Piedra de sol
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This page is dedicated to the poet and his work. Go let your fanboy or fangirl go wild.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the poet's life. And then some.
Mexican psychedelic-folk group Monocordio used the "to love is to battle" lines to inspire one of their songs.
In this clip, some Mexican intellectuals reflect on a quote by Octavio Paz, so check out what others have to say about what he has to say.
Get right into Paz's home to watch filmmaker Robert Gardner chat with Octavio about a movie he was making.
An excerpt beginning with the "Madrid, 1937" section of the poem is read aloud by a fan on YouTube in English. Check out the rad graphics.
Listen to the author read the entire poem in the original Spanish. You'll hear it the way it was meant to be heard.
Here's a shot of the author looking dapper.
Check out the cover of the bilingual edition of Sunstone, in case you want to disguise another book as this one.
Mexican pop-rock group Maná used the "to love is to battle" section of "Piedra de sol" for the title of one of their albums.
Articles & Interviews
Alfred Mac Adam interviews the poet on his wild youth and other interesting tidbits for The Paris Review.
An article in the New York Times about an elderly Paz's search for love. Hmm, that sounds an awful lot like the speaker in the poem.
Check out the New York Times' tribute to the poet upon his death. Tissues may be necessary.
Here's Eliot Weinberger's translation in a bilingual edition.
This one's got it all. And by all, we mean all.
Get the scoop on Paz's life and works from eminent scholar and editor Harold Bloom.