Synopses & Reviews
In 1970, Editorial Lord Cochrane of Santiago de Chile published Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. A year later, Neruda received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Embellished with 23 watercolor paintings by his friend and artist Mario Toral, this edition originally published in 1970. The memorable verses of the Chilean poet and the beauty of the watercolors compose a whole that perpetuates this book as a beautiful object where ideas and images dwell in a happy marriage.
About the Author
Pablo Neruda was Chile’s consul in Spain in 1934, and in those years he met the most important Spanish writers of his generation. In 1941 Neruda went to live in Mexico and then returned to his country where, in 1945, he was appointed a Congressman. In 1971 he won the Nóbel Prize for Literature and was designated Ambassador to Paris by President Salvador Allende.