Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by Forrest Gander. This stunning collection gathers never-before-seen poems, discovered within the Pablo Neruda Foundation’s archives in Chile. Neruda is renowned for an oeuvre that casts away despair, celebrates living and arises from the belief that there is no insurmountable solitude. THEN COME BACK presents Pablo Neruda's mature imagination and writing: signature love poems, odes, anecdotal narratives, and poems of the political imagination. Written on any paper imaginable—napkins, playbills, receipts—and found scattered throughout the Neruda Estate, these poems offer heartache, Chilean pride, and hope found in the changing of the seasons and the chirping of crickets. Acclaimed translator Forrest Gander beautifully renders the eros and heartache, deep wonder, and complex wordplay of the original Spanish, which is presented here alongside full-color reproductions of the poems in their original composition.
Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) held diplomatic posts in Asian and European countries. After joining the Communist Party, Neruda was elected to the Chilean Senate but was forced to live in exile in Mexico for several years. Eventually he established a permanent home on Isla Negra. In 1970 he was appointed as Chile's ambassador to France; in 1971 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Author City: Santiago CHL
Forrest Gander teaches at Brown University and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.Author City: PROVIDENCE, RI USA