Octavio Paz | Poetry FoundationAfter some editions included the essay "Post data", which discusses the massacre of hundreds of Mexican students in Paz abandoned his position as ambassador in India in reaction to this event. The essays are predominantly concerned with the theme of Mexican identity and demonstrate how, at the end of the existential labyrinth, there is a profound feeling of solitude. Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone, and the only one who seeks out another.
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Mexican author Octavio Paz enjoyed a worldwide reputation as a master poet and essayist. His passing was mourned as the end of an era for Mexico. His father served as assistant to Emiliano Zapata, the leader of a popular revolution in Many Zapatistas were forced into exile when their leader was slain a few years later, and the Paz family relocated to Los Angeles, California, for a time. His first volume of poetry, Luna silvestre, appeared in While attending law school, however, Paz found himself drawn to leftist politics. When he sent some of his work to famed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, the senior writer gave it a favorable review and encouraged Paz to attend a congress of leftist-thinking writers in Spain.
Born March 31, , Octavio Paz was introduced to literature early in his life through the influence of his grandfather's library, filled with classic Mexican and European literature. As a teenager in , Paz published his first poems, including "Cabellera". Two years later, at the age of 19, he published Luna Silvestre "Wild Moon" , a collection of poems. In , with some friends, he funded his first literary review, Barandal. Influenced by the work of T. Eliot , it explores the situation of the Mexican peasant under the domineering landlords of the day.