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Paz, Octavio 1914-1998

Works: 1,975 works in 7,010 publications in 20 languages and 113,313 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Librettist, Editor, Other, Translator, Interviewee, Contributor, Compiler, Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Host, Honoree, Creator, Originator, Redactor, Commentator for written text, Dedicator, Artist, Narrator
Classifications: PQ7297.P285, 861
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Most widely held works about Octavio Paz
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Most widely held works by Octavio Paz
The labyrinth of solitude: life and thought in Mexico by Octavio Paz( Book )
372 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 6,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines Mexican character and culture, pre-Columbian societies, and relations between Mexico and the United States
Sor Juana, or, The traps of faith by Octavio Paz( Book )
123 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 2,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mexico's leading poet, essayist, and cultural critic writes of a Mexican poet of another time and another world, the world of seventeenth-century New Spain. His subject is the most striking figure in all of Spanish-American colonial literature and one of the great poets of her age. Just as Paz illuminates Sor Juana's life by placing it in its historical setting, so he situates her work in relation to the traditions that nurtured it. With critical authority he singles out the qualities that distinguish her work and mark her uniqueness as a poet. To Paz her writings, like her life, epitomize the struggle of the individual, and in particular the individual woman, for creative fulfillment and self-expression.--From publisher description
The bow and the lyre (El arco y la lira); the poem, the poetic revelation, poetry and history by Octavio Paz( Book )
155 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historisch en psychologisch essay over de poëzie
Children of the mire; modern poetry from Romanticism to the avant-garde by Octavio Paz( Book )
102 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uitwerking van een opstel uit de bundel "Zonnesteen" over het wezen van de moderne poëzie
Anthology of Mexican poetry by Octavio Paz( Book )
28 editions published between 1958 and 1985 in English and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections from the works of more than thirty Mexican poets, chosen to represent each historical period from 1521 to 1910. Translated by S. Beckett
My life with the wave by Catherine Cowan( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A child befriends a wave at the seashore and brings her home
Alternating current by Octavio Paz( Book )
16 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A key figure in the Latin American literary renaissance, Octavio Paz focuses here on literature and art, drugs, the murder of God, and ethical and political problems
Claude Lévi-Strauss; an introduction by Octavio Paz( Book )
61 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The other Mexico: critique of the pyramid by Octavio Paz( Book )
87 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conjunctions and disjunctions by Octavio Paz( Book )
48 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fascinated by the polarity of being, Paz has boldly attempted to write a ""history of man"". Unlike countless other histories that simply chronicle civilizations and cultures, Paz's work explores the human heart, the meaning of human nature, and the duality that exists within all beings
Marcel Duchamp, appearance stripped bare by Octavio Paz( Book )
70 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Octavio Paz claims in this essential work that the two painters who had the greatest influence on the twentieth century were Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp. If that conjunction surprises at first, Paz makes a convincing case with his analysis and by contrasting the two artists. "I have linked their two names," he writes, "because it seems to me that each of them has in his own way succeeded in defining our age: the former by what he affirms; the latter by what he negates, by his explorations." Considering Duchamp's career and writings from his scandalous Nude Descending a Staircase in 1913 to his subsequent investigations, from his Large Glass and kinetic art to the Readymades and "physiques amusantes" ("comic calculations"), Paz offers a highly personal assessment, exploring the apparent contradictions and seeming enigmas with the insight and lucidity that characterized all his writing. When this book was first published, Publishers Weekly called it an "extraordinary and indispensable book" and said: "Paz may have come closer to Duchamp's essence as a philosopher of spiritual freedom than any critic to date."
In praise of hands: contemporary crafts of the world by Octavio Paz( Book )
15 editions published in 1974 in English and French and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One earth, four or five worlds : reflections on contemporary history by Octavio Paz( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Convergences : essays on art and literature by Octavio Paz( Book )
29 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading and contemplation -- Seeing and using : art and craftsmanship -- At table and in bed -- Iniquitous symmetries -- The new analogy : poetry and technology -- The verbal contract -- Picasso : hand-to-hand combat with painting -- Literature and literalness -- Latin-American poetry -- A literature of convergences -- Quevedo, Heraclitus, and a handful of sonnets -- The tradition of the Haiku -- Blank thought -- Constellations : Breton and Mirao -- Two centuries of American painting (1776-1971) -- The tree of life
On poets and others by Octavio Paz( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Octavio Paz and his brilliant criticism on sixteen fellow poets
The siren & the seashell, and other essays on poets and poetry by Octavio Paz( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The other voice : essays on modern poetry by Octavio Paz( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on Mexican art by Octavio Paz( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains a collection of 14 essays by Mexican writer and poet Octavio Paz (1914-1998). Beginning with an analysis of Mesoamerican cosmology, these essays, written between 1960 and 1986 and illustrated with color plates, discuss topics such as Rufino Tamayo and other contemporary Mexican artists, realist photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo and "two remarkable women," the surrealist-influenced painters Frida Kahlo and Maria Izquierdo. He also compares pre-Columbian Totonac figurines to laughter in Baudelaire or contrasts the portraits of Mexican village artist Hermenegildo Bustos with Egyptian sarcophagi portraits associated with the cult of Isis and Osiris
Libertad bajo palabra; obra poética, 1935-1957 by Octavio Paz( Book )
57 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Book's back cover: Con el titulo Libertad bajo palabra, que define el sentido que da el autor al ejercicio de la poesia, se rune la obra poetrica de Octavio Paz, desde 1935 hasta 1957. En la poesia hispanoamericana de los ultimos lustros, Otavio Paz ocupa un sitio unico tanto por la fidelidad a la voccion como por el vigoroso leguaje con que suele crear su universo lrico. Nacido en 1914, desde joven empezo a escribir poemas, y muy pronto acrecento su prestigio hasta convertirse en uno de los poetas authenticamente originales de nuestra letras. Su verso, desbordado en imagenes cargadas de sigificacion, traduce una experiencia personal que, al relacionarse con la realidad del hombre y de los objetos, crea a su vez una nueva y asombrosa realidd. Tal es la mision de estos poemas. De ahi que no solo sean la confesion intima del escritor sino el conto del mundo y del tiempo nuestro. El amor, la muerte, el alborozo de los sintidos, la apreciacion del paisaje, la evocacion creadora del solitario, la vision de los objetos inanimados, el fluir del recuerdo, las contradadicciones sociales, la solidaridad con los demas, todo adquiere en su pluma un impulso lirico que es apremiante emocion, esperanzada replica ante la conciencia de la soledad y la percepcion del tiempo. Son temas que el poeta recoge de las literaturas de siempre, pero a los cuales sabe reconocer y revalorar desde puntos de vista hondamente poeticos. Pocas veces la poesia mexicana habia contado con un escritor que sumara, a la aventura de la imaginacion, semejante diversidad de asuntos. En Octavio Paz, con fervor y reflexion, se cumple de manera admirable esta coincidencia
The double flame : love and eroticism by Octavio Paz( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Double Flame, Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz explores the intimate connection between sex, eroticism, and love - themes that have been a constant in his writing, from his first published poems to the great works of his maturity. Beginning with Plato's Symposium, he gives a short history of love and eroticism in literature throughout the ages: from the influence of the great cities Alexandria and Rome on the development of love poetry, to courtly love in Heian Japan and twelfth-century France, to love in modern novels such as Madame Bovary and Ulysses. Rich in scope, The Double Flame examines everything from taboo to repression, Carnival to Lent, Sade to Freud, Original Sin to artificial intelligence."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Ao-kʻo-tʻa-wei-ao Pʻa-ssu 1914-1998
Lozano, Octavio Paz 1914-1998
Pʻa-ssu, Ao-kʻo-tʻa-wei-ao 1914-1998
Pas, Oktavio 1914-1998
Pasu, Okutabio 1914-1998
Paz Lozano, Octavio
Paz Lozano, Octavio 1914-1998
Paz, O. 1914-1998
Paz, O. (Octavio), 1914-1998
Paz, Octavio
Paz, Oktavio
Paz, Oktavio 1914-1998
Пас, Октавио 1914-1998
פאס, אוקטביו 1914-1998
פס, אוקטביו
أوكتافيو باث، 1914-1998
パス, O
パス, オクタビオ
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