José Emilio Pacheco was born 30 June 1939, and died 26 January 2014
- The novel since its origins has been the privatization of history… the history of private life … and in that sense every novel is a historical novel….
- I am an enemy of the word and the notion of happiness, much of the unhappiness of the world is obsessively pursued.
- We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.
José Emilio Pacheco was a Mexican critic, novelist, short-story writer, translator, and poet. He wrote Battles in the Desert & Other Stories.
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