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Octavio Paz (1914–1998)

Author of The Labyrinth of Solitude

357+ Works 8,542 Members 130 Reviews 28 Favorited

About the Author

Octavio Paz was born in Mexico City, Mexico on March 31, 1914. In 1938, he became one of the founders of the journal, Taller. In 1943, he travelled to the United States on a Guggenheim Fellowship where he became immersed in Anglo-American Modernist poetry. He entered the Mexican diplomatic service show more in 1945 and was sent to France then India. In 1968, he resigned from the diplomatic service in protest against the government's suppression of the student demonstrations during the Olympic Games in Mexico. He was a poet and an essayist. His works include The Labyrinth of Solitude, The Grammarian Monkey, East Slope, and The Other Mexico. He received numerous awards including the Cervantes award in 1981, the American Neustadt Prize in 1982, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1990. He also worked as an editor and publisher. He founded two magazines dedicated to the arts and politics: Plural and Vuelta. He died of cancer on April 19, 1998. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Octavio Paz

The Labyrinth of Solitude (1950) 919 copies, 10 reviews
The Double Flame: Love and Eroticism (1993) 392 copies, 5 reviews
Sor Juana: Or, the Traps of Faith (1982) 372 copies, 9 reviews
In Light of India (1995) 331 copies, 4 reviews
Selected Poems (1984) 191 copies, 1 review
19 Ways of Looking at Wang Wei: How a Chinese Poem is Translated (1987) — Translator — 189 copies, 7 reviews
Marcel Duchamp: Appearance Stripped Bare (1970) 184 copies, 1 review
The Monkey Grammarian (1972) 183 copies, 2 reviews
Libertad bajo palabra (1971) 177 copies, 1 review
Alternating Current (1967) 138 copies
Sunstone (1957) 133 copies, 1 review
Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries (1990) — Introduction — 125 copies
A Tree Within (1987) 124 copies, 2 reviews
Eagle or Sun (1951) 124 copies, 4 reviews
Mexican Poetry: An Anthology (1958) — Editor — 107 copies
Configurations (1971) 102 copies
A Draft of Shadows (1978) 100 copies, 1 review
Conjunctions and Disjunctions (1969) 90 copies, 1 review
On Poets and Others (1986) 89 copies, 1 review
Tiempo nublado (1983) 79 copies
Itinerary: An Intellectual Journey (1993) 76 copies, 3 reviews
Octavio Paz: Early Poems, 1935-1955 (1973) 75 copies, 1 review
Essays on Mexican Art (1987) 73 copies
The Poems of Octavio Paz (2012) 70 copies
An Erotic Beyond: Sade (1998) 65 copies, 1 review
Las peras del olmo (1974) 59 copies, 2 reviews
A Tale of Two Gardens (1997) 41 copies
Rufino Tamayo (1982) 37 copies
La Estacion Violenta (1958) 34 copies, 1 review
Signos em Rotação (1971) 34 copies
Renga: A Chain of Poems (1971) 29 copies, 1 review
Posdata (1970) 29 copies
Figures & Figurations (1999) 29 copies
Pequeña crónica de grandes días (1990) 21 copies, 2 reviews
New Poetry of Mexico (1970) 20 copies
Versiones y diversiones (1973) 20 copies
Suche nach einer Mitte (1980) 19 copies
Cuadrivio (1972) 18 copies
Puertas al campo (1972) 16 copies
Airborn (1981) 16 copies
Varje dags eld och andra dikter (1985) 14 copies, 1 review
East Slope (1901) 14 copies
Sombras De Obras (1983) 14 copies
Return (1976) 14 copies
Vid världens strand (1990) 13 copies
Hombres En Su Siglo (1990) 12 copies
Obra Poetica 1 (1994) 11 copies, 1 review
Obra poética (1935-1988) (1990) 11 copies
In/Mediaciones (1979) 11 copies
Essays (1984) 10 copies
Poemas (1935-1975) (1979) 10 copies
Sueño en libertad (2001) 10 copies
Instante y revelación (1982) 10 copies
Octavio Paz (1990) 9 copies, 1 review
Gedichte (1984) 9 copies
Obras completas (2001) 9 copies
Het vuur van iedere dag (1986) 8 copies
Los signos en rotación (1974) 8 copies
Antologia Poética (1985) 8 copies, 1 review
Al paso (1980) 8 copies
20 poesie 7 copies
Solo for Two Voices (1999) 7 copies, 1 review
Obras Completas (Letras Mexicanas) (2003) 7 copies, 1 review
Transblanco (1986) 7 copies
Crónica trunca de días excepcionales (2007) 6 copies, 1 review
Miscelánea II - Obras Completas XIV (2001) 6 copies, 1 review
Das fünfarmige Delta (1998) 6 copies
Cartas a Tomas Segovia (2008) 6 copies, 1 review
Passione e lettura (1990) 5 copies
Three Poems (1987) 5 copies
La Rama (1991) 5 copies
Salamander (1984) 5 copies
Manuel Alvarez Bravo (1985) — Author — 5 copies
Œuvres poétiques (2008) 4 copies
One Word to the Other (1992) 4 copies
Cartas cruzadas (2005) 4 copies
Blanco (1995) 4 copies
Valerio Adami (1996) 4 copies
Mise au net 3 copies
Kotka vai aurinko (1996) 3 copies
Selected Poems of Octavio Paz (1963) 3 copies, 1 review
El árbol habla: Octavio Paz para niños (2013) 3 copies, 1 review
Ruhtinas ja narri (1988) 3 copies
Suuri lasi (1991) 3 copies
Till klarhet (1982) 3 copies
THE CRAFTS OF MÉXICO (2010) 3 copies
O Ramo o Vento (2012) 3 copies
Sight and Touch (1994) 3 copies
Avantgardens solnedgang (1993) 3 copies
Imago 3 copies
Octavio Paz, 1990 (1993) 2 copies
La voz de Octavio Paz (2014) 2 copies
Versant est 2 copies
Gerzso (1984) 2 copies
Remedios Varo 2 copies
Den voldsomme årstid (1986) 2 copies
PAISAJE DE ECOS VOLUMEN I (2015) 2 copies
Cuenta y canta la higuera (2014) 2 copies
Courant alternatif (1972) 2 copies
L'Arbre parle (1990) 2 copies
Itinerario crítico (2014) 2 copies
Viento entero (2014) 2 copies
Juan Uslé : Desplazado (2011) 2 copies
El mono gramático (2016) 2 copies
Obras completas (1994) 1 copy
Fuego de Cada Dia, El (1994) 1 copy
Cifte Alev 1 copy
Sooryasila (1991) 1 copy
Saltomortalens time (1991) 1 copy
Semillas para un himno 1 copy, 1 review
Chillida (1980) 1 copy
Pták vteřiny (1991) 1 copy
EN ESTO VER AQUELLO (2014) 1 copy
Topoemas 1 copy
Lukovi 1 copy
The New Analogy (1972) 1 copy

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 936 copies, 7 reviews
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contributor — 452 copies, 1 review
The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry (1996) — Contributor — 313 copies
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contributor — 202 copies, 1 review
My Life with the Wave (1997) — Author — 183 copies, 6 reviews
The Eye of the Heart: Short Stories from Latin America (1973) — Contributor — 156 copies, 2 reviews
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Contributor — 113 copies, 1 review
Goddess of the Americas (1996) — Contributor — 102 copies, 1 review
A Sor Juana Anthology (1988) — Foreword — 96 copies, 1 review
Surrealist Love Poems (2001) — Contributor — 96 copies, 1 review
A Centenary Pessoa (1995) — Introduction — 66 copies
The Dedalus Book of Surrealism, I: The Identity of Things (1656) — Contributor — 60 copies
Treasures of Mexico from the Mexican national museums (1978) — Introduction — 59 copies
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Contributor — 59 copies
Huellas de las literaturas hispanoamericanas (1996) — Contributor — 51 copies, 1 review
Baja California and the Geography of Hope (1967) — Contributor — 50 copies, 2 reviews
Diana's Tree (1962) — Introduction — 32 copies, 1 review
The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry (2008) — Contributor — 25 copies
One World of Literature (1992) — Contributor — 24 copies
Sunlight on the River: Poems About Paintings, Paintings About Poems (2015) — Contributor — 10 copies, 2 reviews
Random Stories (1990) — Introduction, some editions — 10 copies
TriQuarterly 13/14, Fall/Winter 1968/69 (1969) — Contributor — 3 copies
Mexiko erzählt 16 Erzählungen (1992) — Contributor — 3 copies
Montemora No. 1 — Contributor — 2 copies
New Voices of Hispanic America: An Anthology — Contributor — 2 copies
Antaeus No. 29, Spring 1978 — Contributor — 2 copies
Manpareka Kehi Kavita (2001) — Contributor — 1 copy
Biblioteca de Mexico, no. 75 — Contributor — 1 copy
ラテンアメリカ五人集 (2011) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Exhibition of Mexican art and history, preColumbian to 20th century, at MET
 
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Docent-MFAStPete | May 27, 2024 |
 
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AnkaraLibrary | 1 other review | Feb 29, 2024 |
Una forma muy amena de acercarnos al autor; las ilustraciones realizadas por niños (y en sí mismas llenas de poesía) son sin duda el elemento clave de este libro, pues nos da cuenta de la forma en la que Paz ha impactado y sigue impactando a generaciones de lectores.
 
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uvejota | Jul 26, 2023 |
An extremely interesting look at poetry, translation, culture, and implication. I think it would’ve been interesting to have a conclusion at the end wherein the essayist takes a holistic look at the interpretations. He does draw comparison here and there between the different translations, but a final portion comparing what he deems the best and most lacking translations would’ve been a nice end.
 
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