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Odes to Common Things, Bilingual Edition Hardcover – May 1, 1994
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Ken Krabbenhoft's translation is good, but often, as with other translations, it fails to capture the true spirit of the Spanish words (but not at his fault). It is for this reason I gave it four instead of five stars.
My personal favorites include: "Oda al Pan" (Ode to Bread); "Oda a la Cama" (Ode to the Bed); and, "Oda al Violin de California" (Ode to a Violin in California), perhaps because Neruda's inspiration may have come from walking the same shores that I too walk in barefoot pleasure.
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Oh Pablo, how you see everyday things with eyes that are new. I wish I could thank you.Published 19 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is a beautiful volume! The line drawings are delicate and beautiful, they enhance the poems! I enjoy comparing the Spanish and English. This is a beautiful keepsake book.Published on April 23, 2014 by Linda S Butler
This is a must for any lover of Pablo Neruda's vision.. These simple poems are excellently translated and charmingly illustratedPublished on December 19, 2013 by Jerry
The corners of the books were worn. It was a bit disappointing. I wrote the seller with no response. All else was perfect, the shipping, the book, the poetry... etc.Published on October 21, 2013 by Toby A. Salk
My son was tortured with some of these Ordinary Things poems in sixth grade and was asked why? Why did Pablo Neruda write about Ordinary Things? Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by Active Woman
Living in the world requires that you see it. It is the simple, common things, we often forget to see. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Kendall Moya
I was dissappointed in this book; not because of its beautiful layout, attractive cover, nice font etc. but in the translation. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Elizabeth R. Mastin