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    Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Spanish) By (author) Pablo Neruda, Translated by W S Merwin, Introduction by Cristina Garcia

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    DescriptionThe Nobel Prize-winning poet's most popular work When it appeared in 1924, this work launched into the international spotlight a young and unknown poet whose writings would ignite a generation. W. S. Merwin's incomparable translation faces the original Spanish text. Now in a black-spine Classics edition with an introduction by Cristina Garcia, this book stands as an essential collection that continues to inspire lovers and poets around the world. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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    Title
    Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pablo Neruda, Translated by W S Merwin, Introduction by Cristina Garcia
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 60
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    Spanish
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143039969
    ISBN 10: 0143039962
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/LATINO
    DC21: 861
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: A1
    DC22: 861
    BISAC V2.8: POE005030
    B&T Approval Code: A24245420
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POE012000
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    30 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Neftali Ricardo Reyes, whose pseudonym was to be Pablo Neruda, was born in Parral, Chile, in 1904. He grew up in the pioneer town of Temuco, briefly encountering Gabriela Mistral, who taught there for a time. In 1920 he went to Santiago to study, and the following year published his first collection of poetry, La Cancion de la Fiesta. A second collection, Crepusculario, brought him critical recognition; and in 1924 the hugely successful Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada appeared. From 1927 to 1943, Neruda lived abroad, serving as a diplomat in Rangoon, Colombo, Batavia, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, and Mexico City. This is the period that saw the publication of the first two volumes of his celebrated Residencia en la Tierra. He joined the Communist Party of Chile after World War II, was prosecuted as a subversive, and began an exile that took him to Russia, Eastern Europe, and China. Already the most renowned Latin American poet of his time, he returned to Chile in 1952. He died there in 1973, having just seen the fourth edition of his Obras Completas through the press. In receiving the Nobel Prize in 1971, he had said that the poet must achieve a balance "between solitude and solidarity, between feeling and action, between the intimacy of one's self, the intimacy of mankind, and the relevation of nature." W.S. Merwin has published many highly regarded books of poems, for which he has received a number of distinguished awards--the Pulitzer Prize, Bollingen Award, Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets and the Governor's Award for Literature of the state of Hawaii among them. He has translated widely from many languages, and his versions of classics such as The Poem of the Cid and The Song of Roland are standards. Cristina Garcia is the author of Dreaming in Cuban, which was nominated for a National Book Award.