Love Poems
  • Love Poems
  • Love Poems
  • Love Poems
ISBN: 0811217299
EAN13: 9780811217293
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 2008
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 5.9" L x 3.7" W
Weight: 0.02 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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.


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   Poems for the Hopeless Romantic
I forged with the stars, my heart broke off in the wind. I do not know much about Pablo Neruda's politics, but I do know that he wrote some of the best love poems I ever read. The mermaid poem is complete, but a sad fantasy. Pablo Neruda was a hopeless romantic, so in this book 6 out of 10 poems are love poems. I like that they have included the poem with this line : Love is long, forgetting is so short. This book also contains a very long poem on the subject of fisherman and the sea. It seems to speak of a concern for the well being of humanity. In this very small book, there are only 10 poems. The cover also shows on my book is much different than what is displayed. Actually, it is a better cover. '' The Rebecca Review '' by Thomas Mallen.
 
5
   Beautiful book, perfect for a gift
When it comes to the definitive version of the poems, with the title and order preferred by Neruda, I can not argue with his expertise. However, I say that this is a beautiful book. It is pocket-sized and the cover is very pretty. The design is in general very high quality and this book would make a perfect romantic gift.
 
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   Beautiful poetry.
Saw it in a book store and fell in love with it, but didn 't like the price too much so waited to order on Amazon. Beautiful poetry, especially if you are a fan of Pablo Neruda like me. Because of its light size and small weight, it is easy to carry. You can open any page randomly and enjoy. Makes a beautiful gift for poetry lovers.
 
5
   Very romantic
The book itself is very attractive and a nice small size, which is just right to carry in a purse or to a trip. Could make a Spanish gift for a beautiful student or for anyone overly romantic.
 
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   ... are rare and valued to those who parallel true love itself and were not written to illustrate fictional action ...
The insights of Pablo are rare and valued to those who show real love themselves and were not written to illustrate fictional action on behalf of the casual reader.
 
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   Neruda writes about feelings -- English and Spanish
This is a beautiful little volume of some of Neruda's love poetry. Don 't buy it for your girlfriend, it is very Spanish and metaphoric and you will have much better lyrics if you listen to elliptical and pop music. If you like Neruda's revolutionary writings, you will grow impatient with this little book -- he is SO much more passionate when he writes about his country!
 
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   Highly recommend both the poems and the edition
This is a book that you can either judge by its contents or its cover and come to the same conclusion that this is an exceptionally beautiful book. It is also very cool to have the English and Spanish on reverse pages so that you can easily compare the two.
 
5
   A Beautiful Gift to Awaken the Heart
Pablo Neruda will always stir your heart and bring a tear to the eye with the emotion evoked by his words.
 
5
   Beautiful
The poems themselves are breathtaking and encapsulate love perfectly. I can 't wait for him to get it, this is the kind of book that wears its heart on its sleeve.
 
5
   Lovely.
Very nice little book, which I enjoy greatly. It is small and lightweight, so it is not difficult to hold. For years, I have loved Neruda's poetry. If you have never read his work, give it a try. This is a beautiful little book... would make a great Christmas present.
 
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