Jaime Sabines, One of Mexico's best Writers
Jaime Sabines; One of the most beloved in Mexican poetry, he was born on March 23, 1926 and died in 1999. He studied at the School of Medicine and Philosophy and Literature at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. He had public posts as Federal Deputy, and President of the Culture Commission at the Chamber of Deputies. His poetry and diverse writings have been translated into a dozen languages. Among his multiple recognitions are Premio Chiapas, 1959; Premio Javier Villaurrutia, 1972; Premio Sourasky de Letras, 1982, Premio Nacional de Lingüística y Literatura in 1983, among others.
Jaime Sabines is one of the most important poets in Mexico. Sabines sees poetry as a collective act, a shared creation with the basic principle of the other; the other as the destination of the metaphor, the word game, the intention. A meaning given to his works: Horal, 1950; La Señal, 1951; Tarumba, 1956; Yuria, 1967; Mal Tiempo, 1971; Algo Sobre la Muerte del Mayor Sabines, 1973; Nuevo Recuento de Poemas, 1977; Uno es el Poeta. Sabines Frente a sus Críticos, 1986; La Poesía en el Corazón del Hombre, Jaime Sabines en sus Sesenta Años, 1987; Uno es el Hombre, 1990. He died in 1999.
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