Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (1904–1973) or Pablo Neruda. A gifted Chilean poet who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. Neruda wrote in a variety of vibrant styles – surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, prose autobiography, romantic & passionate poems like the Twenty Love Poems & A Song Of Despair.
Neruda is considered the national poet of Chile. His wonderful works have been incredibly popular & influential worldwide. There is something about Neruda, about the way he glorifies emotions, sensitivity & experiences, about the spontaneity & directness of his passion that sets him apart. If we want to read one of the world’s best poets, Pablo Neruda is the perfect place to start. Extraordinary creativity with soulful expressions. Fascinating.