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    Octavio Paz's The Labyrinth of Solitude

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    Octavio Paz's The Labyrinth of Solitude is the focus of this report consisting of five pages. There are no other sources cited in the bibliography.

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    nation where the sun abounds, a prodigious sun, but also a dark and black country." Bibliography lists only the primary source. BWopaz.wps gail.s.thornton@pharmacia.com  El laberinto de la soledad (The Labyrinth of Solitude) By: C.B. Rodgers - September 2001 -- for more  information on using this paper properly! Introduction One problem associated with literature from the Spanish-speaking world, whether that be a South or Central American nation, Spain, or the  neighborhoods of East Los Angeles is that far too little of it reaches readers in North America and the rest of the world. As a result, the lyricism of  Pablo Nerudas poetry, the metaphysical intellectualism of Jorge Luis Borges, or the boldness of Californian poet Alma Luz Villaneuva is lost to millions of readers. Octavio Paz, poet, humanist,  essayist can certainly be classified in this category. A 1990 Nobel laureate, Paz was born in 1914 in Mexico City and died in that same city in 1998. He  was the first Mexican to with the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Labyrinth of Solitude "The Labyrinth of Solitude," (1950) for which Paz is best known, is a classic study  of modern (or at least mid-20th century) Mexico -- its psyche and its culture. He described Mexico as "a nation where the sun abounds, a prodigious sun, but also a  dark and black country." The sharp genius of Pazs momentous essay "The Labyrinth of Solitude" addressed how he perceived Mexicos dark forces as well as revealing how his many years  of living outside of Mexico, in Spain, India, the United States, France, and Japan, influenced him as an individual and in how he viewed his homeland. In "The Labyrinth of 

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