Octavio Paz

Fellow: Awarded 1943

Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: Latin America & Caribbean

Born: 03-31-1914

Died: 04-19-1998

Website: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1990/paz-bio.html

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

Latin American Exchange Fellows, 1943:

Appointed from Mexico:

PAZ, OCTAVIO.  Appointed for a study of the poetic expression of the concept of America; tenure, twelve months from December 1, 1943.

Born March 31, 1914, Mexico, D. F. Education:  National University of Mexico, Lawyer, 1931.

Professor of the History of America, 1936, Preparatory School of the National University of Mexico; Professor of History of Spanish Literature, 1937–41, Department of Public Education; Secretary, 1937–38, Secondary School for Boys; Counsel, 1938–42, National Banking Commission; Member of the Staff, 1941–43, Department of Fine Arts of the Secretariat of Public Education.

Publications:  Luna Silvestre, 1933; Raíz del Hombre, 1937; Breve Antología de la Neuva Poesía Española (with others), 1941; Entre la Piedra y la Flor, 1941; A la Orilla del Mundo, 1942. Articles, essays and reviews in Sur, Ruta, Taller, Romance, Tierra Nueva, Letras de México, Cuadernos Americanos, Artes Plásticas, Hora de España, and El Hijo Pródigo.

 

AWARDS WON

Nobel Prize, Literature, 1990