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On Poets and Others

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Octavio Paz and his brilliant criticism on sixteen fellow poets.
Hardcover, 219 pages
Published December 1st 1986 by Seaver Books
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Satish Bagal
Although poetry is not my forte and and have always been wary of my own capabilities of even writing on poets and poetry I have always found myself making Octavio Paz an exception. I have, therefore, written a longish review of "On Poets and Others" as a blog on my blog-post.

I am giving below a link to my blog that speaks on Octavio Paz and his "On Poets and Others".

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Ash Ponders
Paz's mind is keener than so many. Keener, likely, than mine. Many times I was reduced to diagramming his statements, for a hint at his underlying meaning. Don't expect this to be an easy read, but except that if you put in the work, it will be an edifying read.
Tammy Marie Jacintho
A must read for anyone who wants to know the intimate details of a brilliant mind. These essays on Frost, Whitman, Williams, Sartre and so many others, extend the literature. I fell in love with Paz from page one and that admiration only deepened.
mano manoj

pure....sheer....poetry in prose

writers should read this on the art of writing.....
Good traslate. I read the same voice like spanish. The Novel prize is in home again.
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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.")
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