El Laberinto de la Soledad y Otras Obras

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Octavio 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 Octavio Paz' 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 Postscript, Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, and ...

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Overview

Octavio 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 Octavio Paz' 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 Postscript, Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, and Mexico and the United States, 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140258837
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Penguin Ediciones Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 216,968
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature, and past recipient of the Jersusalem 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 as also served as a Mexican diplomat in France and Japan, and as ambassador to India.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2003

    México y EEUU arnieworld@hotmail.com

    Mi primera introducción hace unos tres años, a la mente y el genio de Octavio Paz, fue por el ensayo que se encuentra a finales del cuerpo principal de expresión pazana. Sin embargo yo leí ese ensayo en inglés cuatro o cinco veces antes de haberme leído yo mismo el Laberinto. De veras no es un título sin haberse merecido tal nombre; es realmente un Laberinto que no sugiero que se atreviesa porque el lector en su corazón se le llevará a cabo la tristeza de haber reconocido el estado del espíritu hispanoamericano o algo-occidental Se me parece, y por eso os sugiero, que el Laberinto simplemente es un sendero muy complicado para alcanzar al final el tesoro - o sea la verdadera riqueza y realización por haber hilado tal larga, facetada, y eserpentina historia par dar a luz 28 años más tarde el pote plateado y dorado. Primero, Paz tuvo que pasar unos años viajando y saboreando el universo cabal - notablemente la India, antes de haberse convertido en un verdadero mexicano. Yo mismo puedo identificar con él en ese sentido al esperar a mi mujer casi un año - el corazón se madura en la ausencia. Podríamos sustituir 'la ausencia' con 'la soledad' De ahí brota los pámpanos infantiles que toca el mundo como nunca se ha tocado antes. Sugiero que se lea 'Ladera Este' también para ganar una afilada percepción de la otraedad y distinguirla con respecto a las enórmes diferencias entre el occidente mexicano contra el estadounidense. Nos equivocamos gravemente si muy descuidadosamente denominamos a México ser al igual que el resto del mundo occidental. En resumidas cuentas, es mi creencia que la soledad norteamericana que tengo yo, halla su premio y su alegrón de la vida en la investigación de sus raices y la festización y la orgíazación de todo de gran valor de la conciencia humana y de nuestro pasado colectivo. Estoy harto de la soledad! Me imagino como sería si me cambiara a ser ciudadano mexicano al revés de mi estado actual; ¿me alegraría? o ¿echaría yo de menos las riquezas norteamericanas que experimentamos nosotros todos? o ¿me pondría bien feliz con la perpétua fiesta y el éxtasis mexicano? decidme que pensáis

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