On Poets and Others
by Michael Schmidt and Octavio Paz


Overview - 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 Bu uel to Alexander Solzhenitsyn; and from Charles Baudelaire to Jean-Paul Sartre, Andr Breton, and Henri Michaux.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 Bu uel to Alexander Solzhenitsyn; and from Charles Baudelaire to Jean-Paul Sartre, Andr Breton, and Henri Michaux.

Paz writes, "I believe that a writer's attitude to language should be that of a lover: fidelity and, at the same time, a lack of respect for the beloved object. Veneration and transgression." When this original thinker meets these writers, each essay is an adventure of the mind.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781628723748
  • ISBN-10: 1628723742
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 219
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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