Bloom, Harold, ed. Octavio Paz. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2002. A collection of essays examining the poetry of Paz, looking at motifs and Surrealistic aspects, among other topics.
Chiles, Frances. Octavio Paz: The Mythic Dimension. New York: Peter Lang, 1987. Discusses the use of myth in Paz’s poetry.
Durán, Manuel. “Remembering Octavio Paz.” World Literature Today 73, no. 1 (Winter, 1999): 101-103. A reminiscence and critical commentary on Paz’s work. Tributes to, critical essays on, and an interview with Paz. (Reprinted with additions from Books Abroad, Autumn, 1972.)
Fein, John M. Toward Octavio Paz: A Reading of His Major Poems, 1957-1986. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1986. A critical analysis of six of the longer works.
Grenier, Yvon. From Art to Politics: Octavio Paz and the Pursuit of Freedom. Lanham, Md.: Rowman& Littlefield, 2001. Focuses on the ways in which Paz’s social and political views surface in his poetry.
Hozven, Roberto, ed. Otras voces: Sobre la poesía y prosa de Octavio Paz. Riverside: University of California Press, 1996. A collection of critical essays in both English and Spanish. Includes bibliographical references.
Lutes, Todd Oakley. Shipwreck and Deliverance: Politics, Culture, and Modernity in the Works of Octavio Paz, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2003. A comparative study of modernism in three Latin American authors.
Quiroga, José. Understanding Octavio Paz. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999. A critical study of selected poems by Paz. Includes a bibliography of the author’s works, an index, and bibliographical references.
Underwood, Leticia Iliana. Octavio Paz and the Language of Poetry: A Psycholinguistic Approach. New York: Peter Lang, 1992. Includes illustrations and bibliographical references.
Williamson, Rodney. The Writing in the Stars: A Jungian Reading of the Poetry of Octavio Paz. Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press, 2007. Williamson interprets Paz’s poetry through the lens of the thought of Carl Jung, paying attention in particular to the concept of the archetype.
Wilson, Jason. Octavio Paz. Boston: Twayne, 1986. A solid introduction in Twayne’s World Authors series. Contains a bibliography and an index.