100 Love Sonnets

100 Love Sonnets

Cien Sonetos De Amor

Book - 1986
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University of Texas Press
Against the backdrop of Isla Negra - the sea and wind, the white sand with its scattering of delicate wild flowers, the hot sun and salty smells of the Pacific - Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda sets these joyfully sensual poems in celebration of his love. The subject of that love: Matilde Urrutia de Neruda, the poet's "beloved wife."As popular in the Hispanic world as the poet's renowned Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, One Hundred Love Sonnets has never before been published in its entirety in English translation. The reason for this astonishing neglect may lie in the historical circumstances that surrounded Neruda's "discovery " by English-speaking readers. In the United States he came to popularity during the turmoil of the sixties, when Americans needed a politically committed poet, and much of Neruda's canon answered that need. But, in his native Chile and throughout Latin America, Neruda has always been cherished as dearly for the earthly sensuality and eroticism of his love poetry as for his statements of political belief. To know this work, then is to understand the poet's art more thoroughly.This bilingual edition of One Hundred Love Sonnets reproduces the text of the 1959 Spanish original en face with Stephen Tapscott's graceful English translation.

Baker & Taylor
Poems explore the depths of the distinguished Chilean writer's love for his wife

Publisher: Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 1986
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780292760288
Branch Call Number: 861 NER
Characteristics: x, 222 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tapscott, Stephen 1948-


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Apr 24, 2018

I did enjoy reading this work by Pablo Neruda even though I read through it rather quickly. I would recommend this book if one were searching for inspiration in writing poetry.


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