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“One of the greatest major poets of the twentieth century. (The New York Times Book Review)”

“It is difficult to find an analogue for the sustained passion and gentleness communicated in this absolutely stunning apotheosis of the poetry of sexual love....Matilde Urrutia deserves to enter history in the company of Petrarch’s Laura and Dante’s Beatrice.(Library Journal)”

About the Author

Pablo Neruda was born in 1904 in the town of Parral in Chile. He received numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the International Peace Prize in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953. In 1971, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two years later he died of leukemia in Santiago, Chile.
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Product Details

  • Series: New Directions Paperbook
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: New Directions; Bilingual edition (January 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811217299
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811217293
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pablo Neruda is regarded as the greatest Latin American poet of the 20th century. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971, his breadth of vision and wide range of themes are extraordinary, and his work continues to inspire new generations of writers.

Customer Reviews

We all feel the pain, sorrow, joy, and music in his poems.
Teddy
I love poetry and Pablo Neruda is the best poet to read if you want love poems, I have 7 of his books and still want more!
Juliette Westbrook-Finch author of "The Poetry of Passion (for People with a Pulse)
I love that this book includes the original Spanish as well as the English translation on pages opposite each other.
Moxie Dawn

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86 of 96 people found the following review helpful By BellinghamB on February 6, 2008
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James Laughlin must be turning in his grave. New Directions, one of the greatest presses in 20th Century literary history, has sunk to the wrong directions now in the 21st: they are letting marketing triumph over literary ethics and literature itself. Neruda never wrote a book named "Love Poems", but as a slick marketing trick they've actually had the gall to rename the title of the book from its original, The Captain's Verses: Love Poems (New Directions Books)--which they themselves still publish! But I guess that doesn't sell as easily on Valentine's Day. Yes, it has all the same poems of the original and the book, itself, is (in my opinion) to some degrees a good, though small book, important in Neruda's oeuvre but honestly only containing a handful of poems that are on the scale of his other great poems, and it is well translated. But to be so deceptive and re-title it as a marketing gimmick? They simply don't have the right to change the title. It's unethical. I'm writing this because I feel this is a literary crime, and to stress that if one wants to have the actual poems included in this book, buy them--from the same publisher--under it's real title, The Captain's Verses, the one Neruda titled.

I returned this book to Amazon after I found out what was underneath the false cover.

New Directions says in this book that"in later editions, these verses became the most celebrated of the Noble Prize winner's oeuvre" In later editions? Neruda didn't write more than one edition, and ND again plays tricks saying that it "collects Neruda's most passionate verses." It collects some of them, but with The Captain's Verses there's a bunch of mediocre poems.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Moxie Dawn on June 22, 2010
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I love that this book includes the original Spanish as well as the English translation on pages opposite each other. The book itself is very attractive, and a nice small size which is just right to keep in a purse or take on a trip. Could make a nice gift for a Spanish student, or for anyone overly romantic. The poems are quite passionate and evocative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Basaez on August 4, 2013
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I love that this little book has both the Spanish and English translation of Pablo Neruda's poems. I keep it on my coffee table and everyone that visits loves picking it up and looking through it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Rizzo on May 30, 2013
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This sweet little book has a gorgeous cover. The poetry is in Spanish and English, which I like very much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sueellen N. Byram on May 13, 2013
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Neruda says it all so nicely--I wish I knew Spanish so that I could more fully appreciate how he wrote--the translations are fabulous
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claudia on March 5, 2013
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I never get tired of reading this. Whether it is the Spanish or English version of the poem, Neruda takes the reader along all of the emotional responses that being in love entails.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Don Guillermo Montenegro on August 14, 2011
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It's a good little book that you can carry it everywhere. My girlfriend always has it in her purse and she love the side to side English and Spanish translations. She thinks the poems are romantic and we read a couple every now and then.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Fox on February 5, 2010
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The other reviews aren't really about the poems in the book, which are great, and I like the design of the cover.
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