Marie-José Tramini Paz

Marie-José Tramini Paz

Marie-José Tramini Paz was a Mexican artist. New Directions publishes her Figures & Figurations—a stunning collaboration with Nobel Prize laureate, Octavio Paz, her husband of thirty years.

Figures & Figurations

Fiction by Marie-José Tramini Paz Octavio Paz

Translated from the Spanish by Eliot Weinberger

Figures and Figurations, one of the last works completed by the great late Mexican poet Octavio Paz before his death in 1998, is a stunning collaborative project with his wife, the acclaimed artist Marie Jose Paz. In response to ten of her collage-constructions, he wrote ten new short poems; she in turn created two new artworks in response to two of his earlier poems. “These objects sometimes surprise us,” Paz writes, “and sometimes make us dream or laugh (humor is one of the poles of her work).…
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An elegant fusion of art and poetry … Both the poetry and the artwork have striking affinities, enhancing our appreciation and understanding.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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