Octavio Paz Profiles, territories and domains

paz lector-DSC_2119

The world of books is a world of chosen ones where the

material obstacles and daily contingencies

are thinned until they vanish almost entirely. The true

reality, say the books, are the ideas and the words they

signify: reality is language.

-Octavio Paz, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz o las trampas de la fe

How does one comprehend the intellectual and sensory world that enclosed Octavio Paz? Is it possible to define the barrier between what has been read, learnt and created? These questions have engaged the minds of scholars and aficionados of the work of the Nobel laureate.

The following is a visual tour of the exhibition “Octavio Paz. Semblanzas, territorios y dominios” (Octavio Paz. Profiles, territories and domains) that the “Pantaleón Panduro” museum hosts in the city of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco. This exhibition is a well achieved attempt to portray Octavio Paz’ intellectual horizon as a reader, writer, critic, teacher and intellectual of the 20th century.

In it, exquisite books are compiled, from first editions to autographed copies and copies dedicated to authors like Carlos Pellicer, Juan García Ponce and Octavio Paz, of course. Artworks that the author wrote about, as well as those inspired by him, are included. One can also find the magazines he edited and copies of the newspaper his father Ireneo Paz directed.

paz lector-DSC_2154 paz lector-DSC_1873 paz lector-DSC_1866 paz lector-DSC_1899 paz lector-DSC_1888 paz lector-DSC_1914 paz lector-DSC_1922 paz lector-DSC_1924 paz lector-DSC_1929 paz lector-DSC_1936 paz lector-DSC_1943 paz lector-DSC_1949b paz lector-DSC_1950 paz lector-DSC_1960 paz lector-DSC_1968 paz lector-DSC_1982 paz lector-DSC_1993 paz lector-DSC_2009 paz lector-DSC_2012 paz lector-DSC_2019 paz lector-DSC_2022 paz lector-DSC_2030 paz lector-DSC_2097 (2) paz lector-DSC_2035 paz lector-DSC_2041 paz lector-DSC_2045 paz lector-DSC_2055 paz lector-DSC_2064 paz lector-DSC_2083 paz lector-DSC_2088 paz lector-DSC_2086 (2) paz lector-DSC_2093 paz lector-DSC_2125 paz lector-DSC_2127

Related articles: