About the Book
The winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature, Pablo Neruda is regarded as the greatest Latin American poet of the twentieth century. This bilingual edition makes available a major selection of his poems, both in the original Spanish and impressively rendered into English by “his most enduring translator, the poet Ben Belitt” (Robert Creeley).
“One of the greatest poets of the Spanish world . . . also one of the major poets of the twentieth century. . . . A robust, Whitmanesque surrealism surges forth like a jungle river. . . . Ben Belitt’s translations are inspired.” —The New York Times Book Review
“We are not likely to get, in English, a more detailed, subtle, and sympathetic analysis of the complicated and enigmatic poet Pablo Neruda.” —The New Yorker
“The book is impressive for the number of pieces chosen, the good taste of the selections, and above all, the mastery with which Ben Belitt has turned into English some of the finest and most difficult works of the celebrated Chilean poet.” —Hispania