Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I travel your length

"I travel your length

like a river

I travel your body

like a forest."

Octavio Paz

(from 'Piedra de sol')

Today is the birthday of the Mexican poet and essayist Octavio Paz, (books by this author) born in Mexico City (1914). He wrote a book of essays on Mexican culture, The Labyrinth of Solitude (1950), which became standard reading for students of Latin American history and literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1990.

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