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Paz, Octavio (Translated by Helen R. Lane) . OCTAVIO PAZ: CONJUNCTIONS AND DISJUNCTIONS. New York City, NY: The Viking Press, 1974. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 148 pages. Fine/Fine.

Collection of essays that add up to the author's highly personal "History of Man". One of the most important literary texts of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The Renaissance Man of Mexican literature, Paz was considered its greatest poet as early as the 1950's. Paz became a world figure with his elegiac study of Mexico, "The Labyrinth of Solitude", still the single best book on his beloved country. Paz was also a statesman who served in the Mexican government's diplomatic service. The author of more than 30 books, he is regarded as a hero in all of Latin America, despite - perhaps, because of - the fact that he resigned as Ambassador to India when Mexican police opened fire on a group of protesting students. Paz spent much of the rest of his life writing and teaching at Harvard and other universities in the United States and Europe. A "must-have" title for Octavio Paz collectors. This title has been out-of-print for almost thirty-five years and is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First English-language Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. The book's topstain is especially rich and even-toned. A very scarce copy thus. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER OCTAVIO PAZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0670237175. $50.00

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