By Rodney Williamson
Born in Mexico urban in 1914, author, poet, and diplomat Octavio Paz received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990, 8 years earlier than his loss of life in 1998. The Writing within the Stars explores Paz's lifestyles and ideas by way of setting up a discussion among the constitution and ordinary pictures of his significant poems and the information of Carl Jung.
Although different literary critics have pointed to Jungian suggestions in Paz, a entire research at the topic has but to be undertaken. Rodney Williamson takes up this problem, adopting a Jungian point of view to discover successive levels of Paz's poetry. Williamson illustrates how archetypal pictures infuse Paz's early poetry and his surrealist interval and indicates how the round constitution of Paz's longer poems, equivalent to 'Piedra de sol' and 'Blanco,' are according to the jap sacred circle or mandala, an incredible archetype of psychic wholeness in Jung. He argues clutch of the mental value of Jung's archetypes is key to knowing some of the syntheses of inventive fact and lifestyles sought by means of Paz at varied defining moments of his occupation as a poet. The Writing within the Stars will turn out interesting to a person attracted to Latin-American literature, Jungian psychology, or serious theory.