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Understanding Octavio Paz

Author: Jose Quiroga
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1999.
Series: Understanding modern European and Latin American literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this comprehensive examination of the work of one of the major poets of this century - winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature and undoubtedly Mexico's most important literary and cultural figure - Jose Quiroga presents a timely analysis of Octavio Paz's writings in light of recent works by and about him. Combining broad erudition with scholarly attention to detail, Quiroga views Paz's work as an open  Read more...
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Named Person: Octavio Paz; Octavio Paz
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jose Quiroga
ISBN: 1570032637 9781570032639
OCLC Number: 39442370
Description: xii, 194 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Note translations and citations --
Chronology --
Abbreviations --
Overview --
Libertad bajo palabra --
The labyrinth of solitude --
Poetics: The bow and the lyre, Children of the mire --
A poetics of east and west --
Blanco: a poetics of space --
Vuelta, A draft of shadows, A tree within --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Understanding modern European and Latin American literature.
Responsibility: Jose Quiroga.

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This text provides a thorough reading of Octavio Paz's poetry, essays and autobiographical works within their historical, political and aesthetic contexts. Jose Quiroga begins with a broad outline of  Read more...

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