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Octavio Paz (1914)

Paz was a Mexican poet, critic, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote with a revealing depth of insight, elegance, and erudition that place him among the generation's best writers. Influenced by Marxism, surrealism, existentialism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, his poetry uses rich imagery to deal with his most prominent theme: the human ability to overcome existential solitude through love and creativity. Paz was born in Mexico City during what political event? More...
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There can be no society without poetry, but society can never be realized as poetry, it is never poetic. Sometimes the two terms seek to break apart. They cannot.
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Over the course of his long career, Octavio Paz was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, Cervantes Prize, Mexican National Literature Prize, Premio Mondello, Alfonso Reyes Prize,Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Jerusalem Prize, Menendez y Pelayo Prize, and Alexis de Tocqueville Prize, Xavier Villaurrutia Award.. Paz was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Harvard University, and an honorary doctorate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His international recognition culminated when Octavio Paz was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.
Bravo! talentosos y admirables valores literarios de America del Sur!
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I think he was born during the Revolution against the Díaz regime.
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'Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone, and the only one who seeks out another. His nature -if that word can be used in reference to man, who has ‘invented’ himself by saying ‘no’ to nature- consists in his longing to realize himself in another. Man is nostalgia and a search for communion. Therefore, when he is aware of himself he is aware of his lack of another, that is, of his solitude.'[From "The Labyrinth of Solitude- El Laberinto De La Soledad (1950).Octavio Paz fué um mago com las palabras!!
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Even with a Bachelor of Arts from a great University we never read Paz and with the exception of a few writers no South Amreicans were included on the syllabus. Now it the time for me to make up for lost time. I will read Paz this weekend.
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