Fifty Odes

poetry by Pablo Neruda
translated by George Schade

8.5" x 5.5"
363 pages

This bilingual edition of Fifty Odes by Pablo Neruda, lovingly translated by Latin American scholar George Schade, belongs in the collection of every serious poetry lover. Neruda magically transforms everyday objects, from dogs to dictionaries, into essential elements of an always amazing and surprising world. Fellow Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez says of Neruda, "He is the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language."

Considered one of the greatest Spanish-language poets of the 20th century, Neruda was a prolific writer, his output ranging from erotically charged love poems, surrealist poems, historical epics, and overtly political poems, to poems on common things, like nature and the sea. In 1971, Neruda was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

These translations have the same fizziness, the same physical excitement that Pablo Neruda has.

– Alastair Reade

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