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Octavio Paz (1914 - 1998)
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Octavio Paz was born in Mexico City in 1914 to a family of Spanish and native Mexican descent. He was educated at the National University of Mexico in law and literature. Under the encouragement of Pablo Neruda, Paz began his poetic career in his teens by founding an avant-garde literary magazine, Barandal, and publishing his first book of poems, Luna silvestre (1933).

In his youth, Paz spent time in the United States and Spain, where he was influenced by the modernist and surrealist movemen..
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Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz
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