Pacheco: Language is my treasure

  The famous Mexican writer Jose Emilio Pacheco had the most moving day of his life. On April 23, 2010, accompanied by his wife Cristina and two daughters, Pacheco received the highest award in Spanish literature – the Cervantes Award from the Spanish King Juan Carlos, and Received a bonus of 125,000 euros. The award ceremony took place in the Cervantes Hall of the University of Alcalá de Henares, not far from Madrid, the home of Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote”.
  Founded in 1976, this award is held every year to reward outstanding Spanish-language writers, aiming to promote the continuous prosperity of Spanish-language literature. The Cervantes Literary Award was personally presented by the Spanish King Juan Carlos, and the Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero, the Minister of Culture, the dean of the Cervantes Institute and the dean of the Royal Spanish Language Institute attended the award ceremony.
  Pacheco’s acceptance speech is the shortest among the previous winners, because he never does things publicity and hates grandstanding. But the process is very exciting and touching. Before accepting the award, when he walked through the security check, his trousers were about to fall off. He was not nervous at all. He smiled and said that he blamed his trousers for not having suspenders. The wise expression drew applause.
  Pacheco first recalled two dates: 1547, the year Cervantes was born; and 1947, when he was just 8 years old when he first watched the play “Don Quixote”. “From that day on I began to understand that there is another reality called fiction. I also discovered that the language I speak every day turns out to be a unique asset that others can understand and use…inadvertently entered Carlos F. The ‘La Mancha Territory,’ as Entes [a prominent Mexican writer] called it, never left.”
  For Pacheco, Don Quixote was not an easy story, and he seemed saddened to talk about it. . He said that Cervantes used the writing of “Don Quixote” as a means of revenge, and was injustice for his painful life.
  Pacheco said he felt it was “don’t-quick-like unrealistic” to accept the huge prize money, and he really hoped it was given to Cervantes. “If Cervantes had this money in his last years, his life would have been easier. As we all know, the great success of his works did not bring him any financial return.”
  Pacheco said with emotion Said: “The situation of Cervantes has not changed, only the name has changed. Almost all writers now, whether you like it or not, are members of the ‘beggar’ family. The reason is that the electronic age we live in makes The problem is getting more acute,”
  he concluded by referring to 2010. At the beginning of 2010, unpredictable disasters occurred: earthquakes, volcanic ash, poverty, violence, and Mexico faced the same problems. Everything is changing, and it is changing rapidly, and disasters are everywhere. But in the midst of this catastrophe, when fear is getting closer to people today, Don Quixote’s mystery and honor are more powerful than ever to answer us.
  Spain’s culture minister spoke highly of the Mexican poet, calling Pacheco a master of time and a great allegorist. Saying his words warned people that life is short, don’t waste it, cherish the time, and make a difference. The culture minister said she admired Pacheco’s personality. He has obviously chosen the latter to be a member of the public, apart from being aloof from the masses. Because his decades of creation are the best testimony. His poetry will help people improve themselves and become strong.
  The King of Spain praised Pacheco as a creative and versatile writer, a collection of poets, novelists, literary critics, translators, playwrights, and editors. “His pen summed up kindness and simplicity, humanity and fraternity.” He thanked Pacheco for his selfless dedication to literary studies and the future development of Spanish literature.
  Pacheco was born on June 30, 1939. He graduated from the best school in Mexico, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and worked as a professor in many well-known universities in Mexico, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and other countries. Representative works include: the collection of short stories “Blood of Medusa, the Banshee” (1958), the collection of poems “Dormancy of Fire” (1966), “Sooner or later” (2009), “Last Century” (2010), the collection of short stories ” The True Meaning of Joy” (1972), the collection of poems “Wandering Island” (1976). Also compiled the Selected Works of Modernist Poems.
  Pacheco has won several literary awards, the most important of which are the Mexican National Language and Literature Award in 1992, and the Spanish Queen Sofia Poetry Award in May 2009 with a prize of 42,100 euros, which was awarded in Salamanca, Spain. the University.

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