» » The Book of Questions
Download The Book of Questions epub book
Author: Pablo Neruda
ISBN13: 978-1556591600
Title: The Book of Questions
Format: docx txt doc lrf
ePUB size: 1839 kb
FB2 size: 1773 kb
DJVU size: 1605 kb
Language: English Spanish
Category: Poetry
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press; 2nd edition (April 1, 2001)
Pages: 96

The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda

The book of questions. I Kansla I el D 11V willi a M o ' 1) a 1 V. Pablo neruda. The Book of Questions. Translated by william o’daly. Copper canyon press : port townsend. Pablo Neruda finished The Book of Questions (El libro de las preguntas) only months before his death in September 1973. With its composition, he comes full circle as a human being and an artist. The 69-year-old poet drinks from the common source of all his essential work, revisiting that deep well of perpetuity : the imagination of regeneration and vision. These brief poems, composed entirely of questions, express his dedication to what Hayden Carruth calls the structure of feeling underlying experience

The Book of Questions TRANSLATED. Publication of this book was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Copper Canyon Press is in residence with Centrum at Fort Worden State Park. Cover monotype by Galen Garwood The type is Sabon, set by The Typeworks, Vancouver, .

Take The Book of Questions, for example. The book features 316 short, evocative, and open-ended questions (contained in 74 poems) and was found as a manuscript after Neruda's death in 1973. They were published in Spanish the very next year, and poetry publishing giant Copper Canyon press put out an English translation in 1991. Luckily, we have our old buddy Pablo Neruda to help out. The third poem of his Book of Questions is, much like the other 73 poems in that book, a series of strange questions that he wants to consider, but not necessarily answer. Great," you might be saying. What's the point of asking a question with no answer?"

Pablo Neruda only finished 'The Book of Questions' months before his death in September 1973. With it's composition, he comes full circle as both a human being and writer. The poet existed in waters that no one else could swim in, flowing in all directions, from the sun-kissed surface that flirted with the waves, to the dark-hearted Abyss that lies below. Poem XX). The book of questions may just have something for everyone. This book forms part of my remarkably extensive reading list on Nobel Prize for Literature Laureates.

Great collection of koan-like poems by the great and much-loved Pablo Neruda. Some will make you think, others will make you smile, and still others will touch you deeply.

Pablo Neruda (12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973, Parral). Neruda, the nobel prize winner poet holds a unspoken and written magic in his verse. Independent mostly of the formalities of meter and rhyme, he is equally strong and writes with passion which is not seen in most of his contemporaries. This particular poem has all those mystical elements which make Neruda's poems seem to arise from within our hearts, conveying our own feelings of love, hatred and in general the absurdity of life. Neruda doesn't stop at just the description of absudity, he takes a step forward, challenges its boundaries and questions its existence

All Best Poems ♥ Pablo Neruda Poems List Pablo Neruda – From The Book Of Questions. Pablo Neruda – From The Book Of Questions: Poem. III. Tell me, is the rose naked or is that her only dress? Why do trees conceal the splendor of their roots? Who hears the regrets of the thieving automobile? Is there anything in the world sadder than a train standing in the rain?

Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973. Uniform Title: Libro de las preguntas. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The book of questions, Pablo Neruda ; translated by William O'Daly online for free.

The Book of Questions TRANSLATED.

A best-selling volume of Pablo Neruda's poetry in an English-Spanish edition.

Pablo Neruda is one of the world's most popular poets, and in The Book of Questions, Neruda refuses to be corralled by the rational mind. Composed of 316 unanswerable questions, these poems integrate the wonder of a child with the experiences of an adult. By turns Orphic, comic, surreal, and poignant, Neruda's questions lead the reader beyond reason into realms of intuition and pure imagination.

This complete translation of Pablo Neruda's El libro de las preguntas (The Book of Questions) features Neruda's original Spanish-language poems alongside William O'Daly's English translations. In his introduction O'Daly, who has translated eight volumes of Pablo Neruda's poetry, writes, "These poems, more so than any of Neruda's other work, remind us that living in a state of visionary surrender to the elemental questions, free of the quiet desperation of clinging too tightly to answers, may be our greatest act of faith."

When Neruda died in 1973, The Book of Questions was one of eight unpublished poetry manuscripts that lay on his desk. In it, Neruda achieves a deeper vulnerability and vision than in his earlier work-and this unique book is a testament to everything that made Neruda an artist.

"Neruda's questions evoke pictures that make sense on a visual level before the reader can grasp them on a literal one. The effect is mildly dazzling [and] O'Daly's translations achieve a tone that is both meditative and spontaneous." --Publishers Weekly

Pablo Neruda, born in southern Chile, led a life charged with poetic and political activity. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the International Peace Prize, and served as Chile's ambassador to several countries, including Burma, France, and Argentina. He died in 1973.


Tell me, is the rose naked or is that her only dress?

Why do trees conceal the splendor of their roots?

Who hears the regrets of the thieving automobile?

Is there anything in the world sadder than a train standing in the rain?


And what did the rubies say standing before the juice of pomegranates?

Why doesn't Thursday talk itself into coming after Friday?

Who shouted with gleewhen the color blue was born?

Why does the earth grievewhen the violets appear?

Reviews: 7
First off I am not a poetry major- nor am I qualified to write a treatise on poetry. This book has something for everyone, at every level of thought. That said this collection of questions was carefully crafted to make you think and feel. Some make you cry, some make you laugh, but mostly they make you thoughtful about social issues and political issues like foreign policy past present and future! I highly recommend it for any layman like myself who just want something quiet to read and think about when I go fishing. Then go home and talk with my wife about what she thinks about them!!
I don't really read Neruda's love poems, which he is well known for. I also don't know a lot about his political activism, so for me, reading Book of Questions was like discovering a new writer.

This version has the original poem and the English translation, which I found interesting to compare in regards to linguistics.

On the poems themselves --> There will be at least one, more likely several, poems that will feel like a punch in the chest. As humans, we ask questions all the time. Some of the questions in the book are ones you will have asked yourself or will be the kind to make you tilt your head to see if you can get a better look. All in all, a lovely collection of poetry.
Mitars Riders
Great collection of koan-like poems by the great and much-loved Pablo Neruda. Some will make you think, others will make you smile, and still others will touch you deeply.
Interesting idea for the book. I actually like the idea of the book better than the questions,...which really can't be answered. It truly shows that many questions in life have no answers and are big mysteries.
If you love poetry or even if you don't, it is always great to read Pablo Neruda.
it’s a simple book but it honestly made me think so much. some of them took me back to being a kid while some made me think about the future and even other people. i’m fluent in spanish and found the translations to be very accurate. i’m really happy with this purchase
I bought this book for my kid but actually I really like it. It's so fun and I feel like having conversations with a great scholar.... Absolutely recommend everyone who is seeking for trivial but important thing.