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World's end /

by Neruda, Pablo; O'Daly, William.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, c2009Description: xxvii, 303 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781556592829 (pbk. : alk. paper) :; 1556592825 (pbk. : alk. paper).Language note: Texts in Spanish and English.Title notes: $15.00 prolam 11-2009 (db)Uniform titles: Fin de mundo. English and Spanish.Subject(s): Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 -- Translations into English | Chilean poetry -- 20th century | Latin American poetry -- 20th century | Spanish language materialsOnline resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
The Door -- The Passion -- The Latecomer -- A Memory -- Same One -- Seas -- The Idler -- 1968 -- Time in the Life -- Once Again -- The Ashes -- The Worship (I) -- Swell in 1968, Pacific Ocean -- Epoch -- The Danger -- Know It Know It Know It -- The Wars -- The Missing -- Let's See -- Always Being Born -- Today Also Is -- Falling -- Perhaps -- Little Devils -- Yes, Sir -- Roads -- Countryside -- The Fire -- The Century Dies -- Why, Sir? -- In Cuba -- Sadness at the Death of a Hero -- Oliverio Girondo -- Walking Walkways -- Solitude -- The Wind -- The Music -- Metamorphosis -- Maker of Stars -- The XIX -- Ars Poetica (I) -- Ars Poetica (II) -- Bees (I) -- Bees (II) -- The Rose of the Herbalist -- Bestiary (I) -- Bestiary (II) -- Animal -- Dog -- Horse -- Another Dog -- Fish -- The Earth -- Weddings -- Yesterday -- The World Filled Up -- Bomb (I) -- As We Are -- Death of a Journalist -- Resurrections -- Century -- The Child Guerrilla -- What Happened? -- The Worship (II) -- Never More -- The Worship (III) -- The Light -- Vietnam -- The Seeker -- To Die -- I Always -- Situations -- I Walked -- Lightning -- To Return Returning -- Sex -- Bomb (II) -- Inside -- Punta del Este, 1968 -- Janeiro -- Venezuela -- Portrait of a Woman -- Births -- Song with Countryside and River -- Ports -- Returning -- Printing Press -- The Enemy -- The Fist and the Thorn -- Colonizing -- It Is Too Much -- Certain Conspirators -- Writers -- Some -- García Márquez -- Writers -- They Come from Afar -- Against Blue -- Physics -- Proverbs -- The Traveler -- Foundations -- The Natural Gentleman -- Saddest Century -- Exiles -- Book -- To Live One Hundred Years -- The Sea -- Song -- Song -- Song -- Song -- Goodbye.
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" World's End , like much Neruda, contains bewildering multitudes. Some poems incite, others console, as the poet--maestro of his own response and impresario of ours--Looks inward and out."-- Los Angeles Times <br></p> <p>"We are faced with the unavoidable task of critical communication within a world which is empty and is not less full of injustices, punishments and sufferings because it is empty."--from Pablo Neruda's Nobel Prize address</p> <p>"This is the first complete English language translation of the late work by Neruda, the greatest of Latin American poets, translated by O'Daly, a specialist in Neruda's late and posthumous work....Highly recommended for poetry and Latin American collections."<br> -- Library Journal </p> <p>"William O. Daly's translation of Pablo Neruda's book-length poem, Fin de mundo , is a veritable poet's companion and guide to the twentieth century. This is Pablo Neruda at his best and most honest....Neruda's poems are a quiet but potent celebration of the resilience of the human spirit."-- Sacramento Book Review </p> <p>In this book-length poem, completely translated for the first time into English and presented in a bilingual format, Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda composes a "valediction to the Sixties" and confronts a grim disillusionment growing inside him. Terrifying, beautiful, vast, and energized, Neruda's work speaks of oppression and warfare, his own guilt, and the ubiquitous fear that came to haunt the century that promised to end all wars.</p> <p> World's End also marks the final book in Copper Canyon's dynamic nine-book series of Neruda's late and posthumous work. These best-selling books have become perennial favorites of poetry readers, librarians, and teachers. Through this series, translator William O'Daly has been recognized as one of the world's most insightful caretakers of Neruda's poetry, and Publishers Weekly praised his efforts as "awe-inspiring."</p> <p> My truest vocation<br> was to become a mill:<br> singing in the water, I studied<br> the motives of transparency<br> and learned from the abundant wheat<br> the identity that repeats itself. </p> <p> Pablo Neruda is one of the world's beloved poets. He served as a Chilean diplomat and won the Nobel Prize in 1971.</p> <p> William O'Daly has dedicated thirty years to translating the late and posthumous work of Pablo Neruda. He lives in California.</p>

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The Door -- The Passion -- The Latecomer -- A Memory -- Same One -- Seas -- The Idler -- 1968 -- Time in the Life -- Once Again -- The Ashes -- The Worship (I) -- Swell in 1968, Pacific Ocean -- Epoch -- The Danger -- Know It Know It Know It -- The Wars -- The Missing -- Let's See -- Always Being Born -- Today Also Is -- Falling -- Perhaps -- Little Devils -- Yes, Sir -- Roads -- Countryside -- The Fire -- The Century Dies -- Why, Sir? -- In Cuba -- Sadness at the Death of a Hero -- Oliverio Girondo -- Walking Walkways -- Solitude -- The Wind -- The Music -- Metamorphosis -- Maker of Stars -- The XIX -- Ars Poetica (I) -- Ars Poetica (II) -- Bees (I) -- Bees (II) -- The Rose of the Herbalist -- Bestiary (I) -- Bestiary (II) -- Animal -- Dog -- Horse -- Another Dog -- Fish -- The Earth -- Weddings -- Yesterday -- The World Filled Up -- Bomb (I) -- As We Are -- Death of a Journalist -- Resurrections -- Century -- The Child Guerrilla -- What Happened? -- The Worship (II) -- Never More -- The Worship (III) -- The Light -- Vietnam -- The Seeker -- To Die -- I Always -- Situations -- I Walked -- Lightning -- To Return Returning -- Sex -- Bomb (II) -- Inside -- Punta del Este, 1968 -- Janeiro -- Venezuela -- Portrait of a Woman -- Births -- Song with Countryside and River -- Ports -- Returning -- Printing Press -- The Enemy -- The Fist and the Thorn -- Colonizing -- It Is Too Much -- Certain Conspirators -- Writers -- Some -- García Márquez -- Writers -- They Come from Afar -- Against Blue -- Physics -- Proverbs -- The Traveler -- Foundations -- The Natural Gentleman -- Saddest Century -- Exiles -- Book -- To Live One Hundred Years -- The Sea -- Song -- Song -- Song -- Song -- Goodbye.

Texts in Spanish and English.

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Library Journal Review

This is the first complete English translation of a late work by Neruda, the greatest of Latin American poets, translated by O'Daly, a specialist in Neruda's late and posthumous works. In 1969, Neruda announced that this volume would be a gift to his readers on the occasion of his 65th birthday. It is a mostly bitter book about a "ceaseless" century, with 30-odd agonizing years to go, that has "left us a broken planet/ jammed with skeletons." It was a century of failed communication, as "the enemy" lied to us and we lied to our own friends. The ideals of Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman were out of reach, and the polarized argued "like two blind men defending/ each other's darkness." But at heart Neruda is committed to teaching "classes of light to the earth," so despite dying with every one of the century's senseless deaths, at the end of the day he raises his voice to celebrate the "chroniclers of now," the writers who can right wrongs by taking their inexorable revenge upon the guilty. Highly recommended for poetry and Latin American collections.-Jack Shreve, Allegany Coll. of Maryland, Cumberland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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