This one is perhaps the most famous biography of Ruben Dario written in Central America. It deals with the poet's life and also has some evaluation of his work. It begins with Darío's birth at Metapa, the God-forgotten town of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, where he came to this world. The house still exists. Then Torres Rivas tells us about Darío's early display of his genius, by learning to read at the age of three and beginning to write poetry just a few years after that. We learn about Darío's difficulties with his father, who disowns him and pretends to be his uncle. Darío's life with his famous Tía Bernarda in a house in Leon, that still exists and has become a museum and archive (el Museo Archivo Rubén Darío). His early and even precocious loves with some schoolmate and also his becoming in love with his own cousin. His wanderings in Central America looking for some benefactor and his trip to Chile, and the printing of Azul, his famous first important book which became the Bible of modenists.Then his moving to Argentina and then to Spain, as a correspondent for el Diario La Nación. Once in Europe we know of his ramblings, his dealings with other poets, his drinking, his women, and his work as a journalist and small-time diplomat. All in all, an interesting book, which follows the poet's self-biography, but has incorporated many other sources.