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

The Captain’s Verses

Poetry by Pablo Neruda

Translated by Donald D. Walsh

Neruda finished writing The Captain’s Verses in 1952 while in exile on the island of Capri — the paradisal setting (islands of Procida and Salina) of the Academy-Award-winning film Il Postino. Surrounded by the natural splendor of Capri, Neruda addressed these poems of love, ecstasy, devotion, and fury to his lover, Matilda Urrutia. Later the same year, Neruda published The Captain’s Verses anonymously in an edition of fifty copies, fourteen years before he and Matilde legally married. The first “acknowledged” edition would not appear until 1963. This complete, bilingual collection has become a classic for love struck readers around the world — passionate, sensuous, and burning with all the erotic energy of a new love.

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Paperback (published March 1, 2009)

ISBN
9780811218214
Price US
12.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
160

Ebook (published March 1, 2009)

ISBN
9780811221474
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Page Count
160

Pablo Neruda

20th Century Chilean poet

The greatest poet of the twentieth century—in any language.
—Gabriel Garcia Márquez
It is difficult to find an analogue for the sustained passion and gentleness communicated in this absolutely stunning apotheosis of poetry of sexual love.
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