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By Pablo Neruda Ferris Cook Kenneth Krabbenhoft Ken Krabbenhoft | Comments: ( 450 ) | Date: ( Jan 18, 2020 )

Each ode in this book deals with abstract concepts, emotions and objects and is coupled with its opposite For example, Ode to Fire is coupled with Ode to Rain Each ode is written is Spanish and English and is prefaced by pencil drawings Neruda won the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature.

  • Title: Odes to Opposites
  • Author: Pablo Neruda Ferris Cook Kenneth Krabbenhoft Ken Krabbenhoft
  • ISBN: 9780821222270
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Hardcover

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Pablo Neruda Ferris Cook Kenneth Krabbenhoft Ken Krabbenhoft

Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and politician Neftal 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 from Paul Verlaine With his works translated into many languages, Pablo Neruda is considered one of the greatest and most influential poets of the 20th century.Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surrealist poems, historical epics, and overtly political manifestos In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature, a controversial award because of his political activism Colombian novelist Gabriel Garc a M rquez once called him the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language On July 15, 1945, at Pacaembu Stadium in S o Paulo, Brazil, he read to 100,000 people in honor of Communist revolutionary leader Lu s Carlos Prestes When Neruda returned to Chile after his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Salvador Allende invited him to read at the Estadio Nacional before 70,000 people.During his lifetime, Neruda occupied many diplomatic posts and served a stint as a senator for the Chilean Communist Party When Conservative Chilean President Gonz lez Videla outlawed communism in Chile, a warrant was issued for Neruda s arrest Friends hid him for months in a house basement in the Chilean port of Valpara so Later, Neruda escaped into exile through a mountain pass near Maihue Lake into Argentina Years later, Neruda was a close collaborator to socialist President Salvador Allende.Neruda was hospitalized with cancer at the time of the Chilean coup d tat led by Augusto Pinochet Three days after being hospitalized, Neruda died of heart failure Already a legend in life, Neruda s death reverberated around the world Pinochet had denied permission to transform Neruda s funeral into a public event However, thousands of grieving Chileans disobeyed the curfew and crowded the streets Neruda s funeral became the first public protest against the Chilean military dictatorship.

Comments Odes to Opposites

  • gieb

    puisi itu bunyi. dan neruda maestro untuk itu. sungguh puitis. pun jika kita -saya- tak tahu apa maksud dan makna kata dalam puisi neruda. semoga kau suka.Dan saya baru tahu, bahwa Neruda pernah tinggal di Jakarta. Tepatnya saat bernama Batavia dulu. Saat itu tahun 1927 - 1932, Neruda menjadi konsul di Asia. Dia tinggal beberapa tahun di Jl Probolinggo -sepertinya di daerah Menteng ya-. Di Batavia juga, Neruda jatuh cinta kepada Maria Antonieta Agenaar, gadis blasteran Belanda-Melayu kelahiran J [...]

  • Katie

    Reading these poems I can see easily why Pablo Neruda won the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature. This bilingual edition has the odes in their original Spanish facing the translation in English, with pencil illustrations accompanying them. It was simultaneously fascinating and infuriating. I would read the original versions, trying to translate for myself, and then read the English versions to make sure I had complete comprehension (woo boy is my Spanish rusty) and I would come up again and again w [...]

  • Caye

    Poetry is meant to be appreciated, not dissected. So I'm pretty bummed every time a teacher asks us why the author used this word, or what did he feel in writing this, or why the color blue, or why were this and that emphasized.That said, take the time to appreciate an excerpt of Pablo Neruda's Ode to the Present. :)“Thismomentas smoothas a board,and fresh,this hour,this dayas cleanas an untouched glass—not a singlespiderwebfrom the past:we touchthe momentwith our fingers,we cut itto size,we [...]

  • Nicola

    Enjoyed how Neruda made abstractions concrete, gregarious, ecstatic. Found these poems a wee bit more provocative than the Odes to Common Objects--though both have the same headlong exuberance and delight (that's how I read the solitary words, or few words to each line, as sheer, extenuated, luxurious delight).

  • Mae Angelique

    simple and meaningful poems understandable, even in Spanish.

  • Irene

    P introduced me to neruda when she made me listen to that il postino CD one night after arriving from some uneventful day at the office. it was an emotive acquaintance i remember, quite a different experience. and i guess i didn't want to (and have not) disentangle(d) myself with the poet after that. so imagine my elation when i got this book from R during my 26th birthday. neruda has this great way with words - simple words but everytime you read him you will see new layers of meanings undernea [...]

  • Sanjay Varma

    Not the best work by Neruda. Or perhaps the translation is to blame? This should be one of the last books that die hard fans read. When socialist dogma about poverty or justice is juxtaposed with imagery of nature, it seems jarring. It's as if these things flow naturally together in Neruda's mind, but not in my mind, and he makes no effort to link them. Rain turns into revolution in one poem, but I didn't feel it.Favorite poems were Ode to Envy, Ode to Joy, and To My Duties.Some lines that I enj [...]

  • Jason

    The collection was nicely presented and translated, however, I was not too fond of the selection of poems. The poems were paired together well, but as a whole lacked a depth I found in other works of Neruda. If I were to offer a book as an introduction to the work Neruda I would much sooner choose 100 Love Sonnets: Cien sonetos de amor.

  • Matthew Dambro

    Some lovely pieces but juxtaposed with Communist agitprop. Neruda was a lifelong Communist politician from Chile who rose and fell with Allende in 1973. Although already dying from cancer, it is suspected that he was killed at the orders of Pinochet in 1973. Be that as it may, some of the odes are simply exquisite.

  • tl

    as with the "odes to common things" this edition of "odes to opposites" is not only beautiful because of what's written but also because of the exquisite way to book if designed. being able to see the neruda's poems in both the original spanish and the translated english lends enchantment not only to the thoughts expressed but also to the words themselves.

  • Kasandra

    Beguiling with their simplicity, most of these poems were good, some were amazing (Ode to Enchanted Light, Ode to Peace and Quiet). I didn't enjoy them as much as his sonnets, but well worth reading. This particular edition of the book is beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings that add to the book's simple but beautiful quality.

  • Thomas

    I only knew the name Pablo Neruda from the flick Il Postino that was popular in the mid- 90’s. Then I got this book as a gift from a friend and loved it. A clever conceit with pairing poems against each other (Ode to Night, Ode to Day) and there’s just endless great lines you’ll be swiping for various cards and e-mails to other friends (just remember to give proper credit to Mr. Neruda).

  • Mark

    Being Neruda this was better than most any random book of poetry I might pick up, but for some reason I wasn't all that impressed with his odes. I still have Odes to Common Things at hand but will read another poet first to give myself a break. Perhaps I will like those more than Opposites.

  • Marcela

    The Odes to Opposites by Neruda, bring an added insight into the mind and heart of the poet. I read it first in Spanish and then in English and I found the song in Spanish and many beautiful lines in the English translation. I will read it again and again. Wonderful!

  • Merissa

    i found this to be an entirely grueling experience, though i imagine translating poetry from one language to another leaves a considerable amount of room for misinterpretation.

  • Daniel Mestiz

    Ode to fallSomething deep and deafis at work underneath the earthstockpiling dreams.

  • Win Scarlett

    Poems that would be more appropriate for licensing out to Hallmark gift cards. But what else could one expect from a book published by the AOL Time Warner Book Group imprint Bullfinch?

  • William Wren

    I got this back when it came out (1995) and it, along with Odes to Common Things, remains my favourite collection -- not just of Neruda's poetry, but of any poetry.

  • Audra

    Beautiful book with simple, poignant verse and spot-on translations.

  • Tracy Till

    Never get tired of this just in the mood.

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  • Dan Butterfass

    With illustrations, among the most beautiful books my hands have held.

  • Bobby

    Typical Neruda greatness. Poems about "opposites" (mostly)--eg fall and spring, fire and rain, etc--nicely juxtaposed. Clever idea that works very well for the most part.

  • Arwen Downs

    . . . a few years after "Odes to Common Things," I found "Odes to Opposites." I don't find the simplicity as necessary here, but of course I still love it. After all, it is a book of Neruda poems.

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