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Octavio Paz

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Tommy Mampieri

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Biography Citations THE LIFE OF OCTAVIO PAZ Born March 31, 1914 in Mexico City He is both Mexican and Indian His father and grandfather were both writers His father was an active political journalist His grandfather was one of the first writers to compose a novel with an Indian theme Paz means "peace" in Spanish 1937- went to Valencia, Spain for the Second International Congress of anti-fascist writers 1938- founded, Taller (factory), a magazine 1943-1944- went to the USA and became interested in Anglo-American poetry (Guggenheim Fellowship) 1945- worked with surrealists in France 1962- Became the Mexican ambassador in India Married his wife in 1964 in India
(Marie-José Tramini) and had one daughter 1968-He resigned in protest of shootings He is an poet and essayist, but he has partaken in literature such as:
Book-length studies,
Literary and art criticism,
Mexican history,
Mexican politics,
and Mexican culture FAMOUS WORKS 1945- wrote The Labyrinth of Solitude in France, this was about Mexican identity When in India, he wrote The Grammarian Monkey and East Slope and much more! Here is a list of some famous poems:
Across
As One Listens To The Rain
Axis
Between Going and Coming
Brotherhood
Counterparts
Last Dawn
No More Clichés
Passage
Piedra de Sol (Sun Stone)
Spaces
Summit and Gravity
The Street
The Bridge
Touch
Where Without Whom He sadly died on April 19, 1998 Awards and Accomplishments By Tommy Mampieri 1962- became the Mexican ambassador in India Founded two magazines about arts and politics:
Plural and Vuelta (return) Was named an honorary doctor at Harvard in 1980 Won the Cervantes award of 1981
(Spanish-speaking) 1982- won the Neustadt prize
(American literature) 1977- Jerusalem Prize, Premio National de Letra, Premio Critio de editores de España 1978- The Golden Eagle Prize 1980- The Ollin Yolizili Prize
(Mexican literature) 1984- German Book Trade Peace Prize 1987- The T.S. Eliot award for creative writing 1990- NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Works Cited

Nobelprize.org. "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1990." Nobelprize.org. Nobel Foundation, 1990. Web. 3 Mar. 2013. <http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1990/paz-bio.html>.

(The photo of him)
- - -. paz. Nobelprize.org. The Nobel Foundation, 1990. Web. 3 Mar. 2013. <http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1990/paz-bio.html>.

Paz, Octavio. The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987. Ed. Eliot Weinberger. New York: New Yorker Magazine, 1974. Print.

- - -. "Octavio Paz." PoemHunter.com. Octavio Paz, n.d. Web. 3 Mar. 2013. <http://www.poemhunter.com/octavio-paz/biography/>.

- - -. "Octavio Paz." Critical Survey of Poetry. Ed. Phillip K. Jason. 2nd ed. Vol. 5. Pasadena: Salem Press Inc., 2003. 2938-44. Print. My Emulation of
Octavio Paz Counterparts
By Octavio Paz
In my body you search the mountain
for the sun buried in its forest.
In your body I search for the boat
adrift in the middle of the night. Structure-free verse

Translation into English

Imagery of someone inside his own body searching

Paz repeats/emphasizes the word search (for counterparts)

Poem made up of sentences The poem refers to a search for counterparts

Our counterpart is our soul mate

Search is internal

Must find self in order to find counterparts

The soul mate is "fate" so we must know our true identity. (emotionally) Counterparts
By Tommy Mampieri
Within myself, I search for you
Mountain over forest
Day after day
I search for my equal and opposite,
My counterpart
I know you are out there
I know I will find you
But I don’t know who you are
I don’t know where to look
But I will find you some day
When I escape the forest with sparkling partial sun
When I enter the meadow and the sun is
Unobstructed and eternally shining its love upon me I used the same name and topic

The search for oneself and the search for one’s counterpart

Started with “Within myself, I search for you”.

Similar wording

Illustrated similar setting

Can be added to the end of Paz's poem Deep and emotional meanings of poems

Require thought

Very concise-words are selectively chosen

He struggled to find himself because he was biracial

Very intellectual

He was unique, amazing, and special Paz studied at the National University of Mexico (1932-1937) 1970-1971 was the Simón Bolívar Professor of Latin American Studies at Cambridge University He wrote a collection of poems called:
The Collected Poem of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987
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