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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 -- Translations into English

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Pablo Neruda ; selected & illustrated by Ferris Cook ; translated by Ken Krabbenhoft.
ContributionsCook, Ferris., Krabbenhoft, Kenneth.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ8097.N4 A245 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination147 p. :
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1428435M
ISBN 100821220802
LC Control Number93039665
OCLC/WorldCa166887823

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Get this from a library! Odes to common things. [Pablo Neruda; Ferris Cook; Kenneth Krabbenhoft] -- Pinpointing the virtues of such items as soap and a tomato, this selection from the Nobel Prizes-winning poet contains twenty-five of his odes, each accompanied by an English translation and two.   The physical book and its contents are both exquisite. I have bought this collection twice: once for myself, and once to give as a gift. The poetry in this volume is the kind that makes you walk through the world with greater appreciation for the things all around you that you take for granted, like socks and tables and soap/5. Odes to common things by Pablo Neruda is a tribute paid to the objects and other inconspicuous components of our everyday lives. This series of books I designed (more: Odes to common things - book series) is an attempt to enter into the meaning and sense of everyday things, and translate them into the language of design. How to tell, through the form of a book, about the features .   This is a beautifully illustrated collection of Pablo Neruda's Odes to Common Things. As a high school art teacher, this is one of the books I use to teach illustration, both by using the book's illustrations as a good example, and through the poetry, to have students see the variety of imagery available even in things they see every day.5/5(5).

“Odes to Common Things” Subject: Foreign Language: Spanish 2. Level: Grades Abstract: Students will study examples of poetry in both Spanish and English from Pablo Neruda’s "Odes to Common Things," a book of poetry that’s based on everyday items. The item Odes to common things: Bilingual Edition, by Pablo Neruda ; selected & illustrated by Ferris Cook ; translated by Ken Krabbenhoft represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in . A bilingual collection of 25 newly translated odes by the century's greatest Spanish-language poet, each accompanied by a pair of exquisite pencil drawings. From bread and soap to a bed and a box of tea, the "odes to common things" collected here conjure up the essence of their subjects clearly and wondrously. 50 b&w illustrations. The Odes to Common Things was written toward the end of Neruda's life, in a voice steeped in the wisdom of a life experienced in the greatest joys and horrors of the 20th century. When Neruda writes about a table, a chair, flowers, socks, or soap, these common things become more than everyday banal objects: they are transformed and elevated /5.