Understanding Octavio Paz

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Univ of South Carolina Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 194 pages
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In this comprehensive examination of the work of Octavio Paz - winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature and Mexico's important literary and cultural figure - Jose Quiroga presents an analysis of Paz's writings in light of works by and about him. Combining broad erudition with scholarly attention to detail, Quiroga views Paz's work as an open narrative that explores the relationships between the poet, his readers and his time.
 

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Contents

Overview
1
Libertad bajo palabra
10
The Labyrinth of Solitude
57
The Bow and the Lyre Children of the Mire
88
A Poetics of East and West
114
A Poetics of Space
135
Vuelta A Draft of Shadows A Tree Within
155
Chapters Conclusion
177
Notes
181
Selected Bibliography
185
Index
189
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Jose Quiroga isProfessor of Spanish at The George Washington University andauthor of Understanding Octavio Paz.

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