The Labyrinth of Solitude is a book-length essay by Octavio Paz, first published in One of his most famous works, it consists of nine parts: “The Pachuco. Pachuco refers to a subculture of Chicanos and Mexican-Americans, associated with zoot suits, The Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz writes in the essay, ” The Pachuco and Other Extremes” that the Pachuco phenomenon paralleled the . In “The Pachuco and Other Extremes,” the Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat Octavio Paz grapples with the issues related to the search for the national identity .
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El Laberinto De La Soledad by Octavio Paz
Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will octavoi order arrive? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description If one had to identify one central, defining text from modern Mexican culture, it would be Octavio Paz’s famous essay, El laberinto de la soledad. This fully annotated edition includes the complete text in Spanish with the author’s final revisionsand notes and additional material in English.
The editor’s introduction contextualizes the essay and discusses central features: The intellectual sources identified range from Marx, Nietzsche and Freud to the more contemporary ones of the French College of Sociology Cailloisthe Surrealist movement, the ideas of D.
Several lines of interpretation are examined to show how the work dl be read as a psycho-historical essay, an autobiographical construct or a modern literary myth. Transdisciplinary by nature, this literary essay is both an imaginative construction of personal and national identity, and also a critical deconstruction of dominant stereotypes.
It seeks to redefine the complex relationships that exist between psychology, myth, history and Mexican culture. This eel also includes excerpts of the author’s opinions on his essay, a time-line of Mexican history, a selected vocabulary, and themes for discussion and debate.
Paz’s first full-length prose work remains his most well-known and widely read text, and this edition will appeal to sixth-form and university students, teachers, researchers and general readers with a knowledge of Spanish.
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