Passions and Impressions

Prose writings from Pablo Neruda


Pablo Neruda, edited by Matilde Neruda and Miguel Otero Silva. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden


Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1983
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Printing Details

First US edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 23 × 16cm, 396pp

Pablo Neruda is known first as a poet, but the prose pieces in this collection reflect the enormous hunger he demonstrated throughout his career for new modes of expression, new adventures, new challenges. Passions and Impressions is both a sequel to and an enlargement of Neruda's Memoirs, recording a lifetime of travel, of friendships and enmities, of exile and homecoming, of loss and discovery, and of history both public and personal. Above all, it is a testament to Neruda's love for Chile—for its citizens, its flora and fauna, its national identity.


A good but slightly scruffy copy. The book has some tanning to the page edges but the main body of text is clean and the binding is secure. The dustwrapper is edgeworn and a little tanned but is now within a protective sleeve and has not been price-clipped.



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