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    DescriptionThe Chilean Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) was probably the greatest and certainly the most prolific of twentieth-century Latin American poets. He brought out his first collection at the age of seventeen, and quickly developed an assured and distinctive poetic voice. His third book, Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada - Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair- was published in 1924 and attracted international acclaim. It remains one of the most celebrated and admired books of erotic poetry published in the last hundred years, with over a million copies sold worldwide. Neruda was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1971.

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    Twenty Love Poems
    And a Song of Despair
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pablo Neruda
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 18 g
    ISBN 13: 9780224074414
    ISBN 10: 0224074415

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22880
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    DC22: 861.62
    LC classification: PQ8097.N4
    BISAC V2.8: POE012000
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Imprint name
    Jonathan Cape Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2004
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    Born Neftal-Ricardo Reyes Basoalto in southern Chile in 1904, Pablo Neruda led a life charged with poetic and political activity. His first book, Crepusculario (Twilight) was published in 1923. The following year, he published Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair), which turned him into a celebrity. In 1927 he began his long career as a diplomat, serving as Chilean consul in numerous places including Burma, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Mexico and France. He was elected to the Chilean Senate in 1943 but later expelled for being a Communist. In 1952 the government withdrew the order to arrest leftist writers and political figures, and Neruda returned to Chile. For the next twenty-one years, he continued a career that integrated private and public concerns and became known as the people's poet. During this time, Neruda received numerous prestigious awards, including the International Peace Prize in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He died of leukemia in Santiago, Chile in 1973.
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    "One of the greatest love poets of all time" -- Christopher Hitchins Observer "He has the mingled richness and discipline of a string quartet" -- Adam Feinstein Guardian "The poems today remain as urgently gorgeous as freshly picked flowers" -- Carol Ann Duffy Daily Telegraph