Octavio Paz


Born
in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
March 31, 1914

Died
April 19, 1998

Genre

Influences


Octavio Paz Lozano was a Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1982 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature ("for impassioned writing with wide horizons, characterized by sensuous intelligence and humanistic integrity.")

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