Jan 99 José Emilio Pacheco & Coral Bracho
José Emilio Pacheco & Coral Bracho
José Emilio Pacheco and Coral Bracho
The Centre for Mexican Studies, Department of Hispanic Studies at UCC was delighted to welcome two of Latin America's most distinguished writers: José Emilio Pacheco, Mexico's most famous poet, and Coral Bracho, a writer whose reputation for penetrating and original work is already established.
Pacheco published his first book of poetry in 1958 and since then his work has captured the attention of an international readership. Generally considered to be Mexico's foremost poet, in 1996 he recieved the José Asunción Silva award for the best book of poetry published in Spanish betwen 1990 and 1995. He is also a brilliant essayist and a gifted novelist and short-story writer. He has translated a number of texts from English by, among others, Beckett, Pinter, Wilde and TS Eliot.
Bracho is one of the leading poets of Mexico's younger generation. Her poetry is a permanent subversion of the common meaning of words and her texts are as magnetic as they are erotic. In 1981, she was awarded the prestigious National Poetry Prize.
Both poets read from a selection of their own poetry in English translation.
13th of January, 1999 - Aula Maxima - 6 p.m.