Classic English literature: Octavio Paz
‘Poetry is knowledge, salvation, power, abandonment. An operation capable of changing the world, poetic activity is revolutionary by nature; a spiritual exercise, it is a means of interior liberation’. These words belong to Octavio Paz, a Mexican poet and essayist, whose creative work has set a new era for Mexican literature. Paz considered poetry to be pure and essential being, which regardless of time in history always finds its place in people’s hearts, providing sacred salvation to the world (Poetry foundation).
Born in tumultuous times when Mexico was undergoing a revolution, Octavio Paz could successfully become a writer,