Itinerary: An Intellectual Journey

Itinerary: An Intellectual Journey

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Overview

The final legacy of the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Labyrinth of Solitude

Itinerary records the evolution of the political ideas of Octavio Paz, the great Mexican writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. It is an intellectual autobiography, in a sense, but also a sentimental and even passionate one. In his thoughts Paz realized the past was inseparable from the present. And so he tells the story of his journey through time, from youth to adulthood. It is not a straight line, nor is it a circle; it is instead a spiral that turns ceaselessly over, bringing into view a time seventy years in the past and the actions of today. It is the final work by a great thinker and a magnificent writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156010719
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/12/2001
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Octavio Paz was born in 1914 and died in 1998. The author of eighteen books, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.

JASON WILSON is the author of Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine and Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits. He writes regularly for the Washington Post and the New York Times. Wilson has been the series editor of The Best American Travel Writing since its inception in 2000. His work can be found at jasonwilson.com.
 

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Notice5
How and why I wrote The Labyrinth of Solitude7
Itinerary29
AppendixImaginary Gardens: A Memoir99
Afterword113
Notes119

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