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The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987 (Bilingual Edition) (edition 1991)
by Octavio Paz, Eliot Weinberger (Editor), Eliot Weinberger (Translator), Elizabeth Bishop (Translator), Paul Blackburn (Translator), Lysander Kemp (Translator), Denise Levertov (Translator), John Frederick Nims (Translator), Charles Tomlinson (Translator)
The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957–1987 by Octavio Paz
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“Paz's poetry is a seismograph of our century’s turbulence, a crossroads where East meets West."—Publishers WeeklyNobel Laureate Octavio Paz is incontestably Latin America's foremost living poet. The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz is a landmark bilingual gathering of all the poetry he has published in book form since 1952, the year of his premier long poem, Sunstone (Piedra de Sol)—here translated anew by Eliot Weinberger—made its appearance. This is followed by the complete texts of Days and Occasions (Días Hábiles), Homage and Desecrations (Homenaje y Profanaciones), Salamander (Salamandra), Solo for Two Voices (Solo a Dos Voces), East Slope (Ladera Este), Toward the Beginning (Hacza el Comienzo), Blanco, Topoems (Topoemas), Return (Vuelta), A Draft of Shadows (Pasado en Claro), Airborn (Hijos del Aire), and Paz's most recent collection, A Tree Within (Árbol Adentro).
With additional translations by Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Blackburn, Lysander Kemp, Denise Levertov, John Frederick Nims, and Charles Tomlinson.
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Poems, in both English translation and the original Spanish, deal with fate, nature, language, intimacy, love, friendship, and the senses. This landmark bilingual edition gathers all the poetry the 1990 Nobel Laureate has published in book form since 1957, the year his long poem Sunstone, here translated anew, made its first appearance. Included are the complete texts of Days and Occasions, Solo for Two Voices, A Drift of Shadows, East Slope, Toward the Beginning, and more; plus Paz's most recent collection, A Tree Within.
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