Captain’s Verses, The

Brian Cole, Pablo Neruda

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd

Published: 24-09-2020


Nobel Prize for Literature (1971) winner’s famous collection of love poetry reissued as a Carcanet Classic.

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This dual language edition is reissued as a Carcanet Classic. Pablo Neruda wrote the poems in Los versos del capitan as a celebration of his love for his third wife, Matilde Urrutia – a love affair that is itself celebrated in the acclaimed film Il Postino. Originally published anonymously in 1952 to spare his second wife’s feelings, this bilingual edition is the book’s first publication in Britain. Brian Cole’s translations display all the qualities of vivid imagery, sensuousness, simplicity and passion for which Neruda’s poetry is famous.

Additional information

Dimensions 135 × 216 mm
Page Count 208