José Emilio Pacheco

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José Emilio Pacheco
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José Emilio Pacheco Berny in 2009
Born
José Emilio Pacheco Berny

June 30, 1939
Mexico City, Mexico
DiedJanuary 26, 2014 (aged 74)
Mexico City, Mexico
NationalityMexican
Alma mater National Autonomous University of Mexico
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy

José Emilio Pacheco Berny Loudspeaker.svg audio   (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]

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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.

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

Awards

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José Emilio Pacheco with an award

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.

Works

Poetry

Novel and short stories

Further reading

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References

  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. "jose-emilio-pacheco-muere".
  4. "José Emilio Pacheco". Struga Poetry Evenings. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2013.