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Octavio Paz

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My Life with the Wave Summary

Octavio Paz, Mexico's foremost poet of the twentieth century after World War II, was awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature. "My Life with the Wave," a surrealist prose poem, first appeared in his collection lAguila o sol? (translated as Eagle or Sun?) in 1951.

In "My Life with the Wave," a man, while at the beach, is seduced by an ocean wave, which insists on following him home to Mexico City. The man and the wave...

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