Octavio Paz, Writer, Political Activist, and Diplomat 1914

March 31, 1914 is the birthday of Octavio Paz, a Mexican writer, political activist, diplomat, poet, and Noble Prize Laureate for Literature.  Paz spent extensive time in the US, including during his parents’ political exile, as a student at the University of California, Berkeley, as a lecturer at Harvard, and in the diplomatic service in New York.  Among his many brilliant works is “El Laberinto de la Soledad” (“The Labyrinth of Solitude”), a groundbreaking study of Mexican identity and thought, which is available in English.
Feliz cumpleaños a Octavio Paz, escritor mexicano, activista político, diplomático, poeta y Premio Nobel de Literatura. Paz pasó mucho tiempo en los Estados Unidos, incluso durante el exilio político de sus padres, como estudiante en la Universidad de California, Berkeley, como profesor en Harvard y en el servicio diplomático en Nueva York. Entre sus muchas obras brillantes se encuentra “El Laberinto de la Soledad” (“El laberinto de la soledad”), un estudio pionero de la identidad y el pensamiento mexicanos, que está disponible en inglés.

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