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Enrique González Rojo, Jr.

Mexican writer and philosopher

Enrique González Rojo, Jr. is ...


Born 5 October 1928 in Mexico City
Died 5 March 2021
Age 92 years, 5 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Mexico
Occupation philosopher

About Enrique González Rojo, Jr.

Enrique González Rojo, Jr. was a Mexican writer and philosopher who left an indelible mark on the literary world. Born on October 5, 1928, in Mexico City, Rojo was the son of Enrique González Martínez, a renowned poet and diplomat.

Rojo's early years were marked by a deep interest in literature and philosophy. He studied at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he earned a degree in philosophy and literature. He went on to earn a doctorate in philosophy from the Sorbonne in Paris.

Rojo's literary career began in the 1950s, with the publication of his first book of poetry, "El Hombre y la Ciudad" (Man and the City). He went on to publish several more books of poetry, including "La Voz del Viento" (The Voice of the Wind) and "El Canto del Tiempo" (The Song of Time).

Rojo was also a prolific essayist, and his works on philosophy and literature are considered some of the most important in Mexican intellectual history. His essays on the nature of language, the role of the writer in society, and the relationship between literature and politics are still widely read and studied today.

Rojo was a member of the Mexican Academy of Language and the National College, and he received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the National Prize for Arts and Sciences in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 1984.

Rojo passed away on December 26, 1995, but his legacy lives on through his writing and his influence on Mexican literature and philosophy. As fellow writer and philosopher Octavio Paz once said of Rojo, "He was a man of great intelligence, great culture, and great sensitivity, and his work will endure as a testament to his genius."


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