Alan – The Captain’s Verses by Pablo Neruda

IMG_8585My wife Louise loved Pablo Neruda and this was the first gift she ever bought for me. So it’s very special.

Apparently Neruda wrote the poems in Los versos del capitán 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. The translation, Louise told me, loses nothing of his poetry and reflects a passion that Louise loved.

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