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  • Mexican writer, diplomat and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz. (Photo: AFP)

    Mexican writer, diplomat and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz. (Photo: AFP)

Published 29 September 2014

A film based on an essay by the 1990 Nobel Prize winner will be screened in New York.

The Cervantes Institute of New York will pay a tribute next week to the Mexican writer, diplomat and 1990 Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz as part of the celebrations for the centenary of his birth, which was March 31, 2014.

The institution, which is the world's largest organization responsible for promoting the study and teaching of Spanish language and culture will screen the Argentine film “I, the Worst of All,” based in Paz' essay "Sor Juana, Or, The Traps of Faith."

The film was directed by late Argentine filmmaker Maria Luisa Bemberg and it is a story of the last years of Juana Ines de la Cruz, known in Mexico as the Tenth Muse and considered the most striking figure in all of Spanish-American colonial literature.

Octavio Paz is considered by intellectuals and contemporary writers as a universal Mexican and a bridge between cultures and languages. He died of cancer April 19, 1998 at the age of 84 in Mexico City.

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