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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.
I have not read the entire book. I bought it to read the chapter on All Souls Day for a report I was writing. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Anne M. Dalton
I felt the author made some outlandish generalizations about Northamericans (the ones from the U.S.)
I stopped reading the book because I felt the author (for lack of another... Read more
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 5 months ago by Dan
This book is priceless. It is about Mexican history in the context of American Continents and the world. Read morePublished 5 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 7 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 7 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 13 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 14 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 14 months ago by Joaquin Hawkins