Love Poems

Love Poems


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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 caused a scandal when published anonymously in 1952. In later editions, these verses became the most celebrated of the Noble Prize winner’s oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound images that reveal in gentle lingering lines an erotic re-imagining of the world through the prism of a lover’s body: "today our bodies became vast, they grew to the edge of the world / and rolled melting / into a single drop / of wax or meteor...." Written on the paradisal island of Capri, where Neruda "took refuge" in the arms of his lover Matilde Urrutia, Love Poems embraces the seascapes around them, saturating the images of endless shores and waves with a new, yearning eroticism. This wonderful book collects Neruda’s most passionate verses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811217293
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 01/26/2009
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 53,020
Product dimensions: 3.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About 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.

Date of Birth:

July 12, 1904

Date of Death:

September 23, 1973

Place of Birth:

Parral, Chile

Place of Death:

Santiago, Chile


University of Chile, Santiago

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Love Poems 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 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.
dele2451 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a perfectly lovely collection of beautiful, romantic and sensual poems assembled in one adorable tiny book! I don't want to come across as a book marketer (I'm not, I swear), but please hear me when I say this is a wonderful little treasure for your special Valentine--are you hearing me gentlemen? Even if your special someone isn't really "into poetry", this gem is so exceptional it could change their mind--and yours. Seriously. Recommend, Recommend, Recommend!
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