Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

    • 3.9 • 12 Ratings

Publisher Description

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair is a collection of poems which was originally written in Spanish language by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. It was first published in 1924 and has been translated into many languages. Neruda was only 19 years old when this collection was released. It is a collection of romantic poems and is controversial for its eroticism but remains the bestselling poetry book in the Spanish language ever, almost 100 years after its first publication.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
June 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
16
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
29
KB

Customer Reviews

NKavita ,

“Something sings, something climbs to my ravenous mouth.”

This was an incredible read. While I wasn’t moved by most of the poems, some of the lines were so powerful I had to pause and read them again and again. Works like these usually lose something when they’re translated, which I think is part of why I couldn’t entirely enjoy the prose. But the themes of love and heartbreak are resonant, and considering this was published almost 100 years ago it’s even more powerful. The sensual, erotic nature of many of the poems are so jarring and yet fit so perfectly. We should talk about sex like this—we should revere and worship that connection.

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