The Essential Neruda

Selected Poems
Narrated by: C. S. Verdád
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
Categories: Drama & Poetry, Poetry
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More than 100 years after his birth, Pablo Neruda's poetry is as vital and beloved as ever.

This collection presents 50 of the most essential poems by one of history's greatest poets in dynamic new translations, the result of an unprecedented collaboration among a team of poets, translators, and the world's leading Neruda scholars.

A definitive selection that draws from the entire breadth of Neruda's various styles, themes, and periods, The Essential Neruda breathes new life and understanding into the world of one of Latin America's - and the world's - treasures.

The complete list of translators for this edition includes: Stephen Mitchell, Mark Eisner, Forrest Gander, Robert Haas, John Felstiner, Jack Hirschman, Stephen Kessler, and Alastair Reid.

©2004 City Lights Books (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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I love Neruda

I absolutely love Pablo Neruda's poems. This narrator does an excellent job. The poem selection and translation is beautiful.

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Beautiful Imagery

I was a bit disappointed to find that my favorite poem by him wasn't in this selection but, I mean, it's still a wonderful collection of his work to listen to in bed to relax after a long day.

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Maybe it's better in Spanish. Lackluster reading.

Maybe it's better in Spanish. Lackluster reading. Too little pause between poems. Maybe try another collection.

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