By Pablo Neruda
The such a lot complete English-language choice of paintings ever via "the maximum poet of the 20 th century--in any language" (Gabriel García Márque)
"In his paintings a continent awakens to consciousness." So wrote the Swedish Academy in awarding the Nobel Prize to Pablo Neruda, the writer of greater than thirty-five books of poetry and one among Latin America's such a lot respected writers, lionized in the course of his lifetime as "the people's poet."
This choice of Neruda's poetry, the main complete unmarried quantity to be had in English, provides approximately 600 poems, ratings of them in new and infrequently a number of translations, and lots of followed through the Spanish unique. In his creation, Ilan Stavans situates Neruda in his local milieu in addition to in a modern English-language one, and a gaggle of latest translations via best poets testifies to Neruda's enduring, vivid legacy between English-speaking writers and readers today.