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The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings - Octavio Paz, Lysander Kemp, Yara Milos
The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings
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Octavio Paz has long been acknowledged as Mexico's foremost writer and critic. In this international classic, Paz has written one of the most enduring and powerful works ever created on Mexico and its people, character, and culture. Compared to Ortega y Gasset's The Revolt of the Masses for its... show more
Octavio Paz has long been acknowledged as Mexico's foremost writer and critic. In this international classic, Paz has written one of the most enduring and powerful works ever created on Mexico and its people, character, and culture. Compared to Ortega y Gasset's The Revolt of the Masses for its trenchant analysis, this collection contains his most famous work, "The Labyrinth of Solitude," a beautifully written and deeply felt discourse on Mexico's quest for identity that gives us an unequalled look at the country hidden behind "the mask." Also included are "The Other Mexico," "Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude," "Mexico and the United States," and "The Philanthropic Ogre," all of which develop the themes of the title essay and extend his penetrating commentary to the United States and Latin America.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802150424 (080215042X)
ASIN: 080215042X
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 398
Edition language: English
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The Moth Eaten Shelf
The Moth Eaten Shelf rated it
3.0 The Labyrinth of Solitude: The Other Mexico, Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, Mexico and the United States, the Philanthropic Ogre
Most of the time I kept wondering what Mexicans today think about this work, as the text felt a little dated, especially Paz's brief mention of/about women (pages 66 & 197. There were small parts I liked, such as on pages: 184, 186, 208, 222, 228, 291 and 375, but I made the mistake of reading the l...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
3.0 El laberinto de la soledad
Collection of essays in which the Nobel laureate describes and explains Mexican history and society. To understand Mexico and much of Latin America, this is a good read. Some of the essays were written during the politically charged 60s, but they are still readable today.
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