OCTAVIO PAZ (Paz Octavio)( Mexican poet and essayist. Nobel Prize in Literature 1990.)
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Biography OCTAVIO PAZ (Paz Octavio)
Born March 31, 1914 in Mexico City. He has held diplomatic posts in the UN, was ambassador to France, Japan and other countries. He founded and published various magazines, among them well-known monthly magazine 'Vuelta'. Richest essays devoted Paz topics ranging. In his book The Labyrinth of Solitude (El laberinto de la soledad, 1950) Paz explores the contradiction between the Mexican 'mask' (borrowing of foreign cultural models) and the Indian roots of national culture. In the book Postscript (Posdata, 1970) examines how in today's Mexico had the Aztec cultural-psychological model of domination and oppression of the sacrificial. Thoughts Paz on the place of art and literature in society exhaustively expressed in the essay AC (Corriente alterna, 1967) and Children of mud (Los hijos del limo, 1974). Fascination with poetry, its openness, language, sought in historical time, and to date, has resulted in esseisticheskih collections Paz, published between 1956 and 1974. Theory Paz confides lyrics presented in the anthology 1987. Incoming in the collection of a great poem of stone the sun (Piedra de sol, . 1957) is based on counterpoint transient time - and cyclically recurrent, . mythology, death - and the triumphant forces of life, loneliness - and a sense of belonging to humanity and nature,
. The central image of the poem goes back to the Aztec solar calendar.