La otredad en el arco y la lira de octavio paz

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The aim of this article is to carry out a study on the theory of otherness in three essays from the book El arco y la lira by Octavio Paz: “La otra orilla”, “La inspiración” and “Los signos en rotación”. Given that the otherness is a philosophical problem that dates back to ancient times, a theoretical frame was included in order to expose a background, adopt a methodology and formulate a hypothesis regarding the characteristics of Paz’ theory. The hypothesis suggests that a certain affinity can be found with Hegel’s dialectics in that for Paz the search for otherness is a dialectical process between being and non-being, between the self and the non-self (the other), and later on this supposition was confirmed in the analysis. Furthermore, three different and complementary visions on otherness were found in the three essays: In “La otra orilla”, Paz argues that the poetic revelation is similar to the religious one insofar as it entails an act of “plunging into the other”; in “La inspiración”, he adopts a surrealist perspective, according to which the poetic experience implies a “fusion with the other”; and, finally, in “Los signos de rotación”, most similarities with Hegel were disclosed, especially when Paz suggests that the other should be associated with “being as change”, rejecting the traditional idea of “death”.

Título traducido de la contribuciónOtherness in el arco y la lira by octavio paz
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)315-329
Número de páginas15
PublicaciónAnales de Literatura Hispanoamericana
Volumen48
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 2019

Palabras clave

  • Dialectics
  • Existential conflict
  • Octavio Paz
  • Otherness
  • Transcendence

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