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Nobel Lecture

Spanish Conferencia Nobel 1990 La búsqueda del presente Comienzo con una palabra que todos los hombres, desde que el hombre es hombre, han proferido: gracias. Es una palabra que tiene equivalentes en todas las lenguas. Y en todas es rica la gama de significados. En las lenguas romances va de lo espiritual a lo físico,…

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Nobel Lecture

English Nobel Lecture, December 8, 1990 (Translation) In Search of the Present I begin with two words that all men have uttered since the dawn of humanity: thank you. The word gratitude has equivalents in every language and in each tongue the range of meanings is abundant. In the Romance languages this breadth spans the…

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Prose

Spanish Visión del escribente Y llenar todas estas hojas en blanco que me faltan con la misma, monótona pregunta: ¿a qué horas se acaban las horas? Y las antesalas, los memoriales, las intrigas, las gestiones ante el Portero, el Oficial en Turno, el Secretario, el Adjunto, el Sustituto. Vislumbrar de lejos al Influyente y enviar…

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Poetry

Spanish Movimiento Si tú eres la yegua de ámbar yo soy el camino de sangre Si tú eres la primer nevada yo soy el que enciende el brasero del alba Si tú eres la torre de la noche yo soy el clavo ardiendo en tu frente Si tú eres la marea matutina yo soy el…

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Poetry

English Motion If you are the amber mare I am the road of blood If you are the first snow I am he who lights the hearth of dawn If you are the tower of night I am the spike burning in your mind If you are the morning tide I am the first bird’s…

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Prose

English The Clerk’s Vision And to fill all these white pages that are left for me with the same monotonous question: at what hour do the hours end? And the anterooms, the memorials, the intrigues, the negotiations with the Janitor, the Rotating Chairman, the Secretary, the Associate, the Delegate. To glimpse the Influential from afar…

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Press release

Swedish Academy The Permanent Secretary Press release October 11, 1990 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1990 This year the Nobel Prize for Literature goes to the Mexican writer, poet and essayist Octavio Paz, honouring a writer of Spanish with a wide international perspective. Paz published his first collection of poems while still in his teens.…

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Biographical

Octavio Paz was born in 1914 in Mexico City. On his father’s side, his grandfather was a prominent liberal intellectual and one of the first authors to write a novel with an expressly Indian theme. Thanks to his grandfather’s extensive library, Paz came into early contact with literature. Like his grandfather, his father was also…

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