Octavio Paz


On March 31, 2014 Google celebrated the live and legacy of Octavio Paz with a Google Doodle on most of its South American Search Engine Homepages. Octavio Paz was a world renowned Poet, Writer and Mexican Diplomat. He was born in Mexico in Mexico City on March 31, 1914 and passed away on April 19, 1998 at the age of 84 in Mexico City.

Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz is considered to be one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century and one of the most famous Hispanic poets of all time. Some of his poetry include the Wild Moon which he wrote in 1933, At the Edge of the world in 1972, Salamandra in 1962 and the Fire Daily, which are a selection of Peace Poems written in 1969.

Octavio Paz received several prizes and awards for his contribution to literacy including the Nobel Prize for Literature which he received in 1990.

Other Awards and Honors include:

  • National Prize of Sciences and Arts in Linguistics and Literature 1977.
  • The “Jerusalem Prize” in 1977.
  • Honorary doctorate by the Harvard University in 1980.
  • Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 1984.
  • National Journalism Award Mexico 1998 in recognition of his career

To name a few of his awards and honors.

Octavio Paz Google Doodle

The Google Doodle 31 March 2014 dedicated to the life and legacy is just one of the many awards Octavio Paz received. The doodle will help people remember the legacy of Octavio Paz and the great literacy works he left behind. The doodle show what is presumably the “At the Edge of the world” poem of Octavio Paz showing a man looking at the stars, and drawing a labyrinth in the sky!