Love Poems by Pablo Neruda
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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 are the most celebrated of the Nobel Prize winner's oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound images and reveling in a fiery re-imagining of the world. Mostly written on the island paradise of Capri (the idyllic setting of the Oscar-winning movie Il Postino), Love Poems embraces the seascapes surrounding the poet and his love Matilde Urrutia, their waves and shores saturated with a new, yearning eroticism.

And when you appear

all the rivers sound

in my body, bells

shake the sky,

and a hymn fills the world.

        © 1973 by Neruda & Walsh

About Pablo Neruda

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Pablo Neruda (1904–1973) has been called by Gabriel García Márquez “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.” An outspoken communist, he served briefly in the Chilean congress and in 1971 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.W. S. Merwin has received numerous awards for his poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize. He has translated widely from many languages.Cristina García is the author of three novels, including Dreaming in Cuban, which was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Published January 17, 2008 by New Directions. 64 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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