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Paz, Octavio (Translated by Michael Schmidt). OCTAVIO PAZ: ON POETS AND OTHERS. New York City, NY: Seaver Books, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 219 pages. As New/As New.

Landmark collection of the author's literary essays. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Writings of the great Mexican poet and essayist from the past three decades: Acute and penetrating critical pieces on Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams as well as such great figures as Luis Bunuel, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Andre Breton. "Each chapter is an adventure of the mind" (Publisher's blurb). The Renaissance Man of Mexican literature, Paz was considered its greatest poet as early as the 1950's. Paz became a world figure with his elegiac study of Mexico, "The Labyrinth of Solitude", still the single best book on his beloved country. Paz was also a statesman who served in the Mexican government's diplomatic service. The author of more than 30 books, he is regarded as a hero in all of Latin America, despite - perhaps, because of - the fact that he resigned as Ambassador to India when Mexican police opened fire on a group of protesting students. Paz spent much of the rest of his life writing and teaching at Harvard and other universities in the United States and Europe. A "must-have" title for Octavio Paz collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First English-language Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER OCTAVIO PAZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0805000038. $30.00

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