Canto general

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Cátedra, 1990 - Fiction - 655 pages
El Canto general es un clasico de la literatura hispanoamericana y de la poesia universal de este siglo, al que el autor chileno Pablo Neruda llamo en sus Memorias "mi libro mas importante." Este Canto es una obra de caracter enciclopedico, reune multiples temas, generos y tecnicas bajo un denominador comun: America, constituyendo una historia marginal del continente. Obras maestras como el gran poema "Alturas de Machu Picchu" forman parte del libro.

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One of the most important books of poetry--ever, in any language! With great translations, but unfortunately due to the length of the book, you only have the english. I love having the Spanish side by side.

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About the author (1990)

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.

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