Summary of the Book-Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair was controversial for its eroticism, especially considering the author's young age. The book comprises of some of Pablo Neruda's best poems including body of woman, the light wraps you, the morning is full, almost out of the sky and here I love you. Over the years, these poems have become extremely popular and has sold more than a million copies. This book has been translated into many languages. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair stands as an essential collection that continues to inspire lovers and poets across the world.
About Pablo Neruda-Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet-diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. With his works translated into many languages, he is considered one of the most influential poets of the 20th century. Pablo Neruda was hospitalized with cancer at the time of the Chilean coup led by Augusto Pinochet. Three days after being hospitalized, he died of heart failure.