We Are Many. Pablo Neruda, Alastair Reid.
We Are Many
We Are Many

We Are Many

London, England: Cape Goliard Press, 1967. First Printing. Softcover. Born in the town of Parral in Chile, Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto--better known to the world as Pablo Neruda--was born on July 12, 1904 in the town of Parral in Chile. At the age of 13, Neruda started contributing articles to a local newspaper, "La Manana," including his first publication "Entusiasmo y Perservancia" and later, his first poem. It was in 1920 that Neruda emerged under the name which we now know him, when he contributed to the literary journal "Selva Austral." The name "Neruda" was adopted in memory of the Czechoslovak poet Jan Neurda (1834-1891). During the years of 1927-1935, the government put Neruda in charge of a number of "honorary consulships," which would take him to Burma, Ceylon, Java, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, and Madrid. This period has been described as "difficult" for Neruda by his biographers, but in 1933 the collection of surrealistic poems, "Residencia en la tierra" (1933) which inaugurated a wholly re-invented Pablo Neruda--and a wholly-reinvented poetic practice, to boot. A friend of Federico Garcia Lorca, Neruda was immensely inspired by Lorca's political involvement and spurred him to take his own involvement more seriously. In 1945, Neruda was elected as a Senator and joined the Communist Party of Chile. His life and work are undoubtedly historic in multiple contexts, but it is Neruda's poetic contributions which have charmed and inspired poets worldwide. This bilingual work, "We Are Many" was published in England by London's Cape Goliard Press, notable for their many handsome editions of works by figures of similar poetic magnitude. The translations were done by esteemed Scottish poet Alastair Reid, onetime secretary of the poet Robert Graves. Book in fine condition with only slight shelf-wear; minute spotting to text block; slight chipping, closed tears & crinkling to original glassine wrapper at topmost fine-edge of front, back covers. Fine. [Item #3733]

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