Residence on Earth

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New Directions Publishing, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 366 pages
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A vortex of time and being, of loneliness, cycles of the natural world, decay, destruction, silence, resurrection; of luminous solitude, blue oblivion, and of such deep melancholy that at one time Neruda considered renouncing the whole book and withdrawing it from circulation; of the erotic night, love's impulse, and memory's persistence; of odes to Lorca and lovers, elegies, songs, sonatas, and barcaroles; of the magnificent series of poems, Spain in Our Hearts, that Republican soldiers of the Spanish civil war printed at the eastern front, of sea waves, landslides, jellyfish, and a planet of swords - Residence on Earth is truly a work of intimate vastness, of lasting consummation."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

When I was in High School in the 90's skipping class to get high, I would often stumble into the school library. One day I was fortunate enough to pick this particular book out of the stacks. We all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christina Gouthro - Goodreads

The true testament of a man. How can any single person put that into work? He shows us his soul, his dirty and sad and terribly beautiful soul, but he shows it to us in the most proper prose. He shows ... Read full review

Contents

Caballo de los sueños Dream Horse
8
Unidad Unity
14
Madrigal escrito en invierno
20
Coleccion nocturna Nocturnal Collection
26
Juntos nosotros We Together
32
Serenata Serenade
38
Monzon de mayo May Monsoon
44
Angela adónica Adonic Angela
50
El desenterrado The Disinterred One
188
No hay olvido Sonata There Is No Oblivion Sonata
202
ValsWaltz
218
Naciendo en los bosques Born in the Woods
226
Reunión bajo las nuevas banderas
245
La tradición Tradition
252
Canto a las madres de los milicianos muertos
260
Llegada a Madrid de La Brigada Internacional
270

La noche del soldado The Night of the Soldier
59
Entierro en el este Burial in the East
66
Ritual de mis piernas Ritual of My Legs
72
El fantasma del buque de carga
78
Tango del viudo The Widowers Tango
84
Trabajo frío Cold Work
90
l
96
Sólo la muerte Only Death
102
El sur del océano The Southern Ocean
112
II
119
Desespediente Disaction
122
Enfermedades en mi casa Illnesses in My Home
138
Tres cantos materiales Three Material Songs
154
V
170
Almería Almería
276
Mola en los infiernos Mola in Hell
282
La victoria de las armas del pueblo
290
Paisaje después de una batalla Landscape After a Battle
292
Oda solar al Ejército del Pueblo
302
V
308
Nuevo canto de amor a Stalingrado
314
Tina Modotti ha muerto Tina Modotti Is Dead
324
Un canto para Bolivar A Song for Bolivar
334
Canto en la muerte y resurrección de Luis Companys
344
Canto al ejército rojo a su llegada a las puertas de Prusia
355
Translators Note
361
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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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