Octavio Paz. Written By: Octavio Paz, (born March 31, 1914, Mexico City, Mexico—died April 19, 1998, Mexico City), Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, recognized as one of the major Latin American writers of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.When did Octavio Paz win the Nobel Prize for Literature?
His work was formally recognized in 1990 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, the first Mexican to be so honored. "Poetry," wrote Octavio Paz in El arco y la lira ( The Bow and the Lyre ), "is knowledge, salvation, power, abandonment.Who are the parents of Octavio Paz?
There, young Octavio was brought up by his mother, Josefina Lozano, aunt, Amalia Paz and grandfather. Their big magnificent house, the surrounding garden as well as the cobbled streets of the town left an everlasting impression on his mind and were later reflected in many of his works.