet whose writings would ignite a generation. W. S. Merwin’s incomparable translation faces the original Spanish text. Now in a black-spine Classics edition with an introduction by Cristina Garcia, this book stands as an essential collection that continues to inspire lovers and poets around the world.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Neftali Ricardo Reyes, whose pseudonym was to be Pablo Neruda, was born in Parral, Chile, in 1904. He grew up in the pioneer town of Temuco, briefly encountering Gabriela Mistral, who taught there for a time. In 1920 he went to Santiago to study, and the following year published his first collection of poetry,La Cancion de la Fiesta. A...
Title:Twenty Love Poems And A Song Of Despair: Dual-language EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.76 × 5.14 × 0.24 inPublished:January 30, 2007Publisher:Penguin ClassicsLanguage:Spanish

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ISBN - 10:0143039962

ISBN - 13:9780143039969

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The Morning is FullThe morning is full of stormin the heart of summer.The clouds travel like white handkerchiefs of good-bye, the wind, traveling, waving them in its hands.The numberless heart of the windbeating above our loving silence.Orchestral and divine, resounding among the treeslike a language full of wars and songs.Wind that bears off the dead leaves with a quick raid and deflects the pulsing arrows of the birds.Wind that topples her in a wave without spray and substance without weight, and leaning fires.Her mass of kisses breaks and sinks, assailed in the door of the summer's wind.Es La Mañana LlenaEs la mañana lleno de tempestaden el corazón del verano. Como pañuelos blancos de adiós las nubes, el viento las sacude con sus viajeras manos.Innumerable el corazón del viento latiendo sobre nuestro silencio enamorado. Zumbando entre los árboles, orquestal y divino, como una lengua llena de guerras y de cantos. Viento que lleva rápido robo la hojarasca y desvia las flechas latientes de los parajos. Viento que le derriba en ola sin espumay sustancia sin peso, y fuegos inclinados.Se rompe y se submerge su volumen de besoscombatido en la puerta del viento del verano.