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Octavio Paz
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Renga, A Chain of Poems

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Hardcover, 95 pages
Published 1971 by George Brazilier
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Nov 19, 2007 rated it it was ok
Although compiled almost 40 years ago, an interesting collaborative exercise. As Claude Roy says in the introduction, "Poets are like trees. They are all united by their roots in the earth and branches in the sky. How hard it is to get to a level of WE. The dicter of ich, le jeu du je, the eye of I." The poet is "nobody" and "self" all at the same time; the object of Renga is to move from the heart of things to one's own heart. Imagine four different personalities, nationalities, languages, unle ...more
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This chain of poems, written in four languages, doesn’t feature the renga form, despite its title. It features the sonnet, which is called, in one of the four introductions penned for this book, "western renga,” because almost all 27 sonnets are collaboratively written.

This is 1969. Poets Jacques Roubaud, Edoardo Sanguineti, Octavio Paz, Charles Tomlinson have gathered in the basement of a Paris hotel for five days. They have agreed to undertake a collaborative writing procedure that it seems w
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Octavio Paz Lozano 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

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