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

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ISBN-10: 0292760280
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If you've ever wished for a fresh and imaginative way of saying "I love you" to your beloved, peruse Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets. This intimate bilingual collection overflows with the master poet's signature sensuality and inventive imagery. Written in the 1950s for his cherished wife Matilde Urrutia, Neruda's earnest adoration leaps off the page in poem after poem: "Your heart is a clay toy shaped like a dove"; "Your kisses are clusters of fruit, fresh with dew." Thanks to translator Stephen Tapscott, Neruda's dreamy images carry over vividly from the Spanish and dance in the mind for days after they're read.

Neruda pays only loose tribute to the sonnet by employing a 14-line structure for each poem. As he says, his sonnets are made of wood, rather than the "silver, or crystal, or cannonfire" of a more refined sonnet. Neruda's humility is apparent as he refers again and again to the natural landscape of Isla Negra (the Pacific island where he and his wife lived) to describe his simple dedication to Matilde: "...I am like a scorched rock / that suddenly sings when you are near, because it drinks / the water you carry from the forest, in your voice."

Journeying from the erotic celebration of the body to the spiritual depths of eternal union, 100 Love Sonnets shows why "two happy lovers make one bread" and "waking, they leave one sun empty in their bed."

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Neruda (the 1971 Nobel Prize winner) wrote these passionate and imaginative sonnets in 1955-57 for Matilde Urrutia, his third wife. Divided into four lush sectionsMorning, Afternoon, Evening, and Nightthey mingle the pure ardor of the Song of Solomon with the extravagant conceits of Renaissance lyricism. Throughout, Matilde is the speaker's erotic microcosm"Kiss by kiss I travel your little infinity,/your borders, your rivers, your tiny villages"but the mountainous terrain of Neruda's "savage homeland" lends a colorful surrealism to the lovers' intimacy. This capably translated work would enhance any collection of contemporary Latin American poetry. Frank Allen, Assoc. Dean, Continuing Education, Allentown Coll., Center Valley, Pa.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Series: Texas Pan American Series
  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; Reissue edition (January 1, 1986)
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0292760280
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292760288
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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