To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it
with our ears
Born: 31/03/1914 in Mexico city, Mexico
Studied: Law & Literature in National
University of Mexico
Major Influence: D H Lawrence, Pablo
Marriage: married to Elena Garro ( a fine
writer herself) in 1937 and divorced in 1959.Remarried a French woman
Marie-Jose Tramini in 1965.
Jobs: was appointed as Ambassador to India
in 1962.fter 6 years, he resigned from Diplomatic service in protest
against the massacre of student demonstrators in Tlatelolco.
Major Awards:1977 Jerusalem Prize; Nobel
Prize for Literature in 1990.
Major Works: El Laberinto de la
Soledad(1950) in english The Labyrinth of Solitude ; Piedra de
sol(1957) in english Sun Stone; Pasado claro(1975),
Vuelta(1976), Aguila o sol?(1951), The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz
1957-1987 (1987). His first poetic work was Luna Silvestre(1933) which
in English is Wild Moon.
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