- Narrated by: Armando Durán
- Length: 38 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-11-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda's love poems are the most celebrated of the Nobel Prize winner's oeuvre, captivating listeners with earthbound images and reveling in a fiery reimagining of the world. Mostly written on the island paradise of Capri (the idyllic setting of the Oscar-winning movie Il Postino), Love Poems embraces the seascapes surrounding the poet and his love, Matilde Urrutia, their waves and shores saturated with a new, yearning eroticism.
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By Rochelle on 02-11-16
Durán exceptional as voice of Neruda
I haven't ventured into poetry before, apart from a bit of Shakespeare, but this is awesome & was a great place to start. It's beautiful, often heart-melting and occasionally very funny (check out The Insect). It's a very accessible introduction to poetry from the pen of a Nobel Laureate.
I have no idea how one translates poetry into another language while retaining the meaning, the meter and the rhyme. Donald D Walsh has worked a kind of magic here.
Meanwhile Durán's performance is outstanding. His understanding of the flow of each poem makes it easy for a first time reader to consume and he's an absolute pleasure to listen to. As much as Neruda's writing & Walsh's translation, Durán makes this collection an unforgettable joy.
I'm definitely going to re-read this again, more than once.
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