RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 332832 LA English T1 The labyrinth of solitude: life and thought in Mexico. A1 Paz, Octavio,, PB Grove Press PP New York YR 1962 SN 0394172426 9780394172422 AB "One of the major poets of our time here probes and defines Mexican character and culture in a series of essays. Silence, irony, the formalization of social life -- these are the masks that permit the Mexican to conceal his personality. Far more than an interpretation of his own country alone, this book is also a penetrating commentary on the plight of Latin America today as a whole, an enlightening view of the North American -- "who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens, and moral precepts" -- and a universally applicable evaluation of the situation of contemporary man." [Back cover].