Books by Octavio Paz

AN EROTIC BEYOND: SADE by Octavio Paz
Released: April 3, 1998

"Though tiny, Paz's new book admirably questions and explores the meaning of a figure who will not leave us alone."
Mexico's Nobel Prize—winning poet and essayist meditates on the Marquis de Sade and his writings. Read full book review >
MY LIFE WITH THE WAVE by Octavio Paz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Beyond the subtext, the story is full of drama; its fresh subject and boisterous improbabilities beckon. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An outlandish and original tale by Paz (for adults, In Light of India, 1997, etc.) is cut and pressed into the picture-book format, for which Buehner provides wild images and, with Cowan, a humorous ending. Read full book review >
IN LIGHT OF INDIA by Octavio Paz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"One pines, perhaps wickedly, for a candid Indian response to Paz's intelligence and his bombast."
A personal discourse on India, broaching topics cultural, spiritual, and historical, by the Nobel laureate. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1995

"Brimming with insight, thoughtfulness, and sincerity, Paz's essays are a poetic road map to the past, present, and future of love."
The Nobel laureate takes some impressive turns through literary and social history as he pleads for a new eroticism and a new humanity. Read full book review >
THE OTHER VOICE by Octavio Paz
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Not as strong or thought-provoking as other Paz collections- -and more provisional."
Much here is a reiteration of ideas and points Paz has made before more freshly—about the disastrous modernist penchant for utopian revolution, about the term ``post-modern'' (``merely a naive way of saying that we are extremely modern'') and about the fraternal, ahistorical force of poetry. Read full book review >