Pablo Neruda was born in 1904 in the town of Parral in Chile. He received numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the International Peace Prize in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953. In 1971, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two years later he died of leukemia in Santiago, Chile.
"One of the greatest major poets of the twentieth century. (The New York Times Book Review)" "It is difficult to find an analogue for the sustained passion and gentleness communicated in this absolutely stunning apotheosis of the poetry of sexual love...Matilde Urrutia deserves to enter history in the company of Petrarch's Laura and Dante's Beatrice.(Library Journal)"