Odes to Common Things

Odes to Common Things

By (author) Pablo Neruda , Illustrated by Ferris Cook


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A bilingual collection of 25 newly translated odes by the century's greatest Spanish-language poet, each accompanied by a pair of exquisite pencil drawings. From bread and soap to a bed and a box of tea, the "odes to common things" collected here conjure up the essence of their subjects clearly and wondrously. 50 b&w illustrations.

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  • Hardback | 147 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 22mm | 459.99g
  • 31 May 1994
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Little, Brown and Company
  • New York
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 0821220802
  • 9780821220801
  • 150,684

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The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) is among the best-known, most widely read poets of the 20th century. Neruda won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971. More than 35 volumes of his work are presently available in English. Ferris Cook created Remembered Gardens for Bulfinch Press (Spring 1993). She is an illustrator, editor, and writer with two other garden volumes to her credit. Ken Krabbenhoft is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Literature at NYUniversity (and Ferris Cook's husband).

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