The essential Neruda

selected poems

Author: Pablo Neruda,Mark Eisner

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872864283

Category: History

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New translations of Neruda's most important poems, gathered to celebrate the centennial of his birth.

I explain a few things

selected poems

Author: Pablo Neruda,Ilan Stavans,Robert Bly

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 359

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“Laughter is the language of the soul,” Pablo Neruda said. Among the most lasting voices of the most tumultuous (in his own words, “the saddest”) century, a witness and a chronicler of its most decisive events, he is the author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America’s most revered writers, the emblem of the engaged poet, an artist whose heart, always with the people, is literally consumed by passion. His work, oscillating from epic meditations on politics and history to intimate reflections on animals, food, and everyday objects, is filled with humor and affection. This bilingual selection of more than fifty of Neruda’s best poems, edited and with an introduction by the distinguished Latin American scholar Ilan Stavans and brilliantly translated by an array of well-known poets, also includes some poems previously unavailable in English. I Explain a Few Things distills the poet’s brilliance to its most essential and illuminates Neruda’s commitment to using the pen as a calibrator for his age. Pablo Neruda (1904–73) was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1971. His books include Residence on Earth, Canto General, Extravagaria, and Isla Negra. Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. "Laughter is the language of the soul," Pablo Neruda said. Among the most lasting voices of the most tumultuous (in his own words, "the saddest") century, a witness and a chronicler of its most decisive events, he is the author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America's most esteemed writers. His work, oscillating from epic meditations on politics and history to intimate reflections on animals, food, and everyday objects, is filled with humor and affection. This bilingual selection of more than fifty of Neruda’s poems, edited and with an introduction by the distinguished Latin American scholar Ilan Stavans and translated by an array of well-known poets, also includes some poems previously unavailable in English. "Perhaps the most popular modern poet in the world, the Chilean-born Neruda won the Nobel Prize for an enormous body of verse that includes introspective lyrics of love and lust; sinuously enthusiastic elemental odes to artichokes, watermelon, salt, Walt Whitman and the human eye; declamations in favor of the labor movement, the Communist Party and the working people of any nation; and involuted late poems of self-doubt. Perhaps no serious writer of verse since Whitman has combined so much scholarly attention with so much enthusiasm in a broad international public . . . Memoirist, critic and translator Stavans has culled this useful portable volume, with its facing-page English and Spanish."—Publishers Weekly “Stavans’ objective in this bilingual selection is smaller if no less ambitious: ‘to distill the poet’s exuberance to its most essential’ . . . This is a hefty task: Neruda’s collected works total some six thousand pages, and Stavans admits in the introduction that Neruda ‘left us an overdose of bad poetry.’ Still, ‘an unsmoothed Neruda is better than a censored Neruda,’ he contends. ‘To fully appreciate the sublime, it helps to meddle with the unworthy.’ Stavans succeeds in presenting an ‘unsmoothed’ Neruda, who, he argues, is more ideological than the romantic hero moviegoers met in Il Postino.”—Carrie Fountain, Austin American-Statesman "Perhaps the most popular modern poet in the world, the Chilean-born Neruda (1904–1973) won the Nobel Prize for an enormous body of verse that includes introspective lyrics of love and lust; sinuously enthusiastic elemental odes to artichokes, watermelon, salt, Walt Whitman and the human eye; declamations in favor of the labor movement, the Communist Party and the working people of any nation; and involuted late poems of self-doubt. Perhaps no serious writer of verse since Whitman has combined so much scholarly attention with so much enthusiasm in a broad international public: unlike some Latin American peers to whom he paid homage, Neruda even at his most ambitious remained clear in his passions. Memoirist, critic and translator Stavans has culled this useful portable volume, with its facing-page English and Spanish from his far larger (1,040 pages) Poetry of Pablo Neruda (2003), while adding a few translations not included there: translators include Robert Bly, W.S. Merwin and Stavans himself. A particular attraction is Scottish poet Alastair Reid's version of Autumn Testament, Neruda's mid-career retrospect: I've been a great flowing river, the poet asserts, with hard ringing stones, with clear night-noises,/ with dark day-songs."—Publishers Weekly

Pablo Neruda

Selected Poems/Bilingual Edition

Author: Pablo Neruda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439509968

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Neruda's Spanish text is presented with in face translations in this comprehensive collection of his works

Border of a Dream

Selected Poems of Antonio Machado

Author: Antonio Machado

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 1619320983

Category: Poetry

Page: 360

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This sweeping assessment of Machado's work confirms his place as one of the twentieth century's great poets.

Selected Poems

Author: Federico García Lorca

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192805652

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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Lorca brought an understanding of the paradox that was Spain - sensuality chafing under a rigid moral code, individual desire at war with tradition.' Manuel Duran Federico Garcia Lorca is perhaps the most celebrated of all twentieth-century Spanish writers, known not only for his plays but also for several collections of poems published both in his short lifetime and after. Lorca's poetry is steeped in the land, climate, and folklore of his native Andalusia, though he writes memorably of New York and Cuba too. Often in modernist idiom, and full of startling imagery, he evokes a world of intense feelings, silent suffering, and dangerous love. This selection balances poems from Lorca's early collections with his better-known work to give a clear vision of his poetic development. Martin Sorrell's accomplished translations are complemented by D. Gareth Walters's shrewd Introduction, with its distinctive focus on the achievements of the poet.

All the Odes

A Bilingual Edition

Author: Pablo Neruda

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374115289

Category: Poetry

Page: 896

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A career-spanning volume, charting the Nobel laureate's work in the ode form Pablo Neruda was a master of the ode, which he conceived as an homage to just about everything that surrounded him--from an artichoke to the clouds in the sky, from the moon to his own friendship with Federico García Lorca, from the seasons to his favorite places in Chile. He was in his late forties when he committed himself to writing an ode a week and in the end produced a total of 225, which are dispersed throughout his varied oeuvre. This bilingual volume, edited by Ilan Stavans, the distinguished translator and scholar of Latin American literature, gathers all the odes together for the first time in any language. Rendered into English by an assortment of accomplished translators that includes Philip Levine, Paul Muldoon, Mark Strand, and Margaret Sayers Peden, collectively they read like the personal diary of a man in search of meaning who sings to life itself, to our connections with one another, and to the place we have in nature and the cosmos. All the Odes is a lasting statement on the role of poetry as a lightning rod during tumultuous times.

Poesía Española

Author: Angel Flores

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486401713

Category: Poetry

Page: 401

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Presents more than two hundred poems by sixteen Spanish and Latin American poets from the Renaissance and baroque periods and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in Spanish and in English translations by noted poets.

An Anthology of Spanish Poetry

From the Beginnings to the Present Day, Including Both Spain and Spanish America

Author: John Armstrong Crow

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807104835

Category: Poetry

Page: 220

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An anthology of Hispanic poetry culled from translations of poems from the eleventh century to the present

Then Come Back

The Lost Neruda Poems

Author: Pablo Neruda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781556595325

Category: Poetry

Page: 200

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Neruda's lost poems, never before translated, are presented in a Spanish-English edition and illustrated with full-color reproductions of handwritten originals

Isla Negra

Author: Pablo Neruda,Alastair Reid

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285649132

Category: Poets, Chilean

Page: 415

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Neruda paints a portrait of his beloved home at Isla Negra in this English-only edition of a White Pine Press best-seller.

Selected Poems

Author: Pablo Neruda

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802151025

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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Records the selected works of a leading Latin American poet, presenting the verses in both English and Spanish to emphasize his political and social themes

The Complete Poetry

A Bilingual Edition

Author: César Vallejo

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520261739

Category: Poetry

Page: 717

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"César Vallejo is the greatest Catholic poet since Dante—and by Catholic I mean universal."—Thomas Merton, author of The Seven Storey Mountain "An astonishing accomplishment. Eshleman's translation is writhing with energy."—Forrest Gander, author of Eye Against Eye "Vallejo has emerged for us as the greatest of the great South American poets—a crucial figure in the making of the total body of twentieth-century world poetry. In Clayton Eshleman's spectacular translation, now complete, this most tangled and most rewarding of poets comes at us full blast and no holds barred. A tribute to the power of the imagination as it manifests through language in a world where meaning has always to be fought for and, as here, retrieved against the odds."—Jerome Rothenberg, co-editor of Poems for the Millennium "Every great poet should be so lucky as to have a translator as gifted and heroic as Clayton Eshleman, who seems to have gotten inside Vallejo's poems and translated them from the inside out. The result is spectacular, or as one poem says, 'green and happy and dangerous.'"—Ron Padgett, translator of Complete Poems by Blaise Cendrars "César Vallejo was one of the essential poets of the twentieth century, a heartbreaking and groundbreaking writer, and this gathering of the many years of imaginative work by Clayton Eshleman is one of Vallejo's essential locations in the English tongue."—Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States "This is a crucially important translation of one of the poetic geniuses of the twentieth century." —William Rowe, author of Poets of Contemporary Latin America: History and the Inner Life "Only the dauntless perseverance and the love with which the translator has dedicated so many years of his life to this task can explain why the English version conveys, in all its boldness and vigor, the unmistakable voice of César Vallejo."—Mario Vargas Llosa

Odes to Common Things

Author: Pablo Neruda

Publisher: Bulfinch

ISBN: 9780821220801

Category: Poetry

Page: 152

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A bilingual collection of 25 newly translated odes by the century's greatest Spanish-language poet, each accompanied by a pair of exquisite pencil drawings. From bread and soap to a bed and a box of tea, the "odes to common things" collected here conjure up the essence of their subjects clearly and wondrously. 50 b&w illustrations.

Pablo Neruda

Absence and Presence

Author: Luis Poirot,Pablo Neruda

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393306439

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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Explores the world of Chilean writer Pablo Neruda through recollections from his friends, his poetry, and Luis Poirot's photographs, taken at his home in Isla Negra

Fully Empowered

Author: Pablo Neruda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780285637252

Category: Chilean poetry

Page: 148

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Neruda's favourite among his own works. He loved this collection partly because it grew from the most fruitful period of his own life but also because it was a representative selection of the vast range of his poetry.

Madwomen

The "Locas mujeres" Poems of Gabriela Mistral, a Bilingual Edition

Author: Gabriela Mistral

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226531899

Category: Poetry

Page: 184

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A schoolteacher whose poetry catapulted her to early fame in her native Chile and an international diplomat whose boundary-defying sexuality still challenges scholars, Gabriela Mistral (1889–1957) is one of the most important and enigmatic figures in Latin American literature of the last century. The Locas mujeres poems collected here are among Mistral’s most complex and compelling, exploring facets of the self in extremis—poems marked by the wound of blazing catastrophe and its aftermath of mourning. From disquieting humor to balladlike lyricism to folkloric wisdom, these pieces enact a tragic sense of life, depicting “madwomen” who are anything but mad. Strong and intensely human, Mistral’s poetic women confront impossible situations to which no sane response exists. This groundbreaking collection presents poems from Mistral’s final published volume as well as new editions of posthumous work, featuring the first English-language appearance of many essential poems. Madwomen promises to reveal a profound poet to a new generation of Anglophone readers while reacquainting Spanish readers with a stranger, more complicated “madwoman” than most have ever known.

Isla Negra

Poems

Author: Pablo Neruda

Publisher: White Pine Press

ISBN: 9781893996076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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Few writers are as integrally bound to a place as Pablo Neruda was to the landscape of Isla Negra. From his arrival there in the late '30s to his death in 1973, Isla Negra became a text that unravelled in a series of essential images that are fundamental to an understanding of his mature work.

Pablo Neruda

Five Decades, a Selection (poems, 1925-1970)

Author: Pablo Neruda

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802130358

Category: Poetry

Page: 431

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Poems dealing with the soiled aspect of the human condition and the sumptuous appeal of the tactile are presented in Spanish and English