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Piedra de sol

Piedra de sol

  

by Octavio Paz

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The sunstone is a real Aztec calendar that inspired Octavio Paz in writing this poem. A visual might help you imagine what his mind was working with.

What can we say? He's kind of a big deal. Octavio Paz received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.

Paz studied law, but didn't ever graduate because he didn't want to be a lawyer like his family wanted. His dream was to be a poet, and the best part is, he totally made that happen. (Source.)

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