The captain's verses

Los versos del Capitán : the love poems

Neruda, Pablo

Book - 2004 - Spanish
The captain's verses
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Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, finished writing The Captain's Verses in 1952 while in exile on the island of Capri--the paradisal setting for the blockbuster film Il Postino (The Postman). Surrounded by sea, sun, and Capri's natural splendors, Neruda addressed these poems to his lover Matilde Urrutia before they were married, but didn't publish them publicly until 1963. This complete, bilingual collection has become a classic for love-struck readers around the world--passionately sensuous, and exploding with all the erotic energy of a new love.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New Directions, 2004
ISBN: 9780811218214
081121821X
9780811215800
0811215806
Branch Call Number: 861.6 N454cv 2004
Characteristics: 151 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Walsh, Donald Devenish 1903-1980
Alternate Title: Versos del capitán

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My favorite book in this list - maybe in the world! Similar to Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, The Captain’s Verses is a collection of love poems dedicated to Neruda’s lover, Matilde.
It’s impossible for me to describe the beauty and craft in which this book was written. So, you’ll jus... Read More »


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