Fernando Benítez, centenario

“Mi mérito, si tengo alguno, es reconocer el talento.

 No lo he descubierto, sólo he estimulado

a los que lo tienen, lo que es diferente”.

Fernando Benítez


Hacia el ocaso del año, en la sala principal del Palacio de Bellas Artes, el poeta José Emilio Pacheco, el narrador Carlos Fuentes y el diseñador Vicente Rojo se reunieron para conmemorar al uno de los más notables impulsores de la cultura en México, a cien años de su nacimiento.

Fernando Benítez es considerado el creador del periodismo cultural en nuestro país; fue un personaje de múltiples roles, fungiendo como novelista histórico, ensayista, antropólogo, historiador, profesor y sobre todo periodista. Su motor fue la cultura en todas sus formas y formatos.

La fecha exacta de su nacimiento es incierta, unos afirman sucedió el 10 de enero de 1912 en la Ciudad de México, otros, apuntan, ocurrió en los días sucesivos, el 16 del mismo mes. Se inició, sin embargo, en el periodismo hacia 1934 como colaborador de Revista de Revistas y fue profesor de la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales de la UNAM por muchos años, desde donde impulsó a varias generaciones de periodistas y escritores.

Dirigió los diarios El nacional, Daily News y Diario de la tarde. Poseía un sentido crítico independiente y comprometido con la verdad, fue un gran divulgador de la cultura mexicana en períodos brillantes del pensar nacional a través de los suplementos que encabezó, entre los que destacan: Revista Mexicana de Cultura, México en la cultura, La Cultura en México, Sábado, La Jornada Semanal y Libros de La Jornada.

Su papel fue tan importante para el acontecer cultural de nuestro país que se ve reflejado en dichas publicaciones, centros de creación y de debate en donde colaboraron reconocidos intelectuales y en donde se formaron los escritores que hoy admiramos.

Además de periodista, reportero y ensayista polémico, Benítez fue un gran escritor. Entre sus textos destacan: Los indios de México, El agua envenenada y El Rey Viejo, en los cuales manifestó la necesidad de incorporar a las culturas indígenas centenarias al México moderno, siempre respetando sus costumbres y creencias. Como él mismo apuntó después de su labor: “Comprendí que no había un México sino muchos Méxicos”.

El homenaje en Bellas Artes fue una sesión repleta de anécdotas que buscaban reflejar el carácter de Benítez, el creador de suplementos fundamentales en los cuales se formaron algunos de los escritores y artistas que hoy día resultan referentes. No es azaroso que los panelistas principales fueran ejemplos de ello: Carlos Fuentes, José Emilio Pacheco, Vicente Rojo.

Fueron ellos quienes recordaron el año de 1961, cuando a Fernando Benítez le pidieron la renuncia en el suplemento México en la cultura, que editó durante 13 años en el diario Novedades. El trascendido mayor de entonces fue que dicho acto desencadenó numerosas renuncias en un gesto insólito de solidaridad que no se había visto hasta entonces en la historia del periodismo mexicano, un gesto que no se vería sino muchos años después, cuando el mítico “golpe a Excélsior” en julio de 1976.

Carlos Fuentes aseguró que el mejor homenaje que se le puede rendir a quien es considerado “el creador del periodismo cultural moderno en México”, es volver a leer su obra, porque eso sería como acercarse al siglo XX en México.

Desde la perspectiva de José Emilio Pacheco, no se puede concebir al México contemporáneo sin los suplementos de Benítez, de ahí su convencimiento de que la memoria de nuestro país tiene una deuda con él. “Siempre me ha conmovido pensar que Fernando Benítez fue el continuador de Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, quien sobre la patria en ruinas luchó por levantar el edificio de las letras y de las artes, como una respuesta y una barrera contra ola de sangre y de barbarie.”



  1. All varieties of investments include certain dangers.

  2. Very good article! We are linking to this great content on our site. Keep up the good writing.

  3. I visited several sites however the audio quality for audio songs current at this

  4. I got this web page from my friend who shared with me about this site
    and now this time I am browsing this website and reading very informative content
    at this place.

  5. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for
    me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out
    a developer to create your theme? Exceptional work!

  6. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am
    impressed! Extremely useful information particularly the last part 🙂 I care for such info a lot.

    I was seeking this particular information for a long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

  7. This site definitely has all the information and

  8. Hi every one, here every person is sharing these familiarity, so it’s nice
    to read this weblog, and I used to visit this website daily.

  9. Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.

    Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

  10. Thank you for the good writeup. It in reality used to be a enjoyment account it.
    Look complex to more introduced agreeable from you! By
    the way, how can we be in contact?

  11. Investors do pay direct and oblique prices.

  12. The way I see it,Jordan it’s basketball,Jordan Lillard told Yahoo Sports. I know I ain’t no b—–ass mother——; so it doesn’t bother me.

  13. This is a really good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere. Simple but very accurate info Thank you for sharing this one. A must read article!

  14. My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different web page and thought I should check things out.

    I like what I see so now i’m following you.
    Look forward to finding out about your web page yet again.

  15. Asking questions are really pleasant thing if you are not understanding
    something totally, but this article gives good understanding yet.

  16. Good day! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that
    would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward
    to new updates.

  17. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I
    realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  18. I am now not positive the place you’re getting
    your info, however great topic. I must spend a while finding
    out more or working out more. Thank you for great information I used to be in search of
    this information for my mission.

  19. Thanks in favor of sharing such a nice thought, post is pleasant, thats why
    i have read it completely

  20. What a information of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious experience concerning unexpected emotions.

  21. And that is an funding danger value taking.

  22. Fastidious answer back in return of this query with
    real arguments and describing all on the topic of that.

  23. Very good post. I certainly appreciate this site.
    Keep it up!

  24. I have been exploring for a little for any high quality articles
    or blog posts in this sort of space . Exploring in Yahoo I
    at last stumbled upon this website. Reading this info So i
    am happy to show that I’ve an incredibly good uncanny
    feeling I discovered exactly what I needed.
    I such a lot no doubt will make certain to do not overlook this web site and give it a
    glance on a constant basis.

  25. I truly appreciate this post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

  26. My brother recommended I might like this website. He was
    totally right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how
    much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  27. Really informative post.Thanks Again. Great.

  28. If you desire to increase your knowledge only keep visiting this website and be
    updated with the newest information posted here.

  29. Incredible points. Great arguments. Keep up the amazing spirit.

  30. I every time spent my half an hour to read this
    web site’s articles or reviews everyday along with a cup of coffee.

  31. Thank you for some other great article. The place else could anybody
    get that type of information in such an ideal approach of writing?
    I’ve a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such info.

  32. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a
    lot of exclusive content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it
    is popping it up all over the web without my
    agreement. Do you know any ways to help stop content from being ripped off?
    I’d definitely appreciate it.

  33. Think about investments that offer quick annuities.

  34. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is
    needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog
    like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web savvy so I’m not
    100% sure. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  35. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well
    written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read extra of your useful information.
    Thank you for the post. I will certainly comeback.

  36. Many thanks for sharing this first-class write-up. Very interesting ideas! (as always, btw)

  37. Howdy, i read your blog occasionally and
    i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments?
    If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can advise?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any
    help is very much appreciated.

  38. ufaqqg,Wonderful one thank you so much !

  39. gyuronv,Some really nice stuff on this website, I enjoy it.

  40. Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your
    website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the knowledge you provide here
    and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised
    at how fast your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G ..
    Anyways, awesome site!

  41. I visit daily some sites and sites to read articles or reviews, except
    this web site offers feature based articles.

  42. Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo
    News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!

    Appreciate it

  43. Hello There. I found your blog the usage of msn. That is a very smartly written article.

    I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read
    more of your useful info. Thank you for the post. I’ll definitely return.

  44. Your style is very unique compared to other folks I’ve read stuff from.

    Many thanks for posting when you’ve got the
    opportunity, Guess I’ll just bookmark this web site.

  45. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your content seem to be
    running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I
    figured I’d post to let you know. The design look great though!
    Hope you get the issue solved soon. Kudos

  46. Superb post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further.

  47. Piece of writing writing is also a excitement, if you be
    acquainted with afterward you can write or else it is
    difficult to write.

  48. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems
    of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a
    lot of completely unique content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced
    but it seems a lot of it is popping it up
    all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know any techniques to help reduce
    content from being ripped off? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  49. Very quickly this web page will be famous among all blogging
    and site-building visitors, due to it’s nice content

  50. When someone writes an piece of writing he/she maintains the thought of
    a user in his/her brain that how a user can be aware of it.
    Therefore that’s why this post is amazing. Thanks!

  51. Major thankies for the blog.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

  52. An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment.

    I think that you ought to write more on this subject, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people do not discuss such issues.
    To the next! Kind regards!!

  53. Modular Kitchens have changed the idea of kitchen nowadays since it has provided household ladies with a comfortable yet a classy area through which they can spend their quality time and space.

  54. Really appreciate you sharing this blog article. Will read on

  55. After I originally commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment.
    Perhaps there is a means you can remove me from
    that service? Thanks a lot!

  56. Greate article. Keep writing such kind of info on your page.
    Im really impressed by your blog.
    Hi there, You have done an incredible job. I’ll certainly digg it and in my
    opinion suggest to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this site.

  57. This is very fascinating, You’re a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your rss feed and stay up for in search of more
    of your magnificent post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks

  58. Perfectly composed content material , regards for information.

  59. Hello, i feel that i saw you visited my website so i came to go back
    the choose?.I’m attempting to in finding things to enhance my web site!I assume its good enough to make use
    of a few of your ideas!!

  60. A monetary advisor is your planning accomplice.

  61. Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot.

    I’m hoping to present one thing again and help others like you aided me.

  62. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web
    site is fantastic, as well as the content!

  63. I’m not sure why but this site is loading incredibly slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end?
    I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  64. Hey, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog site in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.

    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that,
    wonderful blog!

  65. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this outstanding blog!

    I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to brand new updates and will share this blog with
    my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  66. You have made some really good points there. I checked on the net to find out more about
    the issue and found most individuals will go along with your
    views on this web site.

  67. Sex video arabe gratuit meilleure film porno

  68. This is exactly what I was looking for, many thanks

  69. Thanks a lot for the blog article. Will read on

  70. vggxgnodl Yeezy,Thanks for this useful information, Really amazing. Thanks again. I LOve your BloG

  71. nisipup Yeezy Boost 350,If you have any struggle to download KineMaster for PC just visit this site.

  72. My spouse and I stumbled over here different web page and thought I
    might check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following
    you. Look forward to checking out your web page again.

  73. Thank you ever so for you blog post.Really thank you! Fantastic.

  74. This post will help the internet users for building up new
    website or even a weblog from start to end.

  75. Well I truly enjoyed studying it. This information provided by you is very practical for correct planning.

  76. Hi! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to
    all your posts! Carry on the fantastic work!

  77. Schwab Intelligent Portfolios invests in Schwab ETFs.

  78. This awesome blog is really entertaining additionally informative. I have discovered many helpful advices out of this amazing blog. I ad love to return every once in a while. Cheers!

  79. Hello to every one, the contents existing at this website are in fact remarkable for people knowledge, well, keep
    up the good work fellows.

  80. Thank you to your curiosity in Funding Recommendation.

  81. Thanks for any other great article. Where else may anyone get that type of info in such a perfect manner of writing? I ave a presentation next week, and I am at the search for such info.

  82. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all people you really understand what you are speaking about! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally visit my website =). We may have a link trade contract among us!

  83. Like!! Great article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

  84. Well I really enjoyed reading it. This article provided by you is very constructive for proper planning.

  85. hello there and thank you for your information – I have definitely picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise some technical issues using this web site, since I experienced to reload the site many times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and could damage your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for much more of your respective fascinating content. Make sure you update this again very soon..

  86. Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get irked while people consider worries that they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  87. That is true for investment advice as effectively.

  88. I¡¦ll immediately grab your rss as I can not find your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly permit me understand so that I may just subscribe. Thanks.

  89. Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!

    Many thanks

  90. Very good info. Lucky me I discovered your website by chance (stumbleupon). I have book marked it for later!

  91. Wow! This could be one particular of the most helpful blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Magnificent. I am also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort.

  92. kidhpsnylz,Hi there, just wanted to say, I liked this article. It was helpful. Keep on posting!

  93. ldohti,If you are going for best contents like I do, just go to see this web page daily because it offers quality contents, thanks!

  94. Wow! Thank you! I continuously needed to write on my website something like that. Can I implement a portion of your post to my site?

  95. Keep functioning ,splendid job!

  96. I simply wanted to thank you so much again. I do not know the things that I might have created without the tricks shared by you about my area of interest. It was a very difficult issue in my position, however , being able to see this well-written style you managed it took me to jump over joy. I am just happy for the advice and in addition sincerely hope you recognize what a powerful job you happen to be carrying out educating most people via your website. I am certain you’ve never come across all of us.

Leave a Reply

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *