The Labyrinth of Solitude

And the Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; The Philanthropic Ogre


Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802150424

Category: History

Page: 398

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Examines Mexican character and culture, pre-Columbian societies, and relations between Mexico and the United States

The Labyrinth


Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791098044

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 5197

Examines labyrinths in literary works ranging from Virgil's "Aeneid" to Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose."

Understanding Octavio Paz


Author: Jose Quiroga

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570032639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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In this comprehensive examination of the work of Octavio Paz - winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature and Mexico's important literary and cultural figure - Jose Quiroga presents an analysis of Paz's writings in light of works by and about him. Combining broad erudition with scholarly attention to detail, Quiroga views Paz's work as an open narrative that explores the relationships between the poet, his readers and his time.

The Labyrinth of Love


Author: Michael Cantwell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440180962

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 4048

The Labyrinth of Love is a love story set amid the social and political upheavals of contemporary Mexico. The legend of the plumed serpent runs through the book, illuminating the theme of love and sacrifice and guiding the protagonist, Thomas Ryan, an aging American photographer, in his quest for love and artistic success. The hero's struggle takes place in the context of his relationship with Maria Lopez, a beautiful young Mexican woman. A central theme of the novel turns on the intrusiveness of the photographer in pursuit of his art. In two critical scenes, Ryan is forced to realize that he has exploited both his Mexican lover and a community of Mayan Indians for the sake of his career in the United States. The choice he ultimately makes transcends his ambition for fame and brings him to a surprisingly altered relationship with Maria.

The Concept of Other in Latin American Liberation

Fusing Emancipatory Philosophic Thought and Social Revolt


Author: Eugene Walker Gogol

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739103319

Category: Philosophy

Page: 385

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In this exciting new study, Eugene Gogol interweaves three strands that form the intellectual bedrock for the concept of the Other in the Latin American context: Hegel's dialectic of negativity, Marx's humanism, and autochthonal emancipatory thought. From this foundation, the book explores the relation of liberatory philosophic thought to today's social and class movements. Gogol considers the logic of capitalism on Latin American soil, the ecological crisis in Latin America, and the concept and practice of self-liberation. Still one of the most contested terrains of Latin American thought, the Other has been of central concern for many luminary thinkers including Leopoldo Zea, Octavio Paz, and JosZ Carlos MariOtegui. While these writers may not garner much publicity in the world press, the highly public and ongoing struggles of the Zapatistas and Brazil's Landless Workers Movement demonstrate the continuing need to theorize the volatile nature of Latin American social reality.

The Labyrinth of Solitude: Life and Thought in Mexico


Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic


Category: Mexico

Page: 212

View: 9577

"One of the major poets of our time here probes and defines Mexican character and culture in a series of essays. Silence, irony, the formalization of social life -- these are the masks that permit the Mexican to conceal his personality. Far more than an interpretation of his own country alone, this book is also a penetrating commentary on the plight of Latin America today as a whole, an enlightening view of the North American -- "who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens, and moral precepts" -- and a universally applicable evaluation of the situation of contemporary man." [Back cover].