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 Interview with Octavio Paz from the collection "Great characters in depth" of TVE


“The Great Characters in Depth collection is a selection of personal and autobiographical interviews conducted by Joaquín Soler Serrano between 1976 and 1981, within the program “A fondo” on TVE, with great personalities of Spanish and Latin American culture.

Octavio Paz had an early interest in politics - his grandfather was Zapata's personal adviser - and culture led him to extensive reflection that he developed as an essayist and editor of the Plural and Vuelta magazines. His opinions on the relations between Mexico and Spain "There are two aspects of my tradition that are deeply unpleasant to me: the centralism of Madrid and the Aztec centralism", are linked with the aesthetics "Surrealism was the last great spiritual movement of the West", and those of a great writer "Woe to those who do not know grammar!" and poet. One of the guiding threads of the program is his book of poems Pasado en Claro, and it ends with the last verse, recited by Paz: “I am the shadow cast by my words”• In 1990 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.”

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Octavio Paz. [DVD] / [Joaquín Soler Serrano interview]. — Madrid; [La Laguna] : Impulse Records, [2004]. — 1 DVD (86 min.) : son., bl. and n. — (Great characters in depth; 11).

Languages: Spanish

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DL B 5259-2005

1. Paz, Octavio 1914-1998 – Interviews. I. Soler Serrano, Joaquin. II. Series.

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