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Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair Drawn From The Most Intimate And Personal Associations, Pablo Neruda S Most Beloved Collection Of Poetry Juxtaposes The Exuberance Of Youthful Passion With The Desolation Of Grief, The Sensuality Of The Body With The Metaphorical Nuances Of Nature Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet W S Merwin S Masterly Translation Faces The Original Spanish Text This Edition Also Features An Insightful Introduction By Cristina Garcia More Than Eighty Years After Its Publication, Twenty Love Poems And A Song Of Despair Stands As An Essential Collection That Continues To Inspire Lovers And Poets Around The World


About the Author: Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and politician Neftal Ricardo Reyes Basoalto Neruda assumed his pen name as a teenager, partly because it was in vogue, partly to hide his poetry from his father, a rigid man who wanted his son to have a practical occupation Neruda s pen name was derived from Czech writer and poet Jan Neruda Pablo is thought to be fro Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and politician Neftal Ricardo Reyes Basoalto Neruda assumed his pen name as a teenager, partly because it was in vogue, partly to hide his poetry from his father, a rigid man who wanted his son to have a practical occupation Neruda s pen name was derived from Czech writer and poet Jan Neruda Pablo is thought to be from Paul Verlaine With his works translated into many languages, Pablo Neruda is considered one of the greatest and most influential poets of the 20th century.Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surrealist poems, historical epics, and overtly political manifestos In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature, a controversial award because of his political activism Colombian novelist Gabriel Garc a M rquez once called him the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language On July 15, 1945, at Pacaembu Stadium in S o Paulo, Brazil, he read to 100,000 people in honor of Communist revolutionary leader Lu s Carlos Prestes When Neruda returned to Chile after his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Salvador Allende invited him to read at the Estadio Nacional before 70,000 people.During his lifetime, Neruda occupied many diplomatic posts and served a stint as a senator for the Chilean Communist Party When Conservative Chilean President Gonz lez Videla outlawed communism in Chile, a warrant was issued for Neruda s arrest Friends hid him for months in a house basement in the Chilean port of Valpara so Later, Neruda escaped into exile through a mountain pass near Maihue Lake into Argentina Years later, Neruda was a close collaborator to socialist President Salvador Allende.Neruda was hospitalized with cancer at the time of the Chilean coup d tat led by Augusto Pinochet Three days after being hospitalized, Neruda died of heart failure Already a legend in life, Neruda s death reverberated around the world Pinochet had denied permission to transform Neruda s funeral into a public event However, thousands of grieving Chileans disobeyed the curfew and crowded the streets Neruda s funeral became the first public protest against the Chilean military dictatorship



10 thoughts on “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

  1. says:

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines Write, for example, The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance The night wind revolves in the sky and sings Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too Through nights like this one I held her in my arms I kissed her again and again under the endless sky


  2. says:

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK1 I went to Pablo Neruda s house once Well, I went to one of his houses He had three of them I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time I went to Neruda s house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth birthday, on a lark, because I just happened to be vacationing in a nearby cabin with my host family.The


  3. says:

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it sto do with imagery using the surrounding environment, charting oceanic movements of passion along wit


  4. says:

    I do not love you except because I love you I go from loving to not loving you,From waiting to not waiting for youMy heart moves from cold to fire.I love you only because it s you the one I love I hate you deeply, and hating youBend to you, and the measure of my changing love for youIs that I do not see you but love you blindly.Maybe January light will consumeMy heart with its cru


  5. says:

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved s waist, magnify when viewed through the dual lenses ofnightandwaterI have said that you sang in the windlike pi


  6. says:

    Note on edit This is not a review These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection Pablo Neruda the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a turbo charged celebration of love and beauty, a flood of high emotions that assails my senses and dulls them so tha


  7. says:

    I adore Neruda s poetry The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the woman as a doll imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it


  8. says:

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes , Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book She loved me, sometimes I loved her.How could I not have loved her large, still eyes I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.To think I don t have her To feel th


  9. says:

    Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day It was glorious one As I had seen recently in some friend s review and Crossing my other books, I ve chosen to read it first which had been waiting for me so long in my shelf.Well, It s classic poetry with all the poetic devices were glittering in so wonderf


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