This book, originally published in 1924, occupies a privileged place within the vast and always current work of Pablo Neruda. It is not only one of his most popular works, but also the one that best reflects the chiaroscuro of love: vehemence, joy and exaltation, but also anxiety, uncertainty and melancholy. It is a collection of timeless beauty and passionate lyricism in whose pages the impulse of modernism still beats but where you can appreciate the glimpses of the formal renewal of poetry that the author starred.
Pablo Neruda, whose real name was Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto, is one of the most important poets in Latin America and a key figure in universal lyrics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. His extensive bibliography includes: Elementary Odes, The Captain's Verses, Residence on Earth and General Song, among many other works.