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Octavio Paz

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Octavio Paz's poem "Duration" was originally published in his 1962 collection Salamandra (1958- 1961) , later published in English as Salamander . It provides an excellent example of one of the twentieth century's most important poets working at his prime. In this poem, Paz, the 1990 winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, shows his interests in writing poetry outside of the poetic tradition, in exploring new methods of using language on the page. The images that he...

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