Famous people of mexico city

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Famous people of mexico city

  1. 1. Famous People of Mexico City<br />By Candace Leigh Conti<br />
  2. 2. Carlos Fuentes<br />Carlos Fuentes is one of the most well known authors of numerous screen plays, dramas, and short stories. <br />Fuentes is best known for his novels, which use complex and innovative narrative techniques to probe Mexican history. <br />Fuentes combined his life as a writer with a successful career in international relations that cumulated in being appointed Mexico’s ambassador to France in 1975-77.<br />Since then he has had held distinguished lectureships all around the world.<br />Fuentes has received numerous literary awards. <br />“Don’t classify me, read me. I’m a writer. Not a genre.”- Carlos Fuentes<br />
  3. 3. Diego Rivera<br /> Diego Rivera is considered the greatest Mexican painter of the twentieth century.<br />Diego was Born in Guanajuato, but raised in Mexico city.<br />Diego is the one who contributed the reintroduction of fresco painting into modern art and architecture.<br />His large wall works of fresco’s helped establish the Mexican Mural Renaissance. <br />His Murals have created a visual memory of Mexico’s historic past.<br />All of his work reflects cultural changes taking place during the turbulent twentieth century. <br />Diego was loyal and committed to the revolutionary cause his entire life.<br />“I’ve never believed in God, but I believe in Picasso.”-Diego Rivera<br />
  4. 4. Octavio Paz<br /> Octavio Paz is considered to be the most prestigious and controversial poets of Spanish American literature in the second half of the twentieth century.<br />Paz was raised in a town called Mixcoac of Mexico city. <br />He was a Nobel-Prize winning poet, writer, diplomat and publisher.<br />His poetic corpus expressed powerfully the belief that poetry constitutes “the secret religion of the modern age.” <br />A prolific author and poet, Paz has published scores of work during his lifetime, many of which are translated into multiple other languages.<br />Octavio Paz died of cancer in 1998.<br />“We are condemned to kill time, thus we die, bit by bit.” –Octavio Paz<br />

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