Menu
9780811227568 198

The Poems of Octavio Paz

Paperback

Octavio Paz (Author), Eliot Weinberger (Translator), Elizabeth Bishop (Translator), Paul Blackburn (Translator), Denise Levertov (Translator), Muriel Rukeyser (Translator), Charles Tomlinson (Translator)

Our Retail Price:£14.99

Add to Basket

Description

Now in paperback, the definitive, life-spanning, bilingual edition of the poems by the Nobel Prize laureate

The Poems of Octavio Paz is the first retrospective collection of Paz’s poetry to span his entire writing career from his first published poem, at age seventeen, to his magnificent last poem. This landmark bilingual edition contains many poems that have never been translated into English before, plus new translations based on Paz’s final revisions. Assiduously edited by Eliot Weinberger—who has been translating Paz for over forty years—The Poems of Octavio Paz also includes translations by the poet-luminaries Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Blackburn, Denise Levertov, Muriel Rukeyser, and Charles Tomlinson. Readers will also find Weinberger’s capsule biography of Paz, as well as notes on many poems in Paz’s own words, taken from various interviews he gave throughout his long and singular life. 

Reviews

“Readers will marvel at Paz’s variety: haiku-like miniatures; the tempestuous book-length poem ‘Sunstone’; fast-moving prose poems; abstract odes; extended descriptions of places in Mexico, India, Afghanistan, and Japan.” — Publishers Weekly

“The question of who or what writes a poem, which agency creates which pieces, even if none of the players is exactly automatic, takes us a long way into Paz’s work, handsomely represented in this new collection.” — Michael Wood, The London Review of Books

“The living conscience of his age.         ” — Mario Vargas Llosa

Also By: Octavio Paz View all by author...

  • 9780811226202 72

    Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei

    Eliot Weinberger, Octavio Paz

    Paperback, 2016

    A new expanded edition of the classic study of translation, finally back in print
  • 9780811215244 72

    Figures & Figurations

    Marie José Paz, Octavio Paz, Eliot Weinberger, Eliot Weinberger

    Hardcover, 2002

  • 9780811213493 72

    A Tale of Two Gardens

    Octavio Paz, Eliot Weinberger

    Paperback, 1997

    A Tale of Two Gardens collects the poetry from over 40 years of Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz's many and various commitments to India—as Mexican ambassador, student of Indian philosophy, and above...
  • 9780811211734 72

    The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987

    Octavio Paz, Eliot Weinberger, Eliot Weinberger, Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Blackburn, Lysander Kemp, Denise Levertov, John Frederick Nims, Charles Tomlinson

    Bilingual Edition, Paperback, 1991

    “Paz's poetry is a seismograph of our century’s turbulence, a crossroads where East meets West."—Publishers Weekly
  • Configurations: Poetry

    Octavio Paz

    Paperback, 1971

    Octavio Paz, the 1990 Nobel Laureate, has won distinction as an anthropologist, philosopher and critic of art and literature. But it is as a poet that he is most celebrated.

Also By: Eliot Weinberger View all by author...

  • 9780811226189 72

    The Ghosts of Birds

    Eliot Weinberger

    Paperback, 2016

    A new collection from “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times)
  • 9780811226202 72

    Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei

    Eliot Weinberger, Octavio Paz

    Paperback, 2016

    A new expanded edition of the classic study of translation, finally back in print
  • 9780811221849 72

    Poetry Pamphlets 1-12 (Boxed Set)

    Osama Alomar, Lydia Davis, Hilda Doolittle, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Forrest Gander, Oliverio Girondo, Susan Howe, Sylvia Legris, Bernadette Mayer, Dunya Mikhail, Alejandra Pizarnik, Nathaniel Tarn, Eliot Weinberger

    Paperback, 2015

    Collections 1-12 in New Directions' Poetry Pamphlet series
  • 9780811218832 72

    Everything and Nothing

    Jorge Luis Borges, Donald A. Yates, Donald A. Yates, James E. Irby, John M. Fein, Eliot Weinberger

    Paperback, 2010

    A pocket-sized Pearls edition of some of Borges’ best fictions and essays.
  • 9780811218481 72

    The Rose of Time: New and Selected Poems

    Bei Dao, Eliot Weinberger

    Bilingual Edition, Paperback, 2010

    A selection from the lifework of the internationally renowned poet Bei Dao, who is “like reading Chekhov or Turgenev reflected in a porcelain bowl” (The Times [London]).

Also By: Elizabeth Bishop View all by author...

  • 9780811211734 72

    The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987

    Octavio Paz, Eliot Weinberger, Eliot Weinberger, Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Blackburn, Lysander Kemp, Denise Levertov, John Frederick Nims, Charles Tomlinson

    Bilingual Edition, Paperback, 1991

    “Paz's poetry is a seismograph of our century’s turbulence, a crossroads where East meets West."—Publishers Weekly

Also By: Paul Blackburn View all by author...

  • 9780811211734 72

    The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987

    Octavio Paz, Eliot Weinberger, Eliot Weinberger, Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Blackburn, Lysander Kemp, Denise Levertov, John Frederick Nims, Charles Tomlinson

    Bilingual Edition, Paperback, 1991

    “Paz's poetry is a seismograph of our century’s turbulence, a crossroads where East meets West."—Publishers Weekly

Also By: Denise Levertov View all by author...

  • 9780811221733 72

    The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov

    Eavan Boland, Denise Levertov, Paul A. Lacey

    Hardcover, 2013

    The landmark collected work of one of the greatest poets of the 20th century
  • 9780811211734 72

    The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987

    Octavio Paz, Eliot Weinberger, Eliot Weinberger, Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Blackburn, Lysander Kemp, Denise Levertov, John Frederick Nims, Charles Tomlinson

    Bilingual Edition, Paperback, 1991

    “Paz's poetry is a seismograph of our century’s turbulence, a crossroads where East meets West."—Publishers Weekly

Also By: Muriel Rukeyser View all by author...

  • 9780811221061 72

    Elegies

    Muriel Rukeyser, Jan Heller Levi, Christoph Keller

    Paperback, 2013

    An elegant relaunch of Muriel Rukeyser’s Elegies, previously available only in a limited edition, celebrates the centennial of her birth

Also By: Charles Tomlinson View all by author...

  • 9780811211734 72

    The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987

    Octavio Paz, Eliot Weinberger, Eliot Weinberger, Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Blackburn, Lysander Kemp, Denise Levertov, John Frederick Nims, Charles Tomlinson

    Bilingual Edition, Paperback, 1991

    “Paz's poetry is a seismograph of our century’s turbulence, a crossroads where East meets West."—Publishers Weekly
  • 9780811209588 72

    Selected Poems

    William Carlos Williams, Charles Tomlinson

    Paperback, 1985

    With the publication of this book, Charles Tomlinson's edition of Williams's Selected Poems, New Directions has introduced a gathering larger and more comprehensive than the original 1963 edition....