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5.0 out of 5 stars PAZ PERFECTLY DESCRIBES WHO MEXICANS ARE AND WHY THEY ARE, 3 Mar. 1999
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This review is from: The Labyrinth of Solitude ; the Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; the Philanthropic Ogre (Paperback)
No other book has been able to accurately describe the Mexican psyche as Paz has done in this book. His eloquent prose style captivates the Mexican spirit in all its grace and in all its sadness. He brings all of Mexico's conflicts and taboos together and strips off all its masks to reveal the Mexican. I found his style to be poetic, eloquent, and majestic. Never had I read a book as powerfull and truthfull as Paz's. It is no wonder Paz was honored to receive the Nobel prize for this work. Any individual willing to read this book will finish it understanding Mexican culture and history better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most complete and detailed radiography of Mexico., 26 Feb. 1999
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This review is from: The Labyrinth of Solitude ; the Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; the Philanthropic Ogre (Paperback)
Some say that when this masterpiece appeared in Mexico it was perceived as a mexican offending his own country, many censured Paz ideas:the birth of criticism and freedom of speech was taking place in Mexico.Since those years (the 50's), this radiography hasn't change a lot and this book has become a truly must read book. Its like a pre guide tour of one of the most mysterious countries in the world.Paz wrote about mexicans masks and inner faces. His sensual poetic prose dances with intelligence and beauty.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opener, 12 Dec. 2010
This review is from: The Labyrinth of Solitude ; the Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; the Philanthropic Ogre (Paperback)
I did not know much about Mexico because I've never been really interested by the country. A friend advised me this book which was a real revelation: it's a very interesting book that will allow you to understand this very complex country and the reasons behind the Mexican's attitude and why they look so reserved when you meet them. Octavio Paz dissects the past of Mexico (pre-Columbian and post post-columbian worlds) to explain today's Mexico. If you are interested in the south american cultures and there deep roots in the past of this continent (Incas, Mayas..) you will love this book!
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8 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificant top of the line, 12 Nov. 1998
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This review is from: The Labyrinth of Solitude ; the Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; the Philanthropic Ogre (Paperback)
To Octavio Paz you were a great writer to bad you have perished. This is book that will help any gringo who doesn't understand the mexican mentallity will be able to consume it verbally. And also for those who have some background of mexican ancestry will not be ignorant of there culture and learn more about it. Viva Mexico!
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