Selected Poems

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Grove Press, 1961 - Poetry - 320 pages
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The winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature, Pablo Neruda is regarded as the greatest Latin American poet of the twentieth century. This bilingual edition makes available a major selection of his poems, both in the original Spanish and impressively rendered into English by "his most enduring translator, the poet Ben Belitt” (Robert Creeley).
 

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The worst! The translations Ben Bellit comes up with are simply not representative of Neruda's original verse. Of course a translator must take some literary license in translating, but Bellit practically creates his own poems, and they're not good! Try City Lights' gem The Essential Neruda instead, of a collection of 20 Love Poems, Residence, Canto General, and, well, anything but these translations, for you wont be reading Pablo. 

Contents

I
7
II
30
III
39
IV
41
V
42
VI
43
VII
46
VIII
47
LXIV
163
LXV
170
LXVI
171
LXVII
172
LXVIII
173
LXIX
176
LXX
177
LXXI
178

IX
48
X
49
XI
50
XII
51
XIII
56
XIV
57
XV
58
XVI
59
XVII
62
XVIII
63
XIX
64
XX
65
XXI
68
XXII
69
XXIII
74
XXIV
75
XXV
76
XXVI
77
XXVII
80
XXVIII
81
XXIX
84
XXX
85
XXXI
88
XXXII
89
XXXIII
96
XXXIV
97
XXXV
100
XXXVI
108
XXXVII
109
XXXVIII
114
XXXIX
115
XL
117
XLI
118
XLII
119
XLIII
122
XLIV
123
XLV
128
XLVI
129
XLVII
132
XLVIII
133
XLIX
142
L
143
LI
144
LII
145
LIII
148
LIV
149
LV
152
LVI
153
LVII
156
LVIII
157
LIX
158
LX
159
LXI
160
LXII
161
LXIII
162
LXXII
179
LXXIII
182
LXXIV
183
LXXV
186
LXXVI
187
LXXVII
191
LXXIX
192
LXXX
193
LXXXI
198
LXXXII
199
LXXXIII
204
LXXXIV
205
LXXXV
208
LXXXVI
209
LXXXVII
214
LXXXVIII
215
LXXXIX
220
XC
221
XCI
226
XCII
227
XCIII
234
XCIV
235
XCV
238
XCVI
239
XCVII
246
XCVIII
247
XCIX
252
C
253
CI
258
CII
259
CIII
264
CIV
265
CV
275
CVI
276
CVII
277
CVIII
282
CIX
283
CX
286
CXI
287
CXII
292
CXIII
293
CXIV
299
CXV
300
CXVI
301
CXVII
304
CXVIII
305
CXIX
306
CXX
307
CXXI
308
CXXII
309
CXXIII
312
CXXIV
313
CXXV
318
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About the author (1961)

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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