Recipient of the 1982 Neustadt Prize for Literature, Mexican poet and essayist Octavio Paz is one of the world's foremost writers, whose trenchant analysis of Mexican society and the United States-Mexican relations has yet to be equalled. This collection includes The Labyrinth of Solitude: Life and Thought in Mexico, his best-known work, which deftly probes Mexican character and culture. The Other Mexico, written in response to the government massacre of three hundred students in the Plaza of Tlatelolco in Mexico City, traces what Paz calls the "invisible history" of Mexico. Published in a book for the first time are the recent essays "Mexico and the United States," and "The Philanthropic Ogre," reflections on the Mexican government. In "Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude," an interview with Claude Fell, Paz takes a new look at his famous work.
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