Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

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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.

Title:Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0143039962
Format Type:
Number of Pages:70 pages

    Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair Reviews

  • Danny

    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. To...

  • Richard

    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...

  • Steven  Godin

    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, th...

  • vie

    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 hat...

  • Seemita

    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...

  • Jibran

    [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...

  • sweet jane

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  • Michael Finocchiaro

    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 e...

  • Traveller

    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......

  • Hirdesh

    "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 frie...