Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon by Stephen Mitchell
Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon is a new presentation of the poetry of Pablo Neruda, the most widely read and loved poet of the twentieth century. Out of the great profusion of Neruda's poetry, Stephen Mitchell has selected forty-nine poems and brought them to life for a whole new generation of readers. Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon focuses on the poetry of Neruda's ripeness, from the first book of Elemental Odes, published when he was fifty years old, to Full Powers, published when he was fifty-eight, eleven years before his death. These are the poems of a happy man, deeply fulfilled in his sexuality, at home in the world, in love with life and its infinite particular forms, overflowing with the joy of language. They are largehearted, generous poems, resonant with a humor that is rare in poetry. We enter them with delight and leave them with exhilaration.