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Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon: Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda

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Publisher Comments:

Some Beasts

It was the twilight of the iguana.

From the rainbow-arched battlements
his tongue like a dart
plunged into the greenness,
the monastic ant-swarm walked
through the jungle with melodious feet,
the guanaco, thin as oxygen
in the wide gray heights,
moved wearing boots of gold,
while the llama opened his guileless
eyes in the transparency
of a world filled with dew.
The monkeys braided a thread
endlessly erotic
along the shores of the dawn,
demolishing walls of pollen
and scaring off the violet flight
of the butterflies of Muzo.
It was the night of the alligators,
the night pure and pullulating
with snouts emerging from the slime,
and out of the sleepy marshes
an opaque noise of armor
returned to the earth it came from.

The jaguar touched the leaves
with his phosphorescent absence,
the puma runs on the branches
like a devouring fire
while inside him burn
the jungle's alcoholic eyes.

The badgers scratch the feet
of the river, sniff out the nest
whose throbbing delight
they'll attack with red teeth.

And in the depths of the all-powerful water,
like the circle of the earth,
lies the giant anaconda,
covered with ritual mud,
devouring and religious.

Review:

"No subject in Neruda's hands is unworthy of praise, including the onion, the artichoke, salt, socks, or the watch on a lover's wrist....A true delight..." Library Journal

Synopsis:

< p> Praise for Stephen Mitchell& #39; s translation of Rilke: < blockquote> < I> Perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has produced.< /I> & #160; < br> — Chicago Tribune< /blockquote> < P> < blockquote> < I> This is, without any doubt, the best English rendering of Rilke. It is as faithful to the original as the translation of poetry can hope to be, faithful not only to its linguistic meaning but to its poetic expressiveness.< /I> < /blockquote> < br> — Erich Heller, < I> Poetry< /I> & #160; < P>

Synopsis:

&lt;div&gt;Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon is a new presentation of the poetry of the most widely read and loved poet of the twentieth century, translated and read by a master of poetic expressiveness. Out of the great profusion of Neruda's poetry, Stephen Mitchell has selected forty-nine poems and brought them to life for a whole new generation of readers and listeners. These are poems of a happy man, deeply fulfilled in his sexuality, at home in the world, in love with life and its infinite particular forms, overflowing with the joy of language. They are large-hearted, generous poems, resonant with a humor that is rare in poetry. We enter them with delight, and leave them with exhilaration.&lt;/div&gt;

About the Author

Stephen Mitchell attended Amherst, the University of Paris, and Yale. His many books include The Book of Job, Tao Te Ching, Parables and Portraits, The Gospel According to Jesus, A Book of Psalms, Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke, and Genesis. Byron Katie, author of Loving What Is and an inspirational speaker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060928773
Subtitle:
Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda
Translator:
Mitchell, Stephen
Translator:
Mitchell, Stephen
Author:
Neruda, Pablo
Author:
Mitchell, Stephen A.
Author:
by Pablo Neruda and Stephen A. Mitchell
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Neruda, pablo, 1904-1973
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Neruda, Pablo
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Neruda, Pablo - Translations into English
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st HarperFlamingo ed.
Series:
Perennial Classics
Publication Date:
April 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.24x5.54x.82 in. .73 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060928773 Reviews:
"Review" by , "No subject in Neruda's hands is unworthy of praise, including the onion, the artichoke, salt, socks, or the watch on a lover's wrist....A true delight..."
"Synopsis" by , < p> Praise for Stephen Mitchell& #39; s translation of Rilke: < blockquote> < I> Perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has produced.< /I> & #160; < br> — Chicago Tribune< /blockquote> < P> < blockquote> < I> This is, without any doubt, the best English rendering of Rilke. It is as faithful to the original as the translation of poetry can hope to be, faithful not only to its linguistic meaning but to its poetic expressiveness.< /I> < /blockquote> < br> — Erich Heller, < I> Poetry< /I> & #160; < P>
"Synopsis" by , &lt;div&gt;Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon is a new presentation of the poetry of the most widely read and loved poet of the twentieth century, translated and read by a master of poetic expressiveness. Out of the great profusion of Neruda's poetry, Stephen Mitchell has selected forty-nine poems and brought them to life for a whole new generation of readers and listeners. These are poems of a happy man, deeply fulfilled in his sexuality, at home in the world, in love with life and its infinite particular forms, overflowing with the joy of language. They are large-hearted, generous poems, resonant with a humor that is rare in poetry. We enter them with delight, and leave them with exhilaration.&lt;/div&gt;
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