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Any individual willing to read this book will finish it understanding Mexican culture and history better.
The Labyrinth of Solitude is a series of essays written by Octavio Paz philosophically discussing death, birth, and love.
Since those years (the 50's), this radiography hasn't change a lot and this book has become a truly must read book.
Necessary text for a pol.sci. class on Mexico. Very esoteric and spiritual in context and rather convoluted for this empiricist to accept. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dan
This book is priceless. It is about Mexican history in the context of American Continents and the world. Read morePublished 3 months ago by LaurentG
This book reads like a long, fascinating essay, on Mexico and its people. One of the best and most famous sections deals with the Mexican conception of death; which is accepted and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Anne-Marie
He seems to think North America is just Canada/US instead of 23 independent countries. Such blatant inaccuracies make me suspicious of the other claims in the book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Keith Cowan
Spectacular prose. Octavio was a sexist bastard, but extremely eloquent. That this is translated is sort of mind blowing because of how cohesive the words are.Published 11 months ago by Timothy
Excellent!! Not surprised though, it was written by a Mexican Nobel Prize winner in literature. Octavio Paz, in my mind, is the best writer that Mexico has given birth to.Published 12 months ago by Fernando Haro
Octavio Paz pulls no punches in a self examination of his country's psyche and culture. We are expats residing in Mexico and know there are things here that easily perturb and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joaquin Hawkins
This book for was for a graduate school course. Received in condition expected. Please it didn't have that old, musty smell like many older books. Thank you. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marilynn Barr
This book brings the conception of one's consciousness as a Mexican into writing. The author is very eloquent and convincing in his analysis.Published 15 months ago by Babak