Octavio Paz

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Birthday
31, 1914
Birthplace
Mexico City, Mexico
Death Date
Apr 19, 1998 (84)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1914
Birthplace
Mexico City, Mexico
Death Date
Apr 19, 1998 (84)

About

A surrealist and existentialist poet and writer, he was the recipient of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known works include poetry volumes such as La Estacion Violenta (1956) and Piedra de Sol (1957), as well as the long essay, The Labyrinth of Solitude.

Before Fame

He was introduced to Mexican and European literature by his grandfather. He published his first poetry collection, Luna Silvestre, at the age of nineteen.

Trivia

He published over twenty poetry collections between 1933 and 1972.

Family Life

He was the son of Octavio Solorzano and Josefina Lozano. He was, at one point, the lover of Italian artist Bona Tibertelli. He was married to Elena Garro from 1937 to 1959 and Marie-Jose Tramini from 1965 to 1998. He had a daughter named Helena.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature five years after Claude Simon earned the same honor.