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Altamiranda, Daniel, "Literary Theory and Criticism," in Mexican Literature: A History , edited by David William Foster, University of Texas Press, 1994, pp. 341-63.

This essay gives the background of literary theory in Mexico. Naturally, Paz is one of the central figures discussed, but Altamiranda presents other important critics around him.

Needleman, Ruth, "Poetry and the Reader," in The Perpetual Present: The Poetry of Octavio Paz , edited by Ivar Ivask, University of Oklahoma Press, 1973, pp. 35-43.

Needleman's essay examines what makes Paz's intentions different from those of other poets, focusing mainly on the works in his collection Blanco .

Quiroga, Jose, Understanding Octavio Paz , University of South Carolina Press, 1999.

Quiroga provides an overview of Paz's life and work.

Running, Thorpe, The Critical Poem: Borges, Paz, and Other Language-Centered Poets in Latin America , Bucknell University Press, 1996.

Running shows Paz in context with other similarly minded poets, focusing on Salamander as one of...

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