The Essential Neruda Selected Poems Paperback Apr 21 2004 By Pablo Neruda and Marc Allen Eisner
No other edition exists like this one -- other selections are idiosyncratic based upon the translator's preferences, or they select from Neruda's themes/styles, such as the Collected Odes or Love Poems, etc. Ben Bellitt's collection is the only one that comes close, and the translations are widely considered to be awful. These are new translations by some of the most prominent translators of Latin American writing, and includes some previously untranslated works considered by scholars to be some of Neruda's most imortant. Neruda is one of the most popular and beloved poets of all time -- this will become a must-have for anyone being introduced to his work.