The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (Bilingual Edition) (English and Spanish Edition)

4.46 avg rating
( 4,644 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780872864283: The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (Bilingual Edition) (English and Spanish Edition)

This collection of Neruda's most essential poems will prove indispensable. Selected by a team of poets and prominent Neruda scholars in both Chile and the U.S., this is a definitive selection that draws from the entire breadth and width of Neruda's various styles and themes. An impressive group of translators that includes Alastair Reid, Stephen Mitchell, Robert Hass, Stephen Kessler and Jack Hirschman, have come together to revisit or completely retranslate the poems; and a handful of previously untranslated works are included as well. This selection sets the standard for a general, high--quality introduction to Neruda's complete oeuvre.
Pablo Neruda was born in Chile in 1904. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Pablo Neruda is regarded as the greatest Latin American poet of the 20th century. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971, his breadth of vision and wide range of themes are extraordinary, and his work continues to inspire new generations of readers and writers. Mark Eisner is the book's editor and one of its principal translators. He has backpacked and worked throughout Latin America from Cuba to Chile. Some of this book developed while Mark was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University's Center for Latin American Studies, where he had earlier earned a masters. He is the founder of Red Poppy, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the power of Latin American poetry: the power to evoke emotions and foster social consciousness. He is currently finishing both a documentary and a biography on Neruda. 

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

Prefatory Note by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

There have been many Pablos in history, and Pablo Neruda is one to exceed Picasso in the prolific production of great works, as well as in the depths of his proletarian empathies.

I met this Pablo in the Hotel Havana Libre (once the Havana Hilton) in 1959 in the first days of revolutionary euphoria, and that night he spoke his poetry to several thousands of multi-ethnic Fidelistas (still in combat clothes) in the great government hall where the late dictator had held forth. His rapport with the masses was evident in every poem he spoke (with standing ovations), just as poems in this book speak to us all, Spanish-speaking or not.

Neruda had told me before the reading, "I love your wide-open poetry" — by which he meant, I believe, the poetry of the Beat Generation that we had published in San Francisco and some of which had been published in translation in Lunes de Revolución (the Monday literary supplement to the big daily).

And I answered, "You opened the door." I hope this edition will open the door for the greater American public (who needs these messages).

Lawrence Ferlinghetti San Francisco, January 2004

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Neruda, Pablo
ISBN 10: 0872864286 ISBN 13: 9780872864283
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KB-9780872864283

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Neruda, Pablo
Published by City Lights Books 4/1/2004 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0872864286 ISBN 13: 9780872864283
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description City Lights Books 4/1/2004, 2004. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780872864283

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Pablo Neruda, Marc Allen Eisner
Published by City Lights Books, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0872864286 ISBN 13: 9780872864283
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description City Lights Books, United States, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bilingual. Language: Spanish . Brand New Book. This bilingual collection of Neruda s most essential poems will prove indispensable. Selected by a team of poets and prominent Neruda scholars in both Chile and the U.S., this is a definitive selection that draws from the entire breadth and width of Neruda s various styles and themes. An impressive group of translators that includes Alistair Reid, Stephen Mitchell, Robert Hass, Stephen Kessler and Jack Hirschman, have come together to revisit or completely retranslate the poems; and a handful of previously untranslated works are included as well. This selection sets the standard for a general, high--quality introduction to Neruda s complete oeuvre. The call for a more accessible collection of Neruda s important poems is answered with City Lights The Essential Neruda, a 200-page edition that offers 50 of Neruda s key poems. The editors and translators know how to extract gold from a lifetime of prolific writing. If you want a handy Neruda companion and don t know where to begin, this is it. --The Bloomsbury Review .The Essential Neruda will prove to be, for most readers, the best introduction to Neruda available in English. In fact, I can think of few other books that have given me so much delight so easily. At only 234 pages (bilingual), it somehow manages to convey the fullness of Neruda s poetic arc: Reading it is like reading the autobiography of a poetic sensibility (granted, the abridged version). --The Austin Chronicle This book is a must-have for any reader interested in a definitive sampling of the most essential poems by one whom many consider one of the best poets of the 20th century. --Mike Nobles, Tulsa World What better way to celebrate the hundred years of Neruda s glorious residence on our earth than this selection of crucial works - in both languages! - by one of the greatest poets of all time. A splendid way to begin a love affair with our Pablo or, having already succumbed to his infinite charms, revisit him passionately again and again and yet again. --Ariel Dorfman, author of Konfidenz and The Nanny and the Iceberg If the notion had struck Pablo Neruda, I am quite sure that like Fernando Pessoa and Antonio Machado he would have given birth to what the former called heteronyms. Like Pessoa especially, Neruda can be several poets according to where he is and when and what his mood might be. It is quite fitting therefore that his work in this anthology be shared by various translators, for, ideally, a translator is but another heteronym speaking in a different tongue and at a different time. Neruda is well served here by these other voices of his. --Gregory Rabassa Pablo Neruda was born in Chile in 1904. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780872864283

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Pablo Neruda
Published by City Lights Publishers (2004)
ISBN 10: 0872864286 ISBN 13: 9780872864283
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description City Lights Publishers, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0872864286

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Pablo Neruda, Marc Allen Eisner
Published by City Lights Books, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0872864286 ISBN 13: 9780872864283
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description City Lights Books, United States, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bilingual. Language: Spanish . Brand New Book. This bilingual collection of Neruda s most essential poems will prove indispensable. Selected by a team of poets and prominent Neruda scholars in both Chile and the U.S., this is a definitive selection that draws from the entire breadth and width of Neruda s various styles and themes. An impressive group of translators that includes Alistair Reid, Stephen Mitchell, Robert Hass, Stephen Kessler and Jack Hirschman, have come together to revisit or completely retranslate the poems; and a handful of previously untranslated works are included as well. This selection sets the standard for a general, high--quality introduction to Neruda s complete oeuvre. The call for a more accessible collection of Neruda s important poems is answered with City Lights The Essential Neruda, a 200-page edition that offers 50 of Neruda s key poems. The editors and translators know how to extract gold from a lifetime of prolific writing. If you want a handy Neruda companion and don t know where to begin, this is it. --The Bloomsbury Review .The Essential Neruda will prove to be, for most readers, the best introduction to Neruda available in English. In fact, I can think of few other books that have given me so much delight so easily. At only 234 pages (bilingual), it somehow manages to convey the fullness of Neruda s poetic arc: Reading it is like reading the autobiography of a poetic sensibility (granted, the abridged version). --The Austin Chronicle This book is a must-have for any reader interested in a definitive sampling of the most essential poems by one whom many consider one of the best poets of the 20th century. --Mike Nobles, Tulsa World What better way to celebrate the hundred years of Neruda s glorious residence on our earth than this selection of crucial works - in both languages! - by one of the greatest poets of all time. A splendid way to begin a love affair with our Pablo or, having already succumbed to his infinite charms, revisit him passionately again and again and yet again. --Ariel Dorfman, author of Konfidenz and The Nanny and the Iceberg If the notion had struck Pablo Neruda, I am quite sure that like Fernando Pessoa and Antonio Machado he would have given birth to what the former called heteronyms. Like Pessoa especially, Neruda can be several poets according to where he is and when and what his mood might be. It is quite fitting therefore that his work in this anthology be shared by various translators, for, ideally, a translator is but another heteronym speaking in a different tongue and at a different time. Neruda is well served here by these other voices of his. --Gregory Rabassa Pablo Neruda was born in Chile in 1904. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780872864283

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Pablo Neruda
Published by City Lights Publishers (2004)
ISBN 10: 0872864286 ISBN 13: 9780872864283
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description City Lights Publishers, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # 0872864286

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Neruda, Pablo
Published by City Lights Publishers
ISBN 10: 0872864286 ISBN 13: 9780872864283
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description City Lights Publishers. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0872864286 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.65. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-S-9780872864283

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Pablo Neruda, Mark Eisner (Editor), Robert Hass (Translator), Stephen Mitchell (Translator), Alastair Reid (Translator), Forrest Gander (Translator), Stephen Kessler (Translator), John Felstiner (Translator), Jack Hirschman (Translator), Lawrence Ferlingh
Published by City Lights Publishers (2004)
ISBN 10: 0872864286 ISBN 13: 9780872864283
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description City Lights Publishers, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. abridged edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0872864286

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Eisner, Mark (EDT)/ Eisner, Mark (TRN)/ Felstiner, John (TRN)/ Gander, Forrest (TRN)/ Hass, Robert (TRN)/ Hirschman, Jack (TRN)/ Kessler, Stephen (TRN)/ Mitchell, Stephen (TRN)/ Reid, Alastair (TRN)/ Neruda, Pablo/ Eisner, Mark
Published by Consortium Book Sales & Dist 2004/04/01 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0872864286 ISBN 13: 9780872864283
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Consortium Book Sales & Dist 2004/04/01, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatched within 2 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BNT-00434837

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Pablo Neruda
ISBN 10: 0872864286 ISBN 13: 9780872864283
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. This collection of Neruda's most essential poems will prove indispensable. Selected by a team of poets and prominent Neruda scholars in both Chile and the U.S., this is a definitive s.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 199 pages. 0.353. Bookseller Inventory # 9780872864283

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book