10th out of 206 books — 52 voters
The Collected Poems, 1957-1987
tr Weinberger, w/Bishop, Blackburn, Levertov et al
Paperback, 688 pages
Published April 17th 1991 by New Directions Publishing Corporation
(first published 1383)
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My dad gave this to me in high school in hopes that i would be fluent in Spanish by the end. That didn't happen. but i'm curious to see if he has a point. I should find my copy and get crackin'. i'm sure that will delight numerous Spanish-speakers if i talk with them by reciting lines of Paz's poems. Dios mio! Ese gringa es loca!
Sep 03, 2009 Christopher Flynn rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: People who love language
I'm reading this in Spanish a little each night, out loud. The main point is to get better at pronouncing Spanish, move towards half fluency, but the poetry is a revelation. Someone like Paz shouldn't be a revelation, but I've never read his poetry. He plays with language in a way I never notice in Neruda, Borges and Garcia Lorca, the three Spanish-language poets I know the best.
A Fantastic Collection of Work. If anyone is a fan of Latin Culture, Eastern Philosophy, or Poetry, then you must read this. Take your time, eat slowly, and digest fully. It has both the Spanish original and the English translation. This is a must have in any library for great poetry, great quotes, and to just expand one's horizon. Wonderful -wonderful.
Me encanta! Un buen Poeta :) Great Spanish poet, he is the king of making words come alive that sound good together and they totally paint a picture of what he wants to tell us. I haven't read a lot of Spanish lit. lately and this is defenitely a classic collection. :) El Espanol es lindo!
Octavio Paz Lozano(March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998) was a Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1982 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature ("for impassioned writing with wide horizons, characterized by sensuous intelligence and humanistic integrity.")More about Octavio Paz...