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Mexican website shows the complete correspondence of Octavio Paz
This record of correspondence, which can be found in books, archives, both private and institutional documentation collections, and the internet, will come together in this new website - Photo: File photo/EL UNIVERSAL

Mexican website shows the complete correspondence of Octavio Paz

26/10/2018
14:39
Alida Piñón
Mexico City
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Letters written between 1931 and 1998 were made available on Tuesday

Scholars and friends of the Mexican poet Octavio Paz were able to locate the first letters that the Literature Nobel Prize winner wrote in 1931, as well as his last letters from 1998, the year he died. All his 70 years of correspondence will be published progressively on the website zonaoctaviopaz.com, which was made available last Tuesday.

Some of the letters were addressed to the poet Juan Almela, the historian and art critic Dore Ashton, journalist Fernando Benítez, the composer and philosopher John Cage, the critic and editor who founded the Joaquín Mortiz publishing house, Joaquín Díez-Canedo, the Doctor of Civil Law Antonio Carrillo Flores, Mexican writers Salvador Elizondo and Carlos Fuentes, the poet and translator Monique Fong, who was one of the writer’s closest friends, the painter Vicente Rojo, and many other distinguished people.

This record of correspondence, which can be found in books, archives, both private and institutional documentation collections, and the internet, will come together in this new website, which will follow a chronological order divided by themes such as: Intimate letters, friends, translators, and editors.

Furthermore, the website will be permanently in construction, providing users with records of Paz’s travels and lectures, his love affairs and friendships, among other things, featuring photographs, studies, and essays written by scholars and specialists, videos, music, and artistic materials inspired by the poet’s work, as well as fragments of an opera written by Daniel Catán.
 

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