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Paz, Octavio 1914-1998

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Works: 2,128 works in 7,939 publications in 21 languages and 117,344 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Poetry  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Novels 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Librettist, Editor, Other, Translator, Contributor, Interviewee, zxx, Compiler, Lyricist, Honoree, Creator, Host, Author of screenplay, Collaborator, Originator, Narrator, Dedicator, Redactor, Artist
Classifications: PQ7297.P285, 861
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The labyrinth of solitude: life and thought in Mexico by Octavio Paz( Book )

439 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 6,270 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 )

142 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,772 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 )

180 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisch en psychologisch essay over de poëzie
Alternating current by Octavio Paz( Book )

110 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,190 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
Children of the mire; modern poetry from Romanticism to the avant-garde by Octavio Paz( Book )

110 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uitwerking van een opstel uit de bundel "Zonnesteen" over het wezen van de moderne poëzie
One earth, four or five worlds : reflections on contemporary history by Octavio Paz( Book )

74 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over ontwikkelingen in de wereldgeschiedenis in de twintigste eeuw, met name in de buitenlandse politiek van de supermachten
Anthology of Mexican poetry by Octavio Paz( Book )

27 editions published between 1958 and 1985 in English and held by 1,635 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
The monkey grammarian by Octavio Paz( Book )

94 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hanuman, the red-faced monkey chief and ninth grammarian of Hindu mythology, is the protagonist of this dazzling prose poem--a mind-journey to the temple city of Galta in India and the occation for Octavio Paz, the celebrated Mexican poet and essayist, to explore the nature of naming and knowing, time and reality, and fixity and decay."--Publisher description
My life with the wave by Catherine Cowan( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child befriends a wave at the seashore and brings her home
The double flame : love and eroticism by Octavio Paz( Book )

101 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,506 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
Claude Lévi-Strauss; an introduction by Octavio Paz( Book )

72 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other Mexico : critique of the pyramid by Octavio Paz( Book )

98 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Duchamp, appearance stripped bare by Octavio Paz( Book )

57 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,285 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."
Conjunctions and disjunctions by Octavio Paz( Book )

64 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,252 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
In praise of hands: contemporary crafts of the world by Octavio Paz( Book )

18 editions published in 1974 in English and French and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libertad bajo palabra; obra poética, 1935-1957 by Octavio Paz( Book )

136 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,158 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
Convergences : essays on art and literature by Octavio Paz( Book )

33 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,073 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
The other voice : essays on modern poetry by Octavio Paz( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by Octavio Paz on poetry and its place in our day. These essays are a continuation of the final part of Los hijos del limo (Children of the mire). They deal with the twilight of the avant- garde and the place of poetry in the contemporary period
The siren & the seashell, and other essays on poets and poetry by Octavio Paz( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On poets and others by Octavio Paz( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nobel Prize?winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of poets and writers, both American and international, from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to William Carlos Williams; from Fyodor Dostoevsky to Luis Buñuel to Alexander Solzhenitsyn; and from Charles Baudelaire to Jean-Paul Sartre, André Breton, and Henri Michaux. Paz writes,?I believe that a writer's attitude to language should be that of a
 
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The labyrinth of solitude: life and thought in Mexico
Alternative Names
Ao-kʻo-tʻa-wei-ao Pʻa-ssu 1914-1998

Lozano, Octavio Paz 1914-1998

Octavio Paz diplomatico, poeta e scrittore messicano

Octavio Paz Mehikano, mannaniw, ken diplomatiko

Octavio Paz meksykański poeta, dziennikarz, krytyk i eseista, noblista

Octavio Paz Mexicaans schrijver

Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literatue

Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature

Octavio Paz mexick bsnik, esejista, diplomat

Octavio Paz mexikanischer Schriftsteller, Diplomat und Nobelpreistrger

Octavio Paz pote, essayiste et diplomate mexicain

Octavius Paz

Oktavio Pas

Oktavio Pass

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

Paz y Lozano, Octavio Irineo, 1914-1998

Οκτάβιο Πας

Актавіё Пас

Актавіо Пас

Октавио Паз

Октавио Пас

Октавіо Пас

Пас, Октавио

Пас, Октавио 1914-1998

Օկտավիո Պաս

אוקטביו פס

פאס, אוקטביו 1914-1998

פס, אוקטביו

أكتافيو باث

أوكتافيو باث، 1914-1998

اوکٹاویو پاز

اکتاویو پاز

آکٹیویو پاز

ئۆکتاڤیۆ پاس

ऑक्टाव्हियो पाझ

ओक्टावियो पाज़

অক্টাৱিয়' পাছ

ওক্তাবিও পাজ

ਓਕਤਾਵੀਓ ਪਾਜ਼

ഒക്ടാവിയോ പാസ് Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literatue

옥타비오 파스

オクタビオ・パス

パス, O

パス, オクタビオ

奥克塔维奥帕斯

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Sor Juana, or, The traps of faithThe bow and the lyre (El arco y la lira); the poem, the poetic revelation, poetry and historyAlternating currentChildren of the mire; modern poetry from Romanticism to the avant-gardeOne earth, four or five worlds : reflections on contemporary historyThe monkey grammarianMy life with the waveThe double flame : love and eroticism