Essays on Mexican Art by Octavio Paz

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Art, philosophy, religion, and the history of the world converge as Paz celebrates the richness of Mexico in these fourteen dazzling essays. “To read [this collection] is to join a passionate guide for a journey through a new world, the world of the beginning” (Los Angeles Times). Sixteen pages of full-color photographs. Translated by Helen Lane.
 

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Octavio Paz (1914-1998) was born in Mexico City. He wrote many volumes of poetry, as well as a prolific body of remarkable works of noni-ction on subjects as varied as poetics, literary and art criticism, politics, culture, and Mexican history. He was awarded the Jerusalem Prize in 1977, the Cervantes Prize in 1981, and the Neustadt Prize in 1982. He received the German Peace Prize for his political work, and finally, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.
 
Published May 1, 1993 by Harcourt. 303 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This collection of essays by a 1990 Nobelist explores how cultures collide or converge.

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In one of the essays in this wide-ranging collection, Mexican critic and poet Paz attempts to view the murals of Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco while deliberately setting aside the ideologies of nationalism and Marxism which these painters espoused.

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