"What better way to honor one of the world's great poets than with crystalline new translations of 50 of his most enticing poems?" - San Francisco
"What better way to celebrate the hundred years of Neruda's glorious residence on our earth than this selection of crucial works - in both languages! - by one of the greatest poets of all time. A splendid way to begin a love affair with our Pablo or, having already succumbed to his infinite charms, revisit him passionately again and again and yet again."
- Ariel Dorfman, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Death and the Maiden
"The best introduction to Neruda available in English... few other books... have given me so much delight so easily." -- The Austin Chronicle
One of three must-have new poetry titles. -- USA Today
About the Author
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 readers and writers. Mark Eisner is the book's editor and one of its principal translators. He has backpacked and worked throughout Latin America from Cuba to Chile. Some of this book developed while Mark was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University's Center for Latin American Studies, where he had earlier earned a masters. He is the founder of Red Poppy, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the power of Latin American poetry: the power to evoke emotions and foster social consciousness. He is currently finishing both a documentary and a biography on Neruda.