José Emilio Pacheco

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José Emilio Pacheco Berny at ITESM-Campus Ciudad de México 2010

José Emilio Pacheco Berny (June 30, 1939 – January 26, 2014) was a Mexican poet, essayist, novelist and short story writer. He is regarded as one of the major Mexican poets of the second half of the 20th century. The Berlin International Literature Festival has praised him as "one of the most significant contemporary Latin American poets".[1] In 2009 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize for his literary oeuvre.[2]

He taught at UNAM, as well as the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Essex, and many others in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

José Emilio Pacheco at ITESM-Campus Ciudad de México 2010

He died aged 74 in 2014 after suffering a cardiac arrest.[3]

Awards[edit]

He was awarded the following prizes: Premio Cervantes 2009, Reina Sofía Award (2009), Federico García Lorca Award (2005), Octavio Paz Award (2003), Pablo Neruda Award (2004), Ramón López Velarde Award (2003), Alfonso Reyes International Prize (2004), José Fuentes Mares National Prize for Literature (2000), National José Asunción Silva Poetry Award (1996), and Xavier Villaurrutia Prize. In 2013 he was awarded the Golden Wreath of the Struga Poetry Evenings festival in Struga, Macedonia.[4] He was elected by unanimous acclaim to the Mexican Academy (Academia Mexicana de la Lengua) on March 28, 2006. He was a member of The National College (El Colegio Nacional) since 1986.

Poetry[edit]

  • Los elementos de la noche
  • El reposo del fuego
  • La arena errante
  • Siglo pasado (Desenlace)
  • No me preguntes cómo pasa el tiempo (Don't Ask Me How the Time Goes by: Poems, 1964-1968)
  • El silencio de la luna
  • Tarde o temprano (Collected works)
  • La fábula del tiempo (Anthology)
  • José Emilio Pacheco: Selected Poems, Edited by George McWhirter (New Directions, 1987)
  • City of Memory and Other Poems, trans. David Lauer, Cynthia Steele (Collected Works)
  • Irás y no volverás
  • Islas a la deriva
  • Desde entonces
  • Miro la tierra
  • Gota de lluvia y otros poemas para niños y jóvenes (Anthology)
  • Álbum de zoología (Anthology)

Novel and short stories[edit]

  • El viento distante y otros relatos (1963)
  • Morirás lejos (1967)
  • El principio del placer (1972)
  • La sangre de Medusa (1977)
  • Las batallas en el desierto (1981)

Further reading[edit]

English:

  • Modern Spanish American poets. Second series / María Antonia Salgado, 2004
  • José Emilio Pacheco and the poets of the shadows / Ronald J Friis, 2001
  • Out of the volcano: portraits of contemporary Mexican artists / Margaret Sayers Peden, 1991
  • Tradition and renewal: essays on twentieth-century Latin American literature and culture / Merlin H Forster, 1975
  • The turning tides: the poetry of José Emilio Pacheco / Mary Kathryn Docter, 1991
  • Jose Emilio Pacheco: Selected Poems / Ed. George McWhirter, New Directions,1987
  • Time in the poetry of José Emilio Pacheco: images, themes, poetics / Judith Roman Topletz, 1983

Spanish:

  • José Emilio Pacheco : perspectivas críticas / Hugo J Verani, 2006
  • Ensoñación cósmica : poética de El reposo de fuego de José Emilio Pacheco / Betina Bahía Diwan, 2004
  • Dilemas de la poesía de fin de siglo : José Emilio Pacheco y Jaime Saenz / Elizabeth Pérez, 2001
  • José Emilio Pacheco : poeta y cuentista posmoderno / José de Jesús Ramos, 1992
  • El papel del lector en la novela mexicana contemporánea: José Emilio Pacheco/ Magda Graniela-Rodríguez, 1991
  • José Emilio Pacheco : poética y poesía del prosaísmo / Daniel Torres, 1990
  • La hoguera y el viento : José Emilio Pacheco ante la crítica / Hugo J Verani, 1987
  • José Emilio Pacheco / Luis Antonio de Villena, 1986
  • Ficción e historia : la narrativa de José Emilio Pacheco / Yvette Jiménez de Báez, 1979

References[edit]

  1. ^ "José Emilio Pacheco - Biography". International Literature Festival Berlin. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Woolls, Daniel (30 November 2009). "Cervantes Literary Award Goes To Mexican Pacheco". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/cultura/2014/jose-emilio-pacheco-muere-982622.html
  4. ^ "José Emilio Pacheco". Struga Poetry Evenings. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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