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Twenty love poems and a song of despair /

by Neruda, Pablo; Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Penguin twentieth-century classics. Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1993Description: v, 63 p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0140186484 :.Title notes: $8.95 1-2005 (SPM)Uniform titles: Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada. English & Spanish.Subject(s): Love poetry, Spanish -- Translations into English | Spanish language materials
Contents:
Body of a woman -- Light wraps you -- Ah vastness of pines -- Morning is full -- So that you will hear me -- I remember you as you were -- Leaning into the afternoons -- White bee -- Drunk with pines -- We have lost even -- Almost out of the sky -- Your breast is enough -- I have gone marking -- Every day you play -- I like for you to be still -- In my sky at twilight -- Thinking, tangling shadows -- Here I love you -- Girl lithe and tawny -- Tonight I can write -- Song of despair.
Summary: First published in 1924, Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada remains among Neruda's most popular work. Daringly metaphorical, these poems are based upon his own private associations. Their sensuous use of nature symbolism to celebrate love and to express grief has not been surpassed in the literature of our century. This edition offers the original Spanish text, with masterly translations by W.S. Merwin of facing pages.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

First published in 1924, Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada remains among Neruda's most popular work. Daringly metaphorical, these poems are based upon his own private associations. Their sensuous use of nature symbolism to celebrate love and to express grief has not been supassed in the literature of our century. This edition offers the original Spanish text, with masterly translations by W.S. Merwin on facing pages.

Translation of: Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada.

English and Spanish on opposite pages.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-63).

Body of a woman -- Light wraps you -- Ah vastness of pines -- Morning is full -- So that you will hear me -- I remember you as you were -- Leaning into the afternoons -- White bee -- Drunk with pines -- We have lost even -- Almost out of the sky -- Your breast is enough -- I have gone marking -- Every day you play -- I like for you to be still -- In my sky at twilight -- Thinking, tangling shadows -- Here I love you -- Girl lithe and tawny -- Tonight I can write -- Song of despair.

First published in 1924, Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada remains among Neruda's most popular work. Daringly metaphorical, these poems are based upon his own private associations. Their sensuous use of nature symbolism to celebrate love and to express grief has not been surpassed in the literature of our century. This edition offers the original Spanish text, with masterly translations by W.S. Merwin of facing pages.

$8.95 1-2005 (SPM)

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • I Body of a Woman (p. 3)
  • II The Light Wraps You (p. 5)
  • III Ah Vastness of Pines (p. 7)
  • IV The Morning Is Full (p. 9)
  • V So That You Will Hear Me (p. 11)
  • VI I Remember You As You Were (p. 15)
  • VII Leaning Into The Afternoons (p. 17)
  • VIII White Bee (p. 19)
  • IX Drunk With Pines (p. 23)
  • X We Have Lost Even (p. 25)
  • XI Almost Out Of The Sky (p. 27)
  • XII Your Breast Is Enough (p. 31)
  • XIII I Have Gone Marking (p. 33)
  • XIV Every Day You Play (p. 35)
  • XV I Like For You To Be Still (p. 39)
  • XVI In My Sky At Twilight (p. 41)
  • XVII Thinking, Tangling Shadows (p. 43)
  • XVIII Here I Love You (p. 47)
  • XIX Girl Lithe and Tawny (p. 49)
  • XX Tonight I Can Write (p. 51)
  • The Song of Despair (p. 55)
  • Selected Bibliography (p. 61)
  • A Note on the Author (p. 63)

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