Isla Negra: A Notebook / A Bilingual Edition (Paperback)

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Isla Negra: A Notebook / A Bilingual Edition By Pablo Neruda, Alastair Reid (Translated by), Enrico M. Santí (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, Alastair Reid (Translated by), Enrico M. Santí (Afterword by)
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A gorgeous exploration by Neruda--using vivid natural imagery to invoke his perception of himself, and his relation to the places and people who made him who he was. A fantastic summer read, especially when on vacation far from home.

— Wiley


Reflective later poems of the fiery, Nobel-Prize winning Chilean poet, presented here with the English translations and original Spanish side-by-side on facing pages.

In the over one hundred poems contained in Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda fashioned a kind of poetic autobiography in which he set out to explore and gather the various "lives" or "selves" he had left behind him in the huge span of his writing existence. Written in his "autumnal" period, from the vantage point of Isla Negra, the small village on the Pacific coast of Chile which he came to regard as the center of his world, the book reads like a series of notes in which present and past interact, and is perhaps the most self-confronting of all his collections.

About the Author

Pablo Neruda (1904-73), one of the renowned poets of the twentieth century, was born in Farral, Chile. He shared the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson and Pablo Picasso in 1950, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971. His books include Residence on Earth, Canto General, Extravagaria, and Isla Negra.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780374517342
ISBN-10: 0374517347
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: December 1st, 1982
Pages: 448