100 Love Sonnets: Cien sonetos de amor (Texas Pan American Series) (English and Spanish Edition)

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$11.84
UPC:
9780292760288
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
University of Texas Press; Reissue edition (June 1, 1986)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
232
Shipping Weight:
12 ounces
Language:
English, Spanish
Series:
Texas Pan American Series
Product Dimensions:
5.8 x 0.5 x 9 inches
ISBN-10:
0292760280
ISBN-13:
978-0292760288
Author:
Pablo Neruda,Stephen Tapscott

Product Overview

Against the backdrop of Isla Negra the sea and wind, the white sand with its scattering of delicate wild flowers, the hot sun and salty smells of the Pacific Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda sets these joyfully sensual poems in celebration of his love. The subject of that love: Matilde Urrutia de Neruda, the poet's beloved wife."As popular in the Hispanic world as the poet's renownedTwenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair,One Hundred Love Sonnetshas never before been published in its entirety in English translation. The reason for this astonishing neglect may lie in the historical circumstances that surrounded Neruda's "discovery " by English-speaking readers. In the United States he came to popularity during the turmoil of the sixties, when Americans needed a politically committed poet, and much of Neruda's canon answered that need. But, in his native Chile and throughout Latin America, Neruda has always been cherished as dearly for the earthly sensuality and eroticism of his love poetry as for his statements of political belief. To know this work, then is to understand the poet's art more thoroughly.

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