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Octavio Paz

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  • On Mexico's Carlos Monsivais: 1938-2010

     
    Monsiváis was a journalist, a critic, a cinephile, a collector of historical and pop ephemera (which led eventually to the founding of a museum), and a tireless activist for human rights, indigenous rights, and gay rights. In hundreds of articles and...
  • Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to be reunited on Mexican bill

     
    Critics interviewed by Milenio disagreed with the use of the artists' images for differing reasons. Historian Alejandro Rosas Robles said the Nobel Prize-winning writer Octavio Paz is a more worthy of appearing on the note because his work speaks more...
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: Nobel prize-winner punched Gabriel Garcia Marquez to make a political point

     
    The writer Mario Vargas Llosa, a leading figure of the so-called "Boom" in Latin American literature in the 1960s and '70s and an outsize political figure in his native Peru, has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy, announcing...
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: Reaction in Latin America turns on Nobel winner's political views

     
    Now that Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature, an award seen as a victory for Spanish-language and Latin American letters, comes the backlash over the Peruvian author's politics. Vargas Llosa, 74, known for his novels such as "The...