"Some of the descriptions of places--India, China, Mexico especially--are brilliant, but it is Chile that emerges most clearly with lights and shadows."
--Selden Rodman, National Review
What a poet, what a life.
A lover of nature, countries, women, and, of course, words, Pablo Neruda's "Memoirs" is a brilliant account of a single, unbelievable life on this... Read more
I have always loved the poetry of Neruda so it was wonderful to learn more about his life. His memoirs made me love his poetry even morePublished 10 months ago by Allyb
This is a magnificent and fascinating book. I want to re-read several of the authors/friends he discusses (e.g., Rafael Alberti). Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sally J. Andrade
I was introduced to this work by reading an excerpt from it in a poetry class. I bought it, and found it inspiring, rich, unforgettable. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Cathy Sky
Neruda's writing is fascinating as well as poetic. He invites you into his life of hardships and loves while overcoming themPublished 19 months ago by Arthur H. Ziegler
Beautifully written memoir by Neruda.
Sometimes self-aggrandizing, but what an incredible life!
One of my favorite autobiography.
Poetic of course.