Book of Twilights

Author(s): Pablo Neruda; William O'Daly (Translator)


In Book of Twilight we meet a poet on the verge: Pablo Neruda-young, impassioned, vulnerable-poised to become one of the most beloved writers of our time. The precocious poet, then a teenager named Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, reportedly sold his father'spocket watch to print the first copies of his debut book of poetry, one year before Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair placed Neruda on the world's stage. In Book of Twilight the voice is recognizable, even in nascent form-wildly romantic, musical, and bold-yet these poems are distinctly and charmingly adolescent, fluctuating between formality and rebellion. Book of Twilight offers a rare window into the early workings of a great mind; readers are privy to a profound transformation: the poet's becoming. Book of Twilight, originally titled Crepusculario, has never before been published in English in its entirety-the unveiling of this collection accompanies the thrilling discovery that become 2016's Then Come Back: The Lost Nerad Poems. In William O'Daly's lyrical translation, Pablo Neruda's first book is a treasure restored to its rightful place in a grand legacy. Within this early work is an important, raw power-the trembling effort that heralds genius. Book jacket.


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  • : 9781556593987
  • : Copper Canyon Press
  • : Copper Canyon Press
  • : 0.29
  • : October 2017
  • : .69 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 7.5 Inches
  • : books

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  • : Pablo Neruda; William O'Daly (Translator)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 180