The Double Flame by Octavio Paz
Love and Eroticism

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In this series of essays Paz explores the intimate connection between sex, eroticism, and love in literature throughout the ages. Rich in scope, The Double Flame examines everything from taboo to repression, Carnival to Lent, Sade to Freud, original sin to artificial intelligence. “Brimming with insight, thoughtfulness, and sincerity” (Kirkus Reviews). Translated by Helen Lane.
 

About Octavio Paz

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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.
 
Published June 1, 1996 by Mariner Books. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Paz's real purpose is to come around to the present with the message that eroticism and love must change now as they have changed throughout history.

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Nobel laureate Paz presents a humanist examination of the roles played by love and eros in modern life and society.

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In a gem of a book, Mexican poet, critic and essayist Paz explores the boundaries between love, sex and eros.

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