Boston: Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence, 1990. Reprint. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Item #2325198
Reprint. Minor general wear.
508 pp. A bilingual selection of the Chilean poet's greatest works. Pablo Neruda succeeded in becoming what many poets have aspired to but never achieved: a public voice, a voice not just for the people of his country but for his entire continent. Widely translated, his "poet's obligation" was to become a voice for all those who had no voice, an aspiration that stemmed from his long-time commitment to the communist faith. This collection of poems were collected by Neruda himself. Their richness and variety provide ample evidence of the many selves and modes of the most prolific and most loved poet of the twentieth century.