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Pablo Neruda: Absence and Presence

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Pablo Neruda is one of the most widely read poets in the world. A Nobel Prize winner and a man with legions of friends, he loved and wrote about everything is nature as well as objects of all descriptions. In this book, through Neruda's words, his friends' words, and magnificent photographs, we can to know his magical world, and ultimately the man himself.

Neruda's elegant and lyrical poetry, presented here bilingually with superb translations by Alastair Reid, reveals a man of great warmth and complex thought. A passionate acquirer, he collected ships in bottles, shells, postcards, ships' figureheards, sextants, clocks, stones, books, hats, and more. These objects served as extensions of his imagination, the vocabulary of his poems.

Luis Poirot's evocative photographs of Neruda, his possessions, and his surroundings provide a dramatic, yet intimate narrative alongside his poetry. Neruda's house in Isla Negra, facing the Pacific Ocean (he collected houses, too, and made them into original, often whimsical, objects in themselves) is where most of Poirot's photographs were taken. We are witness to the manner in which Neruda imbued this house, and all it contained, with his own vitality, style, and large imagination.

More than twenty of Neruda's friends, including Julio Cortëzar, Eduardo Galeano, Alastair Reid, Diego Muños, Roberto Matta, and his wife Matilde Urrutia, offer personal insights and humorous memories of this prolific poet. A striking portrait by Poirot accompanies each testimony.

An aura of Neruda prevails throughout this hypnotic journey of words and photographs. Even when the words are not his own, even when the camera is not focused on him, Neruda's presence haunts and inspires.

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A hypnotic journey of words and photographs--Neruda's presence haunts and inspires.

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Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda wrote often about the natural world and the beloved objects he surrounded himself with.

Synopsis:

In this beautiful printing of Poirot's classic work--featuring new scans from newly made prints--we come to know the poet's magical world through his poems, his houses, the wonderful things he collected, and his friends.

Synopsis:

Readers enter a magical world through the delightful poetry of Nobel Prize-winning author Pablo Neruda and Luis Poirot's evocative photographs of Neruda's whimsical surroundings and possessions.

About the Author

Pablo Neruda was born in 1904 in the town of Parral in Chile. He received numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the International Peace Prize in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953. In 1971, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two years later he died of leukemia in Santiago, Chile.Alastair Reid is a writer and poet who divides his time between New York and Latin America. He has translated several volumes of Neruda's poetry.Luis Poirot is a photographer living in Chile with his wife, Carol Cristi. He has exhibited his work in several countries, taught photography at the Arts School Catholic University in Chile, and directed several plays.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393306439
Translator:
Reid, Alastair
Author:
Reid, Alastair
Author:
Neruda, Pablo
Author:
Poirot, Luis
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Neruda, pablo, 1904-1973
Subject:
Neruda, Pablo
Subject:
Negra Island (Chile) Pictorial works.
Subject:
Negra Island
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
Homes and haunts
Subject:
Neruda, Pablo - Homes and haunts - Chile -
Subject:
Neruda, Pablo - Friends and associates
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 89
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
84 photographs
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.5 x 9.6 x 0.8 in 1.96 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A hypnotic journey of words and photographs--Neruda's presence haunts and inspires.
"Synopsis" by , Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda wrote often about the natural world and the beloved objects he surrounded himself with.
"Synopsis" by , In this beautiful printing of Poirot's classic work--featuring new scans from newly made prints--we come to know the poet's magical world through his poems, his houses, the wonderful things he collected, and his friends.
"Synopsis" by , Readers enter a magical world through the delightful poetry of Nobel Prize-winning author Pablo Neruda and Luis Poirot's evocative photographs of Neruda's whimsical surroundings and possessions.
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