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Comprehensive information about Octavio Paz including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. A Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature.. Mexican writer poet and diplomat This educational Octavio Paz resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Today we all speak, if not the same tongue, the same universal language. There is no one center, and time has lost its former coherence: East and West, yesterday and tomorrow exist as a confused jumble in each one of us. Different times and different spaces are combined in a here and now that is everywhere at once. Quote Right
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Quote Left Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. Quote Right
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Quote Left A glass pitcher, a wicker basket, a tunic of coarse cotton cloth. Their beauty is inseparable from their function. Handicrafts belong to a world existing before the separation of the useful and the beautiful. Quote Right
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Quote Left If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time. Quote Right
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Quote Left 'Art' is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game. Quote Right
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