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Essays deal with the author's credo as an artist and poet, the sixties drug culture, modern atheism, politics, and ethics.
Paperback, 215 pages
Published January 18th 1991 by Arcade Publishing
(first published 1973)
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Alternating ideas (as the title of the book suggests), this compendium of essays has a few common characteristics: a scrutinizing analysis of the world, humanistic views of Octavio Paz and the last, but not the least, the reflection of his genius. Although at a glance, this all looks like an amalgamation of thoughts: poetry, Marxism, Sartre, Baudelaire, drugs, revolution, Maoism, industrialization and Third world countries; they all come together under Octavio Paz sincere concern for humanity an ...more
Octavio Paz Lozano (March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998) was a Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1982 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature ("for impassioned writing with wide horizons, characterized by sensuous intelligence and humanistic integrity.")More about Octavio Paz...