Gabriel Zaid


Born
in Monterrey, Mexico
January 24, 1934


Gabriel Zaid has been a member of the Mexican Academy of Language since 1986. He has distinguished himself for never appearing in public. A lot of his centre on poetry and and criticism of the literary establishment.

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La revista The Economist (4 de junio 2016) dedicó cinco páginas a examinar la idea de un ingreso básico universal. La revista The New Yorker (20 de junio 2016) habló de apoyos a la idea, tanto de izquierda como de derecha.

La revista Plural, 43 años antes, cuando la dirigía Octavio Paz, lo propuso ("Repartir en efectivo", noviembre de 1973). Y se pueden dar buenas razones.

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Published on August 01, 2016 12:40
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So Many Books: Reading and ...

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3.70 avg rating — 962 ratings — published 1996 — 18 editions
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Ómnibus de la poesía mexicana

4.29 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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Cómo leer en bicicleta

3.66 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1975 — 5 editions
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El secreto de la fama

3.78 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Cronología del progreso

3.94 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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El poder corrompe

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Dinero para la cultura

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La Poesía en la Práctica

3.93 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
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Leer

4.29 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Empresarios oprimidos

4.23 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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More books by Gabriel Zaid…
“¿Y para qué leer? ¿Y para qué escribir? Después de leer cien, mil, diez mil libros en la vida, ¿qué se ha leído? Nada. Decir: yo sólo sé que no he leído nada, después de leer miles de libros, no es un acto de fingida modestia: es rigurosamente exacto, hasta la primera decimal de cero por ciento. Pero ¿no es quizá eso, exactamente, socráticamente, lo que los muchos libros deberían enseñarnos? Ser ignorantes a sabiendas, con plena aceptación. Dejar de ser ignorantes, para llegar a ser ignorantes inteligentes. [...] Quizá, por eso, la medida de la lectura no debe ser el número de libros leídos, sino el estado en que nos dejan.
¿Qué demonios importa si uno es culto, está al día o ha leído todos los libros? Lo que importa es cómo se anda, cómo se ve, cómo se actúa, después de leer. Si la calle y las nubes y la existencia de los otros tienen algo que decirnos. Si leer nos hace, físicamente, más reales.”
Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance

“The truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books without losing their composure or their desire for more.”
Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance

“What does it matter how cultivated and up-to-date we are, or how many thousands of books we’ve read? What matters is how we feel, how we see, what we do after reading; whether the street and the clouds and the existence of others mean anything to us; whether reading makes us, physically, more alive.”
Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books

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