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Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda (1904-73), one of the renowned poets of the twentieth century, was born in Farral, Chile. He shared the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson and Pablo Picasso in 1950, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971.

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  • Pablo Neruda's "Ode to the Watermelon", read by Ilan Stavans (editor, All The Odes)

    This selection of Neruda's poetry, the most comprehensive single volume available in English, presents nearly six hundred poems, scores of them in new and sometimes multiple translations, and many accompanied by the Spanish original. In his introduction, Ilan Stavans situates Neruda in his native milieu as well as in a contemporary English-language one, and a group of new translations by leading poets testifies to Neruda's enduring, vibrant legacy among English-speaking writers and readers today.

  • Pablo Neruda's "Ode to the Dictionary", read by Ilan Stavans (editor, All The Odes)

    This selection of Neruda's poetry, the most comprehensive single volume available in English, presents nearly six hundred poems, scores of them in new and sometimes multiple translations, and many accompanied by the Spanish original. In his introduction, Ilan Stavans situates Neruda in his native milieu as well as in a contemporary English-language one, and a group of new translations by leading poets testifies to Neruda's enduring, vibrant legacy among English-speaking writers and readers today.

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All the Odes

Pablo Neruda; Edited by Ilan Stavans

A career-spanning volume, charting the Nobel laureate’s work in the ode formPablo Neruda was a master of the ode, which he conceived as an homage to just about everything...

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I Explain a Few Things

Pablo Neruda; Edited by Ilan Stavans

"Laughter is the language of the soul," Pablo Neruda said. Among the most lasting voices of the most tumultuous (in his own words, "the saddest") century, a witness and a chronicler of...

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The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda; Edited and with an Introduction by Ilan Stavans

The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by "the greatest poet of the twentieth century--in any language" (Gabriel García Márquez)"In his work...

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Fully Empowered

Pablo Neruda; Translated and Introduction by Alastair Reid

An important collection that includes some of the Nobel Prize winner's own favorite poems."The Sea"A single entity, but no blood.A single caress, death or a rose.The...

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