Mario Vargas Llosa, elected member of the French Academy of Language

The Hispanic-Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa was chosen this Thursday new member of the French Academy of Language in the armchair occupied Michel Serres, di

Mario Vargas Llosa, elected member of the French Academy of Language

The Hispanic-Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa was chosen this Thursday new member of the French Academy of Language in the armchair occupied Michel Serres, died in 2019.

The Nobel of Literature of 2010, 85, received 18 votes from the 22 voter members of the Academy, by one of Frédéric Vignale, one in white and two abstentions, as the institution specified.

In this way, Vargas Llosa, who will occupy the armchair 18, becomes "immortal", name with which the members of this Academy is known in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu to ensure the French language.

The decision had to be approved by an absolute majority and the session was developed privately and without the presence of the aspirants, among which were also writers as éric Dubois.

Vargas Llosa, who is a member since 1994 of the Real Spanish Academy, presented his candidacy on October 7 after sending a letter to the current Perpetual Secretary of the famous Conclave, historian Hélène Carrère d'CaRusse.

It was a candidacy out of the work, since according to the Regulation they can not enter greater than 75 years, as it is an author who writes in Spanish, although the influence on his work of the French literature

Several current members, among whom are Alain Finkielkraut, Chantal Thomas, Rufin, or Jean-Christophe Rufin, had publicly manifested his sympathy for the Nobel candidacy, although since the Academy had pointed out that the vote could also be blank if not An agreement was achieved.

The Academy will organize in the coming months the ceremony of taking possession of its seat, open to about 300 guests and in which the literary will have to intervene.

In this reception, the new "immortal", dressed with a renowned embroidered green uniform, with the traditional sword, and welcomed by its two sponsors within the institution, should read a speech and take possession of its armchair, which will be exclusively his until his death.

At that time he will also receive a medal of the Academy recorded with his name and the motto "to immortality", and a word of the dictionary will also be attributed to him.

Updated Date: 25 November 2021, 12:05

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