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by Octavio Paz

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When Paz won the Nobel Prize, the committee cited another poem he wrote about poetry as part of its motivation in giving him the award. (Source.)

Octavio Paz liked the French surrealists because they found the irrational side of life through their art. (Source.)

Besides being a writer, Paz was also a diplomat for the Mexican government and lived for several years in India. (Source.)

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