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Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

By Pablo Neruda,Translated by W.S. Merwin,Foreword by Stephen Dobyns,Illustrations by Jan Thompson Dicks

Unequalled in their grace, earthiness, and expression of sensual longing, the love poems of Pablo Neruda are perhaps the most lyrically written and widely read of this century. A perennial best-seller since it was published in Chile nearly 70 years ago, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair is now offered for the first time in a beautiful gift edition. A superb translation by W.S. Merwin and striking, richly colored illustrations bring the poems of this classic volume vividly to life, making it an eloquent, evocative gift for lovers and poetry lovers everywhere.

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Size: 5-1/4 x 7-1 /4 in;
Pages: 80 pp;
10 Full-Color Illustrations
Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 1993
ISBN: 9780811803205
ISBN10: 811803201
Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), was a Nobel Prize-winner, one of his country's most important statesmen and the most influential, prolific Spanish language poet of his generation.

Jan Thompson Dicks is the illustrator of The House That Crack Built, published by Chronicle Books in 1992 to extraordinary critical acclaim. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.