The Siren and the Seashell (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
196
Utgivningsdatum
1991-03-01
Förlag
University of Texas Press
Översättare
Lysander Kemp, Margaret Sayers Peden
Medarbetare
Moser, Barry (ill.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
Barry Moser
ISBN
9780292776524
The Siren and the Seashell (häftad)

The Siren and the Seashell

And Other Essays on Poets and Poetry

Häftad Engelska, 1991-03-01
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Octavio Paz has long been known for his brilliant essays as well as for his poetry. Through the essays, he has sought to confront the tensions inherent in the conflict between art and society and to achieve a unity of their polarities. The Siren and the Seashell is a collection of Paz's essays, focusing on individual poets and on poetry in general. The first five poets he treats are Latin American: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Ruben Dario, Jose Juan Tablada, Ramon Lopez Velarde, and Alfonso Reyes. Then there are essays on Robert Frost, e. e. cummings, Saint-John Perse, Antonio Machado, and Jorge Guillen. Finally, there are Paz's reflections on the poetry of solitude and communion and the literature of Latin America. Each essay is more than Paz's impressions of one person or issue; each is the occasion for a wider discussion of cultural, historical, psychological, and philosophical themes. The essays were selected from Paz's writing between 1942 and 1965 and provide an overview of the development of his thinking and an exploration of the ideas central in his works.
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"Octavio Paz is a living incarnation of those tensions in modern poetry between human commitment and aesthetic concern, a dialectic that is fundamental to the art of all nations. And his poetics is important, for it places the poet at the heart of modern life, singing his solitary song in company with the massed voices of human solitude. In his view, the poet does not speak the language of society but turns away from it, gaining strength in exile." * Hudson Review *

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Margaret Sayers Peden is a distinguished critic and translator of Latin American literature.

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Editor's Note I. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Ruben Dario, Jose Juan Tablada, Ramon Lopez Velarde, Alfonso Reyes Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz The Siren and the Seashell Jose Juan Tablada The Road of Passion The Rider of the Air II. Robert Frost, E. E. Cummings, Saint-John Perse, Antonio Machado, Jorge Guillen Visit to a Poet E. E. Cummings A Modern Hymn Antonio Machado Jorge Guillen III. Poetry of Solitude and Poetry of Communion and A Literature of Foundations Poetry of Solitude and Poetry of Communion A Literature of Foundations Index