1st Printing. Signed. 303 pages. Published in 1987. Retrospective collection of essays on subjects. One of the greatest literary collections of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Octavio Paz's "Convergences" in a felicitous English translation. Like Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, and Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz is a Renaissance man-of-letters (in a way that say, Gabriel Garcia Marquez could never be) : Erudite, curious about a lot of things, passionate, and profoundly intelligent. After all, his masterpiece and most celebrated book is still "The Labyrinth of Solitude", the best book-length study on Mexico ever written by a modern writer. "Convergences" is the great poet's most wide-ranging and encyclopedic collection: "From the religious rites of the Aztecs to modern American painting, from Eastern art and religion to love and exoticism, from the chimeras of political ideology to the delights of aesthetic surprise" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Octavio Paz collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Octavio Paz. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First American Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER OCTAVIO PAZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0151225850. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: These sixteen essays on art and literature cover a wide range of topics including American painting, the religious rites of the Aztecs, Marxism, linguistics and Picasso. He penetrates the meaning of modernism, gnosticism and the effect of Edith Piaf on pygmies. Also analyzed is American "cuisine", tantric Buddhism, the notion of nationhood, some haikus and manners good and bad. The author, as a poet, also considers his colleagues: Valery, Vasconcelos, Pound, Wallace, Stevens, Borges, Goethe, Sartre and Gide, amongst others. The work is presented here in translation from the author's original version. By the same author: "The Labyrinth of Solitude".
About the Author: Octavio Paz was born in 1914 and died in 1998. The author of eighteen books, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.
Title: CONVERGENCES: ESSAYS ON ART AND LITERATURE -...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Harcourt, 1987. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93587942
Book Description Harcourt. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0151225850I5N00
Book Description Harcourt. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0151225850I5N01
Book Description Harcourt, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This is a former library book with library stickers and stamps. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001466019
Book Description Harcourt, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. First Edition. Dust Jacket is in a removable, clear plastic (Brodart) protector, shows minor wear. Former owner's initials on the front free endpaper. Pages are clean, text and pictures are intact and unmarred. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001543178
Book Description Harcourt, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0151225850
Book Description HARCOURT BRACE & CO TRADE DEPT. HARDCOVER W/JACKET. Book Condition: GOOD CONDITION. Bookseller Inventory # IM48949
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97801512258594.0
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped. Translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane. Stated first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 94829
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97801512258593.0