Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by George Schade. This bilingual edition of FIFTY ODES by Pablo Neruda, lovingly translated by Latin American scholar George Schade belongs in the collection of every serious poetry lover. Neruda magically transforms everyday objects, from dogs to dictionaries, into essential elements of an always amazing and surprising world. Alastair Reade, dean of Latin American poetry translators, declares, "These translations have the same fizziness, the same physical excitement that Pablo Neruda has."
About the Author
Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) held diplomatic posts in Asian and European countries. After joining the Communist Party, Neruda was elected to the Chilean Senate but was forced to live in exile in Mexico for several years. Eventually he established a permanent home on Isla Negra. In 1970 he was appointed as Chile's ambassador to France; in 1971 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.