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Superb translation, beautiful imagery...
This collection is by far one of the best translated collections I've ever read. Stephen Mitchell (who has also created a brilliant translation of "Gilgamesh") makes Neruda sound as fluid and lush in English as he sounds in Spanish. As someone with a degree in both English and Spanish literature, I can tell you that the translations of these poems are quite accurate, but more importantly, they flow well and naturally, and are some of the most beautiful and sensual poems I've read in any language.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 5, 2003
The Ecstasy that is Neruda...
No one can capture passion in its primal ecstasy and perfection in quite the way that Neruda can. Neruda's poetry in this book overflows... with joy and sensuality. He transcends mere literature or poetry and hits the core essence of the human experience.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.