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Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda
explored many schools of thought, poetic styles, and voices, but his passion lay in finding and improvising upon basic rhythms of perception to reveal unspoken and unspeakable truths. Copper Canyon Press has published seven volumes of Neruda's poetry. Six volumes were translated by William O'Daly and one volume of poems was translated by James Nolan.
"In this bilingual collection, the late Nobel Laureate establishes immediate intimacy with poems that are at once deeply personal, expansive and universal. Neruda does not embellish but keeps the purity of his emotions intact, lending the verses majestic and understated beauty."-Publishers Weekly
Other titles by Pablo Neruda available from Consortium:
The Book of Questions(Copper Canyon Press), 1-55659-041-5 PB 1-55659-040-7 HC
Ceremonial Songs(Latin American Literary Review Press), 0-935480-80-3 PB
Neruda at Isla Negra(White Pine Press), 1-877727-83-0 PB
Neruda's Garden(Latin American Literary Review Press), 0-935480-68-4 PB
The Separate Rose(Copper Canyon Press), 0-914742-88-4 PB
Still Another Day(Copper Canyon Press), 0-914742-77-9 PB
Stones of the Sky(Copper Canyon Press), 1-55659-007-5 PB 1-55659-006-7 HC
Windows That Open Inward(White Pine Press), 1-877727-89-X PB
Winter Garden, (Copper Canyon Press), 0-914742-93-0 PB 0-914742-99-X HC
Yellow Heart, (Copper Canyon Press), 1-55659-029-6 PB
Poetry. Neruda composed THE SEA AND THE BELLS by pulling "one dream out of another." Sea salt, ship bells and the rush of waves carried him into meditative states, and his poetry arrived at a grand simplicity. Includes Neruda's final poem, a love song to his wife Matilde.
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.