Sublime Blue: Selected Early Odes of Pablo Neruda

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Wings Press, Apr 1, 2013 - Poetry - 104 pages
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A translation of Pablo Neruda's early collections of odes, this book features poems that are addressed to hope and to gloom, to numbers and to the atom, to blue flowers and to artichokes. Reflecting the lucent, candid vitality driving Neruda's charming accounts, these poems celebrate things big and the small: even lamentations become commemorations. Compassionately amused one moment then sobered by injustice and supportive of resistance the next, this bilingual compilation will appeal to fans of one of the 20th century's most popular poets.
 

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Contents

El hombre invisible
2
The Invisible Man
3
Oda a la alcahofa
16
Ode to the Artichoke
17
Oda al átomo
22
Ode to the Atom
23
Oda a la esperanza
32
Ode to Hope
33
Oda a los números
48
Ode to Numbers
49
Oda a los poetas populares
54
Ode to the Poets of the People
55
Oda a la tristeza
64
Ode to Gloom
65
Oda a la pobreza
66
Ode to Poverty
67

Oda a la flor azul
36
Ode to the Blue Flower
37
Oda a la intranquilidad
40
Ode to Restlessness
41
Oda a la malvenida
44
Ode to the Unwelcome One
45
Oda al vino
74
Ode to Wine
75
About the Translator
81
Acknowledgments
83
Back Cover
86
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Pablo Neruda was the pen name of the Chilean writer and communist politician Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1971 and is the author of The Heights of Macchu Picchu and World's End. William Pitt Root is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Reasons for Going It on Foot, The Storm and Other Poems, and Trace Elements from a Recurring Kingdom: The First Five Books of William Pitt Root. He is the recipient of the Guy Owen Award, three Pushcart Prizes, and the Stanley Kunitz Prize. Most recently, he has served as the John C. Hodges visiting writer at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville. He lives in Durango, Colorado.

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