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Nuevas Odas Elementales: Tercer Libro de las Odas

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This book praises the miracle of life. An ode is always a song. And this elemental weave of words is like a choir intoning an epiphany. One about our encounter with the always renewed miracle of our everyday/ daily universe. Sergio Ramirez
Paperback, 408 pages
Published September 28th 2003 by Debolsillo (first published 1964)
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I have been having a hard time "getting" poetry. I understand the loose idea of it, I've read some that I kind of liked and I know its a more expressionist art form using written word. But that did not make it easier to really connect with. Sometimes knowing things is stupid.

This collection of poems I picked up by Neruda, however, made me feel feelings. Some were good, some were bad, some were funny and some were uncomfortable. But I got them.

Well, some of them. Some I just had no clue what was
Ben Belitt's translations of Neruda have remained my favorite. This book was my introduction to Neruda (sorry, I never saw/read Il Postino), a four-dollar copy that I picked up from Powell's Books at 18, as I trekked up and down the West Coast. My mouth moved as I read the spanish verse, then the english, then back again the spanish, as my seatmate on the train watched curiously over his notecards. The last five minutes of the train ride, we began to discuss Vallejo and Neruda, excitedly, then w ...more
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Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. Neruda assumed his pen name as a teenager, partly because it was in vogue, partly to hide his poetry from his father, a rigid man who wanted his son to have a "practical" occupation. Neruda's pen name was derived from Czech writer and poet Jan Neruda; Pablo is thought to be fro ...more
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