The book of questions

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Copper Canyon Press, Sep 1, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 74 pages
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Brief poems by the Nobel Prize-winner, composed entirely of unanswerable questions not unlike Zen koans, challenge the reader's perceptions of the common objects of the world. Completed only months before his death in 1973, Pablo Neruda's The Book of Questions is the seventh and concluding volume in the Copper Canyon Press Neruda series. Bilingual edition.

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User Review  - Sidharth Vardhan - Goodreads

“With which stars do they go on speaking,the rivers that never reach the sea?” Read full review

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Exquisite. I didn't know this book by Neruda and found it while I was looking for a different poet. It renewed my love for poetry. Read full review

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Pablo Neruda (1904-73), one of the renowned poets of the 20th Century, was born in Ferral, Chile. He shared the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson and Pablo Picasso in 1950, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his poetry in 1971. Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez once called him "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language." Neruda always wrote in green ink as it was his personal color of hope. Neruda was hospitalized in 1973 with cancer at the time of the Chilean coup d'état led by Augusto Pinochet. Three days after being hospitalized, Neruda died of heart failure. Neruda owned three houses in Chile; today they are all open to the public as museums: La Chascona in Santiago, La Sebastiana in Valparaíso, and Casa de Isla Negra in Isla Negra, where he and Matilde Urrutia are buried.

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