Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

(Dual-Language Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142437704
  • 112 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Neruda’s most beloved poems in Spanish and W. S. Merwin’s brilliant English translations

First published in 1924, Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada remains among Pablo Neruda’s most popular work. Daringly metaphorical and sensuous, this collection juxtaposes youthful passion with the desolation of grief. Drawn from the poet’s most intimate and personal associations, the poems combine eroticism and the natural world with the influence of expressionism and the genius of a master poet. This edition features the newly corrected original Spanish text, with masterly English translations by award-winning poet W. S. Merwin on facing pages.

  • Includes twelve sketches by Pablo Picasso
  • New introduction by Cristina García
  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition packaged with French flaps
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Pablo Neruda, Translator: W.S. Merwin, Introduction by: Cristina Garcia

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Body of a Woman
II. The Light Wraps You
III. Ah Vastness of Pines
IV. The Morning Is Full
V. So that You Will Hear Me
VI. I Remember You As You Were
VII. Leaning into the Afternoons
VIII. White Bee
IX. Drunk with Pines
X. We Have Lost Even
XI. Almost out of the Sky
XII. Your Breast Is Enough
XIII. I Have Gone Marking
XIV. Every Day You Play
XV. I Like for You to Be Still
XVI. In My Sky at Twilight
XVII. Thinking, Tangling Shadows
XVIII. Here I Love You
XIX. Girl Lithe and Tawny
XX. Tonight I Can Write
The Song of Despair
Selected Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
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