Sunday, January 12, 2020

Neruda Translation Available on Amazon!!!

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

I just published my translation of Pablo Neruda's Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair! It is now available in paperback from Amazon (the e-book is coming soon, hopefully within 48 hours). I wrote this translation back in 2011, but I couldn't publish it until now because the original book was still under copyright. Now that it is officially in the public domain, I have published my translation! The beautiful cover was done by my brother, Nick Harris. Take a look if you are a fan of Pablo Neruda, or love poetry, or even if you are looking for a Valentine's Day gift.

Here is the blurb from the product description: Published in 1924, when Pablo Neruda was only twenty years old, this striking collection of love poems has proven to be the Nobel Laureate's most popular work. The sensual imagery and heartbreaking verse have inspired lovers and lovers of poetry for nearly a century. This translation by J. Simon Harris captures the fire of the original and stays true to the poetry. This edition includes the original Spanish text of the poems on facing pages, as well as an introduction to the poet and the poems.