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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

John Wonder

First Committee Member

Graciela de Urteaga

Second Committee Member

Alberto Eraso


Although the purpose of this study is to concentrate on an analysis of Paz’s book of essays, El laberinto de la soledad, published in 1950 and revised and expanded in 1959, this writer feels that it would be in order to give a summary-listing of his poetry and other works. The reader will thus not only be able to follow the events of the author’s life, but he will also be able to grasp the details of his development as a writer and to understand his purpose in writing El laberinto de la soledad.