Northern Stranger: A Book Of Poems

Northern Stranger: A Book Of Poems Description:

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Rating: 3.26 out of 5

The Conquest & Other Poems From Spanish America

The Conquest & Other Poems From Spanish America Description:

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Rating: 3.66 out of 5

The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings

The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings Description:

Octavio Paz has long been acknowledged as Mexico s foremost writer and critic In this international classic Paz has written one of the most enduring and powerful works ever created on Mexico and its people character and culture Compared to Ortega y Gasset s The Revolt of the Masses for its trenchant analysis this collection contains his most famous work The Labyrinth of Solitude a beautifully written and deeply felt discourse on Mexico s quest for identity that gives us an unequalled look at the country hidden behind the mask Also included are The Other Mexico Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude Mexico and the United States and The Philanthropic Ogre all of which develop the themes of the title essay and extend his penetrating commentary to the United States and Latin America

Rating: 3.44 out of 5

Aura

Aura Description:

Felipe Montero is employed in the house of an aged widow to edit her deceased husband s memoirs There Felipe meets her beautiful green eyed niece Aura His passion for Aura and his gradual discovery of the true relationship between the young woman and her aunt propel the story to its extraordinary conclusion

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

Selected Poems

Selected Poems Description:

Octavio Paz asserts Eliot Weinberger in his introduction to these Selected Poems is among the last of the modernists who drew their own maps of the world For Latin America s foremost living poet his native Mexico has been the center of a global mandala a cultural configuration that in his life and work he has traced to its furthest reaches to Spain as a young Marxist during the Civil War to San Francisco and New York in the early s to Paris as a surrealist in the postwar years to India and Japan in and to the East again as his country s ambassador to India from to and to various universities in the United States throughout the s A great synthesizer the rich diversity of Paz s thought is shown here in all its astonishing complexity Among the sixty seven selections in this volume a gathering in English of his most essential poems drawn from nearly fifty years work are Muriel Rukeyser s now classic version of Sun Stone and new translations by editor Weinberger of Blanco and Maithuna And since for Paz forever in motion there can be no such thing as a definitive text all the poems have been revised to conform to the poet s most recent changes in the original Spanish Besides those by Rukeyser and Weinberger the translations in the Selected Poems are by G Aroul Elizabeth Bishop Paul Blackburn Lysander Kemp Denise Levertov Mark Strand Charles Tomlinson William Carlos Williams and Monique Fong Wust

Rating: 3.73 out of 5

Pedro Páramo

Pedro Páramo Description:

Deserted villages of rural Mexico where images and memories of the past linger like unquiet ghosts haunted the imaginations of the author In one such village of the mind Comala he set his classic novel Pedro Paramo a dream like tale that intertwines a man s quest to find his lost father and reclaim his patrimony with the father s obsessive love for a woman who will not be possessed Susana San Juan

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico Description:

Until when this book was published for the first time the only organized testimony about the Conquest was the victorious chronicle of the Spaniards themselves a href https www goodreads com author show Miguel Le n Portilla title Miguel Le n Portilla rel nofollow Miguel Le n Portilla a had the incomparable success of organizing texts translated from Nahuatl by a href https www goodreads com author show ngel Mar a Garibay Kintana title ngel Mar a Garibay Kintana rel nofollow ngel Mar a Garibay Kintana a to give us the i The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico i Indigenous people of Tenochtitl n Tlatelolco Texcoco Chalco and Tlaxcala were formed about the struggle against the conquerors and the final ruin of the Aztec world br br An account of the omens that announced the disaster a description of Cortes progress a chronicle of the heroic battle of the ancient Mexicans in defense of their culture and of their own lives a civilization that was lost forever a great epic poem of the origins of Mexican nationality i The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico i is already a classic book and an indispensable reading work

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

The Time of the Hero

The Time of the Hero Description:

La ciudad y los perros no solamente es un ataque contra la crueldad ejercida a un grupo de j venes alumnos del Colegio Militar Leoncio Prado sino tambi n una cr tica frontal al concepto err neo de la virilidad de sus funciones y de las consecuencias de una educaci n castrense malentendida br br Aunada a la brutalidad propia de la vida militar a lo largo de las p ginas de esta extraordinaria novela la vehemencia y la pasi n de la juventud se desbocan hasta llegar a una furia una rabia y un fanatismo que anulan toda sensibilidad

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

The Labyrinth of Solitude

The Labyrinth of Solitude Description:

Recipient of the Neustadt Prize for Literature Mexican poet and essayist Octavio Paz is one of the world s foremost writers whose trenchant analysis of Mexican society and the United States Mexican relations has yet to be equalled This collection includes i The Labyrinth of Solitude Life and Thought in Mexico i his best known work which deftly probes Mexican character and culture i The Other Mexico i written in response to the government massacre of three hundred students in the Plaza of Tlatelolco in Mexico City traces what Paz calls the invisible history of Mexico Published in a book for the first time are the recent essays Mexico and the United States and The Philanthropic Ogre reflections on the Mexican government In Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude an interview with Claude Fell Paz takes a new look at his famous work br br alternate cover for ISBN X

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987 (Bilingual Edition)

The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987 (Bilingual Edition) Description:

p strong Paz s poetry is a seismograph of our century s turbulence a crossroads where East meets West em Publishers Weekly em strong p Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz is incontestably Latin America s foremost living poet em The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz em is a landmark bilingual gathering of all the poetry he has published in book form since the year of his premier long poem em Sunstone em em Piedra de Sol em here translated anew by Eliot Weinberger made its appearance This is followed by the complete texts of em Days and Occasions em em D as H biles em em Homage and Desecrations em em Homenaje y Profanaciones em em Salamander em em Salamandra em em Solo for Two Voices em em Solo a Dos Voces em em East Slope em em Ladera Este em em Toward the Beginning em em Hacza el Comienzo em em Blanco em em Topoems em em Topoemas em em Return em em Vuelta em em A Draft of Shadows em em Pasado en Claro em em Airborn em em Hijos del Aire em and Paz s most recent collection em A Tree Within em em rbol Adentro em br br With additional translations by Elizabeth Bishop Paul Blackburn Lysander Kemp Denise Levertov John Frederick Nims and Charles Tomlinson

Rating: 3.27 out of 5