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The Captain's Verses
Translated by Brian Cole
Categories: 20th Century, Latin American, Spanish and Catalan, Translation
Imprint: Carcanet Classics
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Paperback (208 pages)
(Pub. Sep 2020)
This dual language edition is reissued as a Carcanet Classic
Pablo Neruda wrote the poems in Los versos del capitán as a celebration of his love for his third wife, Matilde Urrutia – a love affair that is itself celebrated in the acclaimed film Il Postino. Originally published anonymously in 1952 to spare his second wife’s feelings, this bilingual edition is the book’s first publication in Britain. Brian Cole’s translations display all the qualities of vivid imagery, sensuousness, simplicity and passion for which Neruda’s poetry is famous.
'This is Neruda at his most, expansive, extravagant and ecstatic'
Andy Croft, The Morning Star
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