The fall into history: Charles Tomlinson and Octavio Paz

Grogan, Ruth A.
March 1992
Comparative Literature;Spring92, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p144
Poetry Review
Compares Octavio Paz's writing and the imagery and language of Charles Tomlinson's poem `Assassin' (`Collected Poems' 161-63), about the assassination of Leon Trotsky. Tomlinson got his historical facts about the assassination from Isaac Deutscher's biography of Trotsky; Paz's ideas about political revolution; The roots of `Assassin'; Suggestion that Paz's influence arises out of Tomlinson's absorption in and critique of Paz's meditations on time and ideology.


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