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Our territory is inhabited by a number of races speaking different languages and living on different historical levels…. A variety of epochs live side by side in the same areas or a very few miles apart, ignoring or devouring one another…. Past epochs never vanish completely, and blood still drips from all their wounds, even the most ancient.

—Octavio Paz, Labyrinth of Solitude

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How to cite this article:

Peter Lagerquist "In the Labyrinth of Solitude," Middle East Report 248 (Fall 2008).