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Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon: Selected Poems of Pablo Nerudaby Pablo Neruda
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It was the twilight of the iguana.
From the rainbow-arched battlements
The jaguar touched the leaves
The badgers scratch the feet
And in the depths of the all-powerful water,
"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
< 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>
<div>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.</div>
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.
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