Twenty Love Poems and A Song of DespairBook - 2006
First published in 1924, Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada remains among Neruda's most popular work. Daringly metaphorical, these poems are based upon his own private associations. Their sensuous use of nature symbolism to celebrate love and to express grief has not been surpassed in the literature of our century. This edition offers the original Spanish text, with masterly translations by W.S. Merwin on facing pages.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006
Characteristics: xv, 60 pages ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: 20 love poems and a song of despair