Octavio Paz

The Labyrinth of Solitude: Life and Thought in Mexico


A nine-part essay by legendary Mexican poet Octavio Paz focused on Mexican identity and how reflection and solitude is fundamentally at the heart of Mexican culture.

The parts are titled as follows: "The Pachuco and other extremes", "Mexican Masks", "The Day of the Dead", "The Sons of La Malinche", "The Conquest and Colonialism", "From Independence to the Revolution", "The Mexican Intelligence", "The Present Day" and "The Dialectic of Solitude".

Soft cover. Translated by Lysander Kemp.

Edition: 1961.

Condition: Good, worn in vintage.

Measures ~5"x8". 212 pages.