Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Bilingual Edition.Translated from the Spanish by Maria Jacketti. Marjorie Agogin describes this collection of poetry as "a veritable jewel where the poet and translator are brilliant in their respective occupations and celebrate the immensity of Heaven and its words. Pablo Neruda is the author of numerous book of poetry about his native Chile, as well as works inspired by his experience in various consular posts in Europe and Asia. In 1971, two years before his death, Neruda won a Nobel Prize in Literature.
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.