A couple of months ago I sat in the British Library enjoying a very simple pleasure – reading. The book in question: a Fondo de Cultura Económica collection of José Emilio Pacheco’s poetry, Tarde o Temprano. The book has all four poetry collections published by Pacheco in the 1960s – 1980s, plus some ‘free-flying’ poems which didn’t
It’s Friday afternoon and I would like to read something so very good, so very exciting and interesting and ‘oomph’! After a week of budgets, strategies and students, I’m ready for a bit of intellectual pampering. And nothing else will do – at least for me – but Octavio Paz. I have to say, I’m
This is not the best news to come to on a Wednesday morning… Carlos Fuentes, one of the best known Mexican novelists of the Boom, died at the age of 83 – http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2012/05/16/ While his political views might be somewhat questionable (after all, he was Luis Echeverría’s staunch supporter), his literary talent is self-evident. You
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