Love Poems

Love Poems

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780811217293
Branch Call Number: 861.62 NER
Characteristics: 90 p. : ill. ; 16 cm
Additional Contributors: Walsh, Donald Devenish 1903-1980

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