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Eagle or Sun? : Poems - Octavio Paz

Eagle or Sun?


Paperback Published: 17th January 1976
ISBN: 9780811206235
Number Of Pages: 132

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The first major book of short prose poetry in Spanish, Eagle or Sun? (Aguila o Sol?) exerted an enormous influence on modern Latin American writing. Written in 1949-50 by Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz, Eagle or Sun? has as its mythopoeic "place" Mexico--a country caught up in its pre-Columbian past, the world of modern imperialism, and an apocalyptic future foretold by the Aztec calendar. Indeed, three personae of the book--the goddess Itzapaplotl, the prophet clerk, the poet--are manifestations of the threefold aspects of the land. Paz himself explains: "Eagle or Sun? is an exploration of Mexico, yes, but at the same time, and above all, it is an exploration of the relations between language and the poet, reality and language, the poet and history."

ISBN: 9780811206235
ISBN-10: 0811206238
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 17th January 1976
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 12.62  x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.15

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