Pablo Neruda, poemas ilustrados. Alturas de Macchu Picchu
In the torrential poetry of Pablo Neruda, which comprises an oeuvre of over 40 books, we find many sublime poems that may be read as independent works. This is the case of Alturas de Machu Picchu, the second section of Canto general (1950), in which the poet sings a tribute to the extraordinary mountains that form the backdrop to the famed Incan city, and acknowledges the anonymous greatness of those who built it. In these verses Neruda brought these people back to life and gave them the recognition they deserved in the annals of Latin American history.