The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings

The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings Description:

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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The Labyrinth of Solitude

The Labyrinth of Solitude Description:

Recipient of the Neustadt Prize for Literature Mexican poet and essayist Octavio Paz is one of the world s foremost writers whose trenchant analysis of Mexican society and the United States Mexican relations has yet to be equalled This collection includes i The Labyrinth of Solitude Life and Thought in Mexico i his best known work which deftly probes Mexican character and culture i The Other Mexico i written in response to the government massacre of three hundred students in the Plaza of Tlatelolco in Mexico City traces what Paz calls the invisible history of Mexico Published in a book for the first time are the recent essays Mexico and the United States and The Philanthropic Ogre reflections on the Mexican government In Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude an interview with Claude Fell Paz takes a new look at his famous work br br alternate cover for ISBN X

Rating: 3.48 out of 5