Few magazines have left a strong mark in Mexican and Latin American journalism like Plural. Between 1971 and 1976 Octavio Paz directed a publication which initial project was gaze at the creation of ?a magazine open to the world? that, eventually, would become the axis of Hispanic intellectual life. During five years its pages not only received the contributions of the greatest writers and critics of Spanish speaking, but also from more connoted representatives of world literature, who built a place of debate, aperture and freedom of creation. This book analyses with fidelity the environment of the magazine, underlining the political and cultural conditions that contributed to its rise and also to its sudden closure.