TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR: A Bilingual Edition Translated from the Spanish by W.S. Merwin

London: Jonathan Cape, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. The first edition in English, with the American (Grossman Publishers) dust jacket. Iconic and essential, this collection of verse launched the young and unknown Neruda (1904-73) into the international spotlight when it first appeared in 1924. The love poems poignantly recall affairs with two women, while the closing song dwells upon bitter emotions. They remain unequalled in their grace, earthiness, and ecstatic expression of sensual longing. 12mo. Original black cloth binding, with gilt titles. The pink dust jacket is rather sun faded along the spine, with a few faint spots; otherwise very good. Very good / Very good. Item #69292
ISBN: 0224617257

Price: $500.00

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