The greatest poet of the twentieth century—in any language.

—Gabriel García Márquez

A beautiful new gift book of Pablo Neruda’s greatest love poems for all occasions

Love Poems

Poetry by Pablo Neruda

Translated from the Spanish by Donald D. Walsh

Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda’s love poems caused a scandal when published anonymously in 1952. In later editions, these verses became the most celebrated of the Noble Prize winner’s oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound images that reveal in gentle lingering lines an erotic re-imagining of the world through the prism of a lover’s body: “today our bodies became vast, they grew to the edge of the world / and rolled melting / into a single drop / of wax or meteor….” Written on the paradisal island of Capri, where Neruda “took refuge” in the arms of his lover Matilde Urrutia, Love Poems embraces the seascapes around them, saturating the images of endless shores and waves with a new, yearning eroticism. This wonderful book collects Neruda’s most passionate verses.

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Paperback (published December 1, 2008)

ISBN
9780811217293
Price US
11.95
Price CN
13
Trim Size
4x6
Page Count
96

Ebook (published December 1, 2008)

ISBN
9780811221481
Price US
11.95
Page Count
64

Pablo Neruda

20th Century Chilean poet

The greatest poet of the twentieth century—in any language.

—Gabriel García Márquez

It is difficult to find an analogue for the sustained passion and gentleness communicated in this absolutely stunning apotheosis of the poetry of sexual love.

Library Journal

It is hard not to be swept away by the urgency of his language, and that’s especially so when he seems swept away.

The New Yorker

One of the greatest major poets of the twentieth century.

New York Times Book Review