The Labyrinth of Solitude: And the Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; The Philanthropic Ogre, Volume 13

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Grove Press, 1985 - History - 398 pages
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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 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 other Mexico; Return to the labyrinth of solitude; Mexico and the United States; The philanthropic ogre

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Originally issued in 1962, The Labyrinth of Solitude (Grove Weidenfeld. (ISBN 0-8021-5042-X. pap. $10.95; reprint) "contains nine beautifully written, deeply felt essays . . . whose concern is the ... Read full review

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Just an Amazing book by an amazing noble prize winner- Octavio Paz.

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Contents

Preface
5
The Labyrinth of Solitude
7
The Pachuco and Other Extremes
9
Mexican Masks
29
The Day of the Dead
47
The Sons of La Malinche
65
The Conquest and Colonialism
89
From Independence to the Revolution
117
The Dialectic of Solitude
195
The Other Mexico
213
Note
215
Olympics and Tlatelolco
221
Development and Other Mirages
238
Critique of the Pyramid
284
Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude
327
Mexico and the United States
355

The Mexican Intelligentsia
151
The Present Day
175
The Philanthropic Ogre
377
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