The Bow and the Lyre: The Poem, The Poetic Revelation, Poetry and History (Texas Pan American)

The Bow and the Lyre: The Poem, The Poetic Revelation, Poetry and History (Texas Pan American)

Octavio Paz


In The Bow and the Lyre Octavio Paz, some of the most very important poets writing in Spanish, provides his sustained reflections at the poetic phenomenon and at the position of poetry in background and in our own lives. it truly is written within the similar prose type that distinguishes The Labyrinth of Solitude. The Bow and the Lyre will function a tremendous supplement to Paz's poetry.

Paz's discussions of different features of the poetic phenomenon should not restricted to Spanish and Spanish American literature. he's virtually as apt to settle on an instance from Homer, Vergil, Blake, Whitman, Rimbaud as he's from Lope de Vega, Jiménez, Darío, Neruda. In writing those essays, he attracts on his titanic storehouse of information, revealing a global outlook of considerable proportions. In studying those essays, we percentage the observations of a looking out, unique, hugely cultivated mind.

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