Octavio Paz Centennial/Centenario
On Exhibit in the Main Reading Room
Octavio Paz (1914–1998) was one of Mexico’s foremost public intellectuals in the second half of the twentieth century. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, the Benson Latin American Collection is currently exhibiting a selection of the author’s work from its holdings in the main reading room. Works on view include first-edition books, rare editions of poetry, an original letter and literary magazines in which Paz as editor fought significant ideological battles in the seventies, eighties and nineties.