From Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda comes Intimacies—a beautiful companion to On the Blue Shore of Silence—showcasing some of Neruda's most extraordinary love poems, and once again married with Mary Heebner's earthy, evocative paintings.
Neruda is celebrated the world over as a chronicler of love, and this vibrant addition to the revered master's canon offers readers a new interpretation on his writings about love and intimacy.
The poems in this collection remind us that love is woven through all life, and that amorous love is only but the tip of such a powerful emotion. This collection presents Neruda at the height of his powers, with some of the most vibrant verses of the twentieth century.
In a stunning package, with translations from acclaimed poet Alastair Reid, Intimacies is a book to be cherished and adored by both the most ardent Neruda fan and those new to the work of such an esteemed craftsman.
About the Author
Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) held diplomatic posts in Asian and European countries. After joining the Communist Party, Neruda was elected to the Chilean Senate but was forced to live in exile in Mexico for several years. Eventually he established a permanent home on Isla Negra. In 1970 he was appointed as Chile's ambassador to France; in 1971 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Mary Heebner is a painter and book artist whose work is included in collections at the J. P. Getty Research Center, New York Public Library, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, University of California, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Poet and translator Alastair Reid lives in New York City.