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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