"The happiness I feel in offering these to you is vast as a savanna," Pablo Neruda wrote his adored wife, Matilde Urrutia de Neruda, in his dedication of One Hundred Love Sonnets. Set against the backdrop of his beloved Isla Negra, these joyfully sensual poems draw on the wind and tides, the white sand with its scattering of delicate wildflowers, and the hot sun and salty scent of the sea to celebrate their love. Generations of lovers since Pablo and Matilde have shared these poems with each other, making One Hundred Love Sonnets one of the most popular books of poetry of all time. This beautifully redesigned volume, perfect for gift-giving, presents both the original Spanish sonnets and graceful English translations.
|Publisher:||University of Texas Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Pablo Neruda (1904–1973) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971. A Chilean poet and diplomat, he was the author of many books, including 20 Love Poems and a Song of Despair.
Stephen Tapscott is Professor of Literature at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a widely published poet.
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
Table of Contents
Morning / Mañana
Afternoon / Mediodía
Evening / Tarde
Night / Noche
Index of First Lines
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