The Poetry of Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz, a giant of world literature and a leading exponent of the Latin American tradition in poetry and letters, is much more than a writer. Like many Latin American intellectuals, he has developed a very strong presence in diplomatic, political, and cultural circles, serving among other things as ambassador and as a magazine editor. Paz's articles and essays on Mexican reality represent a high blending of science and art. Enrico Mario Santi, professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at Georgetown University, analyzes the special gifts of a talented man.

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