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To ask other readers questions about A Tree Withinplease adengro up. Lists with This Book. Jan 11, Paul rated it really liked it. Paz can get very repetitive with his imagery, and his contradictory diction can be off-putting, but his best poemslike “Quartet”, “Before adsntro Beginning”, and “I speak of the City” are truly outstanding and use a palette of a few striking images in evocative ways.
The translations by Elizabeth Bishop are very good, but Weinberger does a very good job rendering the cadence as best he can. Aug 12, Teli rated it it was amazing. It’s so wildly familiar. Apr 06, Colin Flanigan rated it it was amazing.
This book can not just be read, but reread. This Nobel prize winning poet engaged in the world and did not sit on the sidelines. He was a member of the Mexican Diplomatic Service until the Tlatelolco massacre of, by some counts, up to students by the Mexican Government.
He quit and formed a magazine critical of the government called Vuelta. He also was an early proponent of Sor Juana.
This book stands up to continuous scrutiny with his surrealism making symbols that paint his personal an This book can not just be read, but reread. This book stands up to continuous scrutiny with his surrealism making symbols that paint his personal and political struggles.
His long and lyrical, “I Speak of the City”, can come across as both a laundry list of immense images and a meditation on how cities unite, divide and define us.
I speak of the forest of stone, the desert of prophets, the ant-heap of souls, the congregation of tribes, the house of mirrors, the labyrinth of echoes,” He has some hommages to other poets like Basho, Alberto Lacerdo and to other poems. His, “Homage and desecrations” is a self described sonnet of sonnets!
He goes heavy political with “Although it is Night”, taking on the romantic communism of his fellow poets with the repressive reality of Solzhenitsyn and Stalin. It’s late, it’s always late, in history it is always night, always the wrong time. Jan 03, Joanna rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s nearly impossible for me to review poetry. I feel insufficiently well-informed to comment on anything beyond my own feelings. I can’t compare the poems to other poets or place them in a literary frame pa reference.
But I can psz that I very much enjoyed reading these poems and found the images evocative and beautiful. I read these immediately after reading love sonnets by Pablo Neruda, and I think I liked the Neruda poems more than these, but I have no reason to thinkn that these two poets It’s nearly impossible for me to review poetry. I read these immediately after reading love sonnets by Pablo Neruda, and I think Octsvio liked the Neruda poems more than these, but I have kctavio reason to thinkn that these two poets should be compared other than that kctavio are both Nobel prize winners and both write in Spanish and I happened to read the two books around the same time.
Al menos, para vivir bien una. Nov 29, Griggette rated it it was ok Recommends it for: People who have high self-esteem. Because you will feel really stupid if you ovtavio this all the way front to back.
In either language, this poetry is as bland as pancake batter. Jun 29, Tracie Sheppard rated it it was amazing. I never stop reading this book. May 21, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eyes of shadow water, eyes of well water, eyes of dream water. May 29, Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Left feeling fortified and less futile. Janelle rated it it was amazing May 04, Deb rated it it was amazing Mar 11, Jacqueline rated it liked it Mar 23, Elena Goddu rated it really liked it Sep 16, Bernhard Bruhnke rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Violeta Lytton rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Osmia Avosetta pz it it was amazing Apr 24, Scott rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Zacharia Rupp rated it really liked it Feb 29, Ravenel rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Victoria rated it liked it Jul 21, Carlos Torres rated it really liked it Feb 11, Sep Vrba rated it it was amazing Feb 20, Mois rated it really liked it Nov sdentro, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Octavio Paz Lozano was a Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the Nobel Prize for Literature “for impassioned writing with wide horizons, characterized by sensuous intelligence and humanistic integrity.
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