Publication Date: 19/01/2023 ISBN: 9781784878207 Category:

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Pablo Neruda, W S Merwin, Leo Boix

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 19/01/2023 ISBN: 9781784878207 Category:
Paperback / Softback


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This is one of the greatest collections of love poetry ever published. Inspired by Pablo Neruda’s youthful relationships and injected with an expressive eroticism, these poems are as accomplished as they are evocative and sensual. First published in 1924 to international acclaim when Neruda was just nineteen, this book is still adored the world over for being one of the most memorable, intense and romantic works of poetry ever written.

It is a work of poetry to be cherished by lovers old and new. The perfect Valentine’s Day present.


‘The poems today remain as urgently gorgeous as freshly picked flowers’ Carol Ann Duffy

The Vintage Classics Love Poems series brings together some of the most sensual, heart-breaking and romantic poetry ever written. Working in collaboration with Vintage Creative Director Suzanne Dean this edition has been created by Spanish illustrator Jesus Cisneros.

Publisher Review

His love poems have fuelled romances around the world * Independent * The greatest poet of the 20th century -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez He was that rare thing - a public poet, and a great one, held in deep affection by every layer of Chilean society. For the skill that earned him such esteem was his ability to find beauty in ordinary things * Guardian *

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