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The Labyrinth Of Solitude

Author : Octavio Paz
ISBN : 080215042X
Genre : History
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Examines Mexican character and culture, pre-Columbian societies, and relations between Mexico and the United States
Category: History

The Labyrinth Of Solitude

Author : Octavio Paz
ISBN : 0140189564
Genre : Mexico
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Winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature, this is Mexican poet and essayist Octavio Paz's analysis of his country's history and psyche and of United States-Mexican relations. This enlarged edition of The Labyrinth of Solitude contains the new texts that complete the book and bring it up to date. These include The Other Mexico which, written in response to the government massacre of three hundred students in the plaza of Tlatelolco in Mexico City, is at once a postscript and a revision of The Labyrinth of Solitude, Mexico and the United States and The Philanthropic Ogre. Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, is an interview with Claude Fell in which Paz takes a new look at his work
Category: Mexico

The Monkey Grammarian

Author : Octavio Paz
ISBN : 9781628727753
Genre : Philosophy
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Nobel Prize–winner Octavio Paz offers a dazzling mind journey to the sources of poetry. Poet, diplomat, writer, philosopher, hailed as an “intellectual literary one-man band” by the New York Times Book Review, Nobel Prize–winner Octavio Paz was a key figure in the Latin American Literary Renaissance and in world literature. In this entrancing work, part prose-poem and part rumination on the origins of language and the antic, erotic, sacred nature of poetry, Paz takes inspiration from Hanuman, the red-faced monkey chief and ninth grammarian of Hindu mythology. On a journey to the temple city of Galta in India—which Paz finds partially ruined in a leaf-filled countryside surrounded by forbidding hills—Hanuman’s mythical encounters serve as the springboard for the poet’s speculations on all manners of things, from movement and fixity to meaning and identity, the reality behind language, and the nature of nature. Images of the holy city, complete with the marauding monkeys for which it is known, constantly obtrude on his musings. Perhaps the most poetic of Paz’s prose works, The Monkey Grammarian is visual: every page is rich in images, of palaces and temples, pilgrims and sadhus, and the monkey god himself. Paz’s probing, crystalline prose makes this an unforgettable voyage of the mind.
Category: Philosophy

Conjunctions And Disjunctions

Author : Octavio Paz
ISBN : 1559701374
Genre : Fiction
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In a series of reflective essays, the Mexican-born Nobel laureate shares his observations on the complexities of human nature, the duality of the divine and the demonic, asceticism, eroticism, and comparisons of civilizations. Reprint.
Category: Fiction

The Labyrinth

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9780791098042
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines labyrinths in literary works ranging from Virgil's "Aeneid" to Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose."
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction