Contemporary Mexican literature is lively and diverse
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Because of his grandfather’s great literature background, Paz was introduced to great literary works. This no doubt caused him to publish some literary works at a very young age. His first collection of poems, Luna Silvestre (Wild Moon) was published at the age of 19. He then went on to found the literary review Barandal. He later left his law studies and went to work at a school in the Yucatán. He went on to write more poetry such as Entre la Piedra y la Flor (Between the Stone and the Flower). This poem depicted the treatment of Mexican peasants under the insatiable landlords of that time.
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Most of his works have been translated into many languages throughout the world. Most notably, and right before his death in 1998, Octavio Paz became the first Mexican writer to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature.