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Love Poems
     

Love Poems

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by Pablo Neruda
 

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Sensual, earthy love poems that formed the basis for the popular movie Il Postino, now in a beautiful gift book perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or just to say "I love you!"

Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda's love poems are the most celebrated of the Nobel Prize winner's oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound

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Sensual, earthy love poems that formed the basis for the popular movie Il Postino, now in a beautiful gift book perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or just to say "I love you!"

Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda's love poems are the most celebrated of the Nobel Prize winner's oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound images and reveling in a fiery re-imagining of the world. Mostly written on the island paradise of Capri (the idyllic setting of the Oscar-winning movie Il Postino), Love Poems embraces the seascapes surrounding the poet and his love Matilde Urrutia, their waves and shores saturated with a new, yearning eroticism.

And when you appear
all the rivers sound
in my body, bells
shake the sky,
and a hymn fills the world.

        © 1973 by Neruda & Walsh

Editorial Reviews

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“One of the greatest major poets of the twentieth century. (The New York Times Book Review)”

“It is difficult to find an analogue for the sustained passion and gentleness communicated in this absolutely stunning apotheosis of the poetry of sexual love....Matilde Urrutia deserves to enter history in the company of Petrarch’s Laura and Dante’s Beatrice.(Library Journal)”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811221481
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
171,323
File size:
480 KB

Meet the Author

Pablo Neruda was born in 1904 in the town of Parral in Chile. He received numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the International Peace Prize in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953. In 1971, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two years later he died of leukemia in Santiago, Chile.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 12, 1904
Date of Death:
September 23, 1973
Place of Birth:
Parral, Chile
Place of Death:
Santiago, Chile
Education:
University of Chile, Santiago

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Love Poems 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Mustang90 More than 1 year ago
I love anything Pablo Neruda and this was a book I didn't have in my collection. Most of the poems I already have in other books, but thought I would purchase this one anyway. The biggest dissappointment was that the book is really tiny like a pocket book, or about 1/2 the size of a paperback. It would make a nice gift or would look nice in a spare room on a bed stand. The poems are beautiful and a Neruda fan would love the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this poetry book so much. It was my first poetry buy and I appreciate it so much. I even bought it again so I could give my best friend one.
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Jordan_Hal More than 1 year ago
Everyone should own Neruda works, along with Ohio Blue Tips by Jeanne E. Clark, The Photos In The Closet by Daniel E. Lopez, and works by Alison Townsend.
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I'm going through the memories that haunt me. I dont like this the memories. Why did i do that Everyday and night the memories they haunt me Teasing me tauntying me Will it ever end These haunted memories Wont leave. - Leah