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Alternating Current
     

Alternating Current

by Octavio Paz, Helen Lane (Translator)
 

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A key figure in the Latin American literary renaissance, Octavio Paz focuses here on literature and art, drugs, the murder of God, and ethical and political problems.

In the first part of this acclaimed work, Octavio Paz sets forth his credo as an artist and a poet. Part two deals with themes more specific to the late sixties and seventies, such as the drug

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A key figure in the Latin American literary renaissance, Octavio Paz focuses here on literature and art, drugs, the murder of God, and ethical and political problems.

In the first part of this acclaimed work, Octavio Paz sets forth his credo as an artist and a poet. Part two deals with themes more specific to the late sixties and seventies, such as the drug experience and modern atheism. In part three, Paz concerns himself with politics and ethics. In no way diminished by time, every chapter in this book is an adventure of the mind. ""A stimulating book, electric in its energies, the shock of its thought.""-Robert Taylor, Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559701365
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Publication date:
01/18/1991
Series:
Richard Seaver Bks.
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

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 nonfiction 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.

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