Captain's Verses

ISBN-10: 081121821X
ISBN-13: 9780811218214
Edition: 2009
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Description: The Nobel Prize winner 's classic collection of love poems. Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, finished writingThe Captain's Versesin 1952 while in exile on the island of Capri--the paradisal setting for the blockbuster filmIl  More...

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 2/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

The Nobel Prize winner 's classic collection of love poems. Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, finished writingThe Captain's Versesin 1952 while in exile on the island of Capri--the paradisal setting for the blockbuster filmIl Postino (The Postman). Surrounded by sea, sun, and Capri's natural splendors, Neruda addressed these poems to his lover Matilde Urrutia before they were married, but didn't publish them publicly until 1963. This complete, bilingual collection has become a classic for love-struck readers around the world--passionately sensuous, and exploding with all the erotic energy of a new love.

Pablo Neruda was born Ricardo Eliecer Neftal� Reyes Basoalto in Ferral, Chile on July 12, 1904. In 1923 he sold all of his possessions to finance the publication of his first book, Crepusculario (Twilight), which he published under the pseudonym Pablo Neruda. Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair), which was published the following year, made him a celebrity and allowed him to stop his studies to devote himself to poetry. His other works include Espa�a en el Coraz�n, Canto General, Las Uvas y el Viento, and Para Nacer He Nacido. He received numerous awards including the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson and Pablo Picasso in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953, and the Nobel Prize for Literature for his poetry in 1971. He died of leukemia on September 23, 1973.

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