Lesson plans and teaching resources
Happy 100th Birthday to Octavio Paz
Brief biography from the Library of Congress.
Biography from Wikipedia.
Biography, criticism, and related links.
Follow links to biography, the text of his Nobel Prize lecture and his banquet speech, the poem "Motion" in both English and Spanish, "The Clerk's Vision" in both English and Spanish, and other resources.
Octavio Paz Symposium
In May 2008, the US Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Mexican Cultural Institute, presented a 2-hour symposium on Octavio Paz. At this site find a video podcast of the symposium.
"My Life with the Wave"
This unit plan is designed for Sun, Stone, and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories . The lessons for days 6 and 7 deal with the story, Surrealism, and metaphor. They include discussion and writing activities.