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Mexican Poetry

The renowned Mexican poet and critic Octavio Paz assembled this important anthology the first of its kind in English translation with a keen sense of what is both representative and universal in Mexican poetry His informative introduction places the thirty five selected poets within a literary and historical context that spans four centuries 1521 1910 This accomplished translat. In the novel Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli the young upstart author character buys an anthology of Mexican poetry compiled by Octavio Paz When she reads it absent mindlessly mind you she finds it boring and goes on to add that she suspects Paz of selecting friends or reputation influencing poets in nepotistic fashion to populate his anthology I had recently finished Luiselli s lovely novel when I happened upon this volume of Mexican poetry selected by Paz at a used bookstore It was only a few weeks on a new job as a delivery driver a job that takes me across multiple states in bite sized solitude in my delivery van and I had been briefly exploring each destination to mentally organize my days by which restaurants scenic vistas and most importantly which used bookstores I could stop at to relax and keep saneI d like to believe that this is the same anthology Luiselli mentions though I am dubious as this anthology covers several centuries of Mexican poets Either way I found this anthology to be as Luiselli s character states rather boring Perhaps it is on no fault of the poets or their translator I was also rather excited about reading translations by Samuel Beckett but on my own unwitting desire to perpetuate the myth and bring the readings I held dear into fruition This sort of thing would feel at home in a Luiselli or Vila Matas novel and that brings me some warmth I can smile upon Finding this book was a much needed tingle of euphoria the sort Alice would feel finding the hole leading to Wonderland it s not the escape from her world into another but that a physical link between the two does exist This is the sort of life preserver we sometimes need to be thrown in the sea of a long weekPaz does not include any of his own poems and it was nice to be introduced to a large collection of poets previously unfamiliar to me Alfonso Reyes was the only name I had recognized in the table of contents I am however slightly disappointed that the back cover of my 1985 edition hypes the inclusion of a certain poet who is not actually printed in the book What a tease35There is a note before the title page worth considering It mentions this anthology was a collaboration between the Mexican government and Unesco and that Unesco asked Professor CM Bowra to introduce this book to the English speaking public and M Paul Claudel to perform a similar service for French readers Their essays should not be considered as prefaces or introductions in the usual sense They are intended rather to emphasize the essential solidarity of creative artists in different nations languages centuries and latitudes and to point out the fundamental identity of emotions to which the genius of the poet can give a form at once lasting and beautiful

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E one of Spain’s great playwrights; and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 1651 1695 the beautiful nun whose passionate lyric poetry written within her convent’s walls has made her three hundred years later a proto feminist literary heroineThis is a major collection of Mexican poetry from its beginnings until the modern period compiled and translated by two giants of world literatu. I have heard bad things about this book Paz was not allowed to use any of his contemporaries and Beckett made the iron clad decisions on who to keep but its still a good rereview of poets here

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Ion is the work of the young Samuel Beckett just out of Trinity College who had been awarded a grant by UNESCO to collaborate with Paz on the projectNotable among the writers who appear in this anthology are Bernardo de Balbuena 1561 1627 a master of the baroue period who celebrated the exuberant atmosphere and wealth of the New World; Juan Ruíz de Alarcón 1581 1639 who becam. Six Stars I really enjoyed this collection of poetry Introduced me to possibly few of my new favorite poets that I will need to explore Lots of dog eared pages


About the Author: Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz Lozano was a Mexican writer poet and diplomat and the winner of the 1982 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature for impassioned writing with wide horizons characterized by sensuous intelligence and humanistic integrity



4 thoughts on “Mexican Poetry

  1. says:

    In the novel Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli the young upstart author character buys an anthology of Mexican poetry compiled by Octavio Paz When she reads it—absent mindlessly mind you—she finds it 'boring' and goes on to add that she suspects Paz of selecting friends or reputation influencing poets in nepotistic fashion to populat

  2. says:

    Six Stars I really enjoyed this collection of poetry Introduced me to possibly few of my new favorite poets tha

  3. says:

    I have heard bad things about this book Paz was not allowed to use any of his contemporaries and Beckett made the iron clad decisions on who to keep but its still a good rereview of poets here

  4. says:

    The young Beckett translated these poems It is a shame that this anthology is not well known or read The selection by Octavio Paz is uite good Also Beckett's translations render the themes that he will work until 'Nohow On' I’m familiar to some of these poems in the original Spanish Somehow Beckett avoid the romantici

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