|Author/Contributor(s):||Neruda, Pablo ; Mitchell, Stephen|
"The Nobel laureate's work is refreshingly accessible and unpretentious. He celebrates the joy and wonder of the ordinary and conveys it with confident, playful language. . . . [Mitchell's] love for this material is clear." -- Seattle Times
The poetry of Pablo Neruda is beloved worldwide for its passion, humor, and exceptional accessibility. The nearly fifty poems selected for this collection and translated by Stephen Mitchell--widely praised for his original and definitive translations of spiritual writings and poetry--focus on Neruda's mature period, when the poet was in his fifties. A bilingual volume, with Neruda's original Spanish text facing Mitchell's English translation, brings Neruda's sensuous work to vibrant life for a whole new generation of readers.