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Jose Emilio Pacheco is a down-to-earth poet; of course, it does not mean that he lacks flair; but that he puts wings to things that normally do not have them or rather to what does not have them at first sight. And in the meantime, he stays on the ground, watching them fly… Now that he has received the Cervantes Prize for Literature he has many eyes on him, but in some way he’s always had them, because his literature speaks on friendly terms with the ordinary man, and most people like writers tell them about the beauty of the world (or about its ugliness, when the time comes) clearly, without rhetoric or grandiloquences. Clear does not mean simple, and when you read Pacheco’s poetry, or his prose, you immediately notice an extraordinary rigor and an ease to direct the most dissimilar and witty ideas of life and things through the most unpolluted linguistic paths.
José Emilio Pacheco en su discurso durante la entrega del premio Cervantes. 23 de abril de 2010. Foto: Uly Martin, El País.