The Captain's Verses/Los Versos Del Capitan

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New Directions Publishing, Jan 29, 2009 - Poetry - 151 pages
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Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, finished writing The Captain's Verses in 1952 while in exile on the island of Capri--the paradisal setting for the blockbuster film Il Postino (The Postman). Surrounded by sea, sun, and Capri's natural splendors, Neruda addressed these poems to his lover Matilde Urrutia before they were married, but didn't publish them publicly until 1963. This complete, bilingual collection has become a classic for love-struck readers around the world--passionately sensuous, and exploding with all the erotic energy of a new love.
  

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Review: The Captain's Verses (Los versos del capitan) (English and Spanish Edition)

User Review  - Ynna - Goodreads

This is a collection of beautiful verses describing the most joyful and most depressing times of a relationship. The most famous and adored love songs don't hold a candle to some of Neruda's poems of ... Read full review

Review: The Captain's Verses (Los versos del capitan) (English and Spanish Edition)

User Review  - Sidharth Vardhan - Goodreads

"In the night we shall go in up to its trembling firmament, and your little hands and mine will steal the stars." (Before reading this one, I would frown on reviews that are no more than quotes from ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
54
Section 6
55
Section 7
92
Section 8
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
115
Section 13
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About the author (2009)

Pablo Neruda was born Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto in Ferral, Chile on July 12, 1904. In 1923 he sold all of his possessions to finance the publication of his first book, Crepusculario (Twilight), which he published under the pseudonym Pablo Neruda. Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair), which was published the following year, made him a celebrity and allowed him to stop his studies to devote himself to poetry. His other works include España en el Corazón, Canto General, Las Uvas y el Viento, and Para Nacer He Nacido. He received numerous awards including the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson and Pablo Picasso in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953, and the Nobel Prize for Literature for his poetry in 1971. He died of leukemia on September 23, 1973.

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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