Essential Neruda Selected Poems

ISBN-10: 0872864286
ISBN-13: 9780872864283
Edition: 2004
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858

This collection of Neruda's most essential poems will prove indispensable. Selected by a team of poets and prominent Neruda scholars in both Chile and the U.S., this is a definitive selection that draws from the entire breadth and width of Neruda's various styles and themes. An impressive group of translators that includes Alistair Reid, Stephen Mitchell, Robert Haas, Jim Harrison, Stephen Kessler and Jack Hirschman, have come together to revisit or completely retranslate the poems; and a handful of previously untranslated works are included as well. This selection sets the standard for a general, high--quality introduction to Neruda's complete oeuvre. Pablo Neruda was born in Chile in 1904. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.

Pablo Neruda (1904-73), one of the renowned poets of the twentieth century, was born in Ferral, Chile. He shared the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson & Pablo Picasso in 1950, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971.

John Felstiner teaches at Stanford University.

Preface
Introduction
From Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada (1924)
1. Cuerpo de mujer / Body of woman
7. Inclinado en las tardes / Inclined in the afternoons
15. Me gustas cuando callas / I like you when you're quiet
20. Puedo escribir los versos mas tristes / I can write the saddest verses
From Residencia en la tierra, I (1933)
Galope muerto / Dead Gallop
Unidad / Oneness
Arte poetica / Ars Poetica
Sistema sombrio / System of Gloom
El fantasma del buque de carga / The Phantom of the Cargo Ship
Significa sombras / It Means Shadows
From Residencia en la tierra, II (1935)
Solo la muerte / Only Death
Barcarola / Barcarole
Walking around / Walking Around
Oda con un lamento / Ode With a Lament
Entrada a la madera / Entrance Into Wood
Vuelve el otono / Autumn Returns
No hay olvido (sonata) / There's No Forgetting (Sonata)
From Tercera residencia (1947)
Explico algunas cosas / I Explain Some Things
From Canto general (1950)
Alturas de Macchu Picchu / The Heights of Macchu Picchu
Del aire al aire / From air to air
La poderosa muerte / Powerful death
Entonces en la escala / And then on the ladder
Sube conmigo / Climb up with me
Piedra en la piedra / Stone upon stone
A traves del confuso esplendor / Down through the blurred splendor
Sube a nacer conmigo / Rise up and be born with me
La United Fruit Co. / The United Fruit Co.
El Fugitivo XII: A todos, a vosotros / To everyone, to you
El gran oceano / The Great Ocean
From Los versos del capitan (1952)
El alfarero / The Potter
From Odas elementales (1954)
Oda a una castana en el suelo / Ode to a Chestnut On the Ground
Oda al libro (II) / Ode to the Book (II)
Oda a un reloj en la noche / Ode to a Watch In the Night
Oda al vino / Ode to Wine
From Estravagario (1958)
Fabula de la sirena y los borrachos / The Fable of the Mermaid and the Drunkards
El gran mantel / The Great Tablecloth
From Cien sonetos de amor (1960)
Plena mujer, manzana carnal / Full woman, carnal apple
No te amo como si fueras rosa / I don't love you as if you were a rose
From Plenos poderes (1962)
Deber del poeta / The Poet's Obligation
La palabra / The word
El mar / The Sea
El pueblo / The People
From Memorial de Isla Negra (1964)
La poesia / Poetry
Aquellas vidas / Those Lives
Pleno octubre / October Fullness
No hay pura luz / There Is No Clear Light
Insomnio / Insomnia
El futuro es espacio / The Future Is Space
From El mar y las campanas (posthumous)
Si, camarada, es hora de jardin / Right, comrade, it's the hour of the garden
From Jardin de invierno (posthumous)
El egoista / The Egoist
Jardin de invierno / Winter Garden

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