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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 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 unequaled 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.

About the Author

Winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature, and past recipient of the Jerusalem Prize, the Frankfurt Peace Prize, and the Neustadt Prize, Octavio Paz is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry and prose. In addition to being a poet, essayist, playwright, social philosopher, and critic, he has also served as a Mexican diplomat in France and Japan, and as Mexican ambassador to India.

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AnaHellaHeaven, September 20, 2012 (view all comments by AnaHellaHeaven)
As often happens with Octavio Paz works whenever I reread The Labyrinth of Solitude
another dimension is revealed.

We can see ourselves in a paragraph and in the middle of the crowd at the next.

Paz was a diplomat, a poet, a thinker and his writings approach the complexity of existence
of individuals face to themselves and the others.

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Jennifer De Gregorio, September 12, 2006 (view all comments by Jennifer De Gregorio)
This is my favorite book for gaining an understanding of Mexicans in the U.S. It is very dense and thought-provoking, and is truly an insider's view of the psychology of the Chicano experience.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802150424
Author:
Paz, Octavio
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic
Translator:
Milos, Yara
Translator:
Kemp, Lysander
Location:
New York
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
European - Spanish & Portuguese
Subject:
African American Studies - Lifestyle
Subject:
National characteristics, mexican
Subject:
Mexico Civilization.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Lifest
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Grove Press ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
398
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.75 in 16.5 oz

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