100 Love Sonnets and Twenty Love Poems
Author: Neruda, Pablo
Brand: Students Universe
Number Of Pages: 160
Details: Product Description English version of Pablo Neruda's two books are kept in one book. Book 1: 100 Love Sonnets is a collection of one hundred sonnets written by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and was published first in 1959 in Spanish. The poems are dedicated to his third wife Matilde Urrutia. In the book poems are kept in four sections – Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Night. Though the sonnets have been translated by various translators, the translation work done by MIT Professor and translator Stephen Tapscott is widely acclaimed. Book 2: Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair is a collection of romantic poems by Pablo Neruda, first published in 1924 when Neruda was 19. It was Neruda's second published work and made his name as a poet. It’s Neruda's best-known work, and has sold more than 20 million copies. It remains the best- selling poetry book in the Spanish language ever, almost 100 years after its first publication. About the Author Pablo Neruda (July 12, 1904 - September 23, 1973) was a poet and diplomat of Chile and one of the great poets of the 20th century. He started writing from childhood days but considered as a poet of national level at the age of 20 after publication of his second collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. He occupied many diplomatic positions in various countries during his lifetime and served a term as a Senator for the Chilean Communist Party. Due to political reasons he had to live in exile from 1948-52. In 1971, he was awarded Nobel Prize for literature. He died in cancer on September 23, 1973. Stephen Tapscott (born 1948) is a poet and Professor at MIT, whose fields of interest include poetry as a literary genre, creative writing (poetry, experimental prose), and translation. He has published five books of poems and a book of criticism. His translation includes Pablo Neruda (One Hundred Love Sonnets), Jan Twardowski (God Asks for Love), Wislawa Szymborska (The End and the Beginning), Gabriela Mistral (Selected Prose and Prose Poems), Attila Boa, and Georg Trakl (German). W. S. Merwin (September 30, 1927 - March 15, 2019) was an American poet of more than fifty books of poetry, prose and translation works. Residing in a rural part of Maui, Hawaii, he wrote prolifically and was dedicated to the restoration of the island's rainforests. He has received many honors, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1971 and 2009; the National Book Award for Poetry in 2005. In 2010, the Library of Congress named him the 17th United States Poet Laureate.
Release Date: 13-01-2020
Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches