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An Introduction to Octavio Paz
An Introduction to Octavio Paz

An Introduction to Octavio Paz


160 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: August 2018

ISBN 9781771611503

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Mosaic Press (Aug 2018)


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An Introduction to Octavio Paz is a valuable and concise primer to the ideas of the world renowned Mexican writer and Nobel Prize winner. Written and edited by Alberto Ruy Sánchez, a well-respected writer whom Paz considered one of Mexico's best essayists, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the vast literary, intellectual, and poetic legacy of Mexico's greatest writer. Paz thought of poetry as revelatory creation and activity, and Ruy Sánchez takes this idea as a guide for his book, as he unravels Paz's complex life and huge bibliography. For every reader who wants to look deep into the literary labyrinth of Mexico's emblematic writer, this proves an indispensable handbook.


"With no aspirations to be a totalizing work, but rather; as indicated by its title, an introduction (and not 'the' introduction) [it] certainly archives its aim to approach the life, work, and thinking of the poet." —Sergio Tellez-Pon

Author Biography

Alberto Ruy Sánchez is an award winning writer of essays, novels, poetry, and short stories. Ruy Sánchez studied with Barthes, Deleuze, and Rancière, and in 2005 he received the Grand Order of National Merit for authors. In 2006, he received the Juan Pablos Award, and in 2012, the St. Petersburg Lee Prize. For this book, Ruy Sánchez was awarded the Jose Fuentes Mares Prize for Literature and recognized as a Fellow of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.