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El laberinto de la soledad (Spanish Edition) (original 1950; edition 1959)

by Paz Octavio (Author)

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As well as the nine essays on his country's psyche and history that make up The Labyrinth of Solitude, this highly acclaimed volume also includes The Other Mexico, Paz's heartfelt response to the government massacre of over three hundred students in Mexico City in 1968, and Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, in which he discusses his famous work with Claude Fell. The two final essays contain further reflections on the Mexican government.… (more)
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Title:El laberinto de la soledad (Spanish Edition)
Authors:Paz Octavio (Author)
Info:Fondo de Cultura Económica (1959), Edition: Segunda, revisada y aumentada, 191 pages
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The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz (1950)

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Collection of essays in which the Nobel laureate describes and explains Mexican history and society. To understand Mexico and much of Latin America, this is a good read. Some of the essays were written during the politically charged 60s, but they are still readable today. ( )
  bloodravenlib | Aug 17, 2020 |
En este volúmen, Paz esboza con minuciosa detalle las conexiones entre las estructuras que hacemos los sujetos para ocultar nuestra carencia del otro, y las estructuras sociales en que nos hallamos, que exigen respuestas nuestras, y en que anhelamos (sin fé) dissolvernos en la "communión." Me sorprendió muchísimo su atención a la economía y a la geopolítica mundiales de su época -- no conozco a otro pensador de su tiempo que tuvo una mirada tan lúcida de las maneras en que los verdaderamente importantes conflictos del medio del Siglo XX eran las de las "periferias," y de la lucha en búsqueda de la dignidad individo y de un lugar mas-o-menos participante en la sociedad mundial.

No sé muy bien a donde zarpar desde las costas a las que Paz me guío; sus últimas conclusiones parecen señalar al regreso a una vida de forma vieja, "cerrada," quizá normal y consistente, como única respuesta a las exigencias del momento histórico en que estamos, y además sugieren que la igualdad internacional sea un paso imperdible de este camino de vuelta. ¿Pero no es eso una admisión que la misma ideologia de "desarrollo" y del tiempo "progresivo" que Paz (como tantos otros) critica nos muestra igual la única manera de avanzar? ¿No prescribe para México un acercarse al mundo "adelantado" que buscara una comunión imposible? ¿Cómo se vive, como individuo o como nación, una vida solitaria pero asegurada? ( )
  Roeghmann | Dec 8, 2019 |
Originally published 1950, calling for more democracy in Mexico.
  keylawk | Dec 30, 2012 |
An insightful book; yet in spite of its apparent tangencies with Mexican character, how unique does it really make them? After all, we all use masks, few of us open ourselves to strangers, and no one willingly "se raja." Still Paz's Spanish prose is intoxicating. ( )
1 vote Kendall41 | Jan 19, 2007 |
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As well as the nine essays on his country's psyche and history that make up The Labyrinth of Solitude, this highly acclaimed volume also includes The Other Mexico, Paz's heartfelt response to the government massacre of over three hundred students in Mexico City in 1968, and Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, in which he discusses his famous work with Claude Fell. The two final essays contain further reflections on the Mexican government.

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