Conjunctions and Disjunctions

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Arcade Publishing, 1990 - Fiction - 148 pages
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One of the great minds of the 20th century explores the duality of human nature in all its variations in cultures around the world. Fascinated by the polarity of being, Paz has boldly attempted to write a |history of man|. Unlike countless other histories that simply chronicle civilizations and cultures, Paz's work explores the human heart, the meaning of human nature and the duality that exists within all beings and, it would seem, all things. Ranging across cultures and centuries, Paz explores opposites and contradiction through the ages.

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User Review  - Suresh Nair - Goodreads

An interesting book although the presentation is far from neat and is mostly cluttered. The body, non body, soul, spirit, eroticism, the path followed by many religions are attempted from a depth but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maddy - Goodreads

One of my all-time favourites. It was mistakenly put in the "new fiction" rack at the Kitchener Public Library, circa 2001. The exploration of the differences of Eastern and Western appreciation of duality shapes my understanding of the world, to this day. Highly recommended! Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Octavio Paz (1914-1998) was born in Mexico City. He wrote many volumes of poetry, as well as a prolific body of remarkable works of non ction on subjects as varied as poetics, literary and art criticism, politics, culture, and Mexican history. He was awarded the Jerusalem Prize in 1977, the Cervantes Prize in 1981, and the Neustadt Prize in 1982. He received the German Peace Prize for his political work, and finally, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.

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