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Epitaph for an Old Woman

Epitaph for an Old Woman


by Octavio Paz

Epitaph for an Old Woman Resources


Paz on Poets.org

Check out his biography and more.

Octavio Paz, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1990

Here is the 411 on Paz from the Nobel Prize organization.

Audio & Video

Octavio Paz

Here's a six-part documentary about Octavio Paz—but beware, it's in Spanish!

"Mi casa, mi gente, mi tierra"

Paz reading a poem aloud in his native tongue.


Older Paz

Here's a picture of a graying Paz.

Young Paz

Here's a young and (dare we say) handsome Paz.

Articles & Interviews

The Paris Review Interview

Here is Paz's interview with the famous literary journal.

Historical Documents

Paz's Nobel Lecture

Check out Paz's Nobel Lecture, in English translation.

Paz's Nobel Prize for Literature Speech

Paz's brief banquet speech upon the occasion of winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.


The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz

This is a collection of all of the poems Paz published in book form, in both Spanish and English, as translated by Eliot Weinberger.

Ladera este/East Slope

Check out the Spanish edition of the book in which "Epitaph for an Old Woman" was published.

Movies & TV

Yo, la peor de todas

This is the IMDB site for a movie based on a novel written by Paz, Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz.

Aproximaciones a Octavio Paz

Here's a Spanish-language TV documentary about Paz.

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