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An Introduction To Fernando Pessoa

Author : Darlene Joy Sadlier
ISBN : 0813015839
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Tells the 'story' of Pessoa in a very well-informed presentation. . . . both scholarly and suggestive in creating a rich world of literary referentiality."--K. David Jackson, Yale University Darlene Sadlier's detailed commentary on Pessoa's work explores some of the cultural, political, and personal implications of the artistic impersonation that made him one of the major figures in modern literature. He created a large gallery of authors, each with his own history, who also wrote essays commenting on one another--including Fernando Pessoa "himself." Sadlier's study demonstrates the scope of Pessoa's writing, ranging in style from "artless" simplicity to subtle, almost Borgesian irony, and it also traces the ways in which Pessoa's four major "authors" (which he called "heteronyms") are related to one another. Sadlier shows that the four poets engage in a dialogue, enabling Pessoa to dramatize the contradictions in his attitudes toward language, history, and society. And she demonstrates that, while distinct in attitude and style, they nevertheless share a preoccupation with the nature of poetry and are responsible for some of the most unusual and skillfully composed verse in the twentieth century. In striking fashion, they anticipate the postmodern deconstruction of the idea of authorship. Sadlier offers a historical context for Pessoa's work, grounding his poetry in Portuguese culture and the major political and artistic concerns of his day. She presents an especially important commentary on his childhood verse and on the early, formative stages of his writing. Finally, she discusses his posthumous reputation, showing how he has been ironically transformed into a single, apparently unified figure who has become, for many, a symbol of Portugal's national identity. Darlene J. Sadlier, professor and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University in Bloomington, is the author of The Question of How: Women Writers and New Portuguese Literature and the editor and translator of One Hundred Years After Tomorrow: Brazilian Women's Fiction in the Twentieth Century.
Category: Literary Criticism

An Introduction To Fernando Pessoa

Author : Darlene J. Sadlier
ISBN : 0813034493
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Darlene Sadlier's detailed commentary on Pessoa's work explores some of the cultural, political, and personal implications of the artistic impersonation that made him one of the major figures in modern literature. He created a large gallery of authors, each with his own history, who also wrote essays commenting on one another--including Fernando Pessoa "himself." Sadlier's study demonstrates the scope of Pessoa's writing, ranging in style from "artless" simplicity to subtle, almost Borgesian irony, and it also traces the ways in which Pessoa's four major "authors" (which he called "heteronyms") are related to one another. Sadlier shows that the four poets engage in a dialogue, enabling Pessoa to dramatize the contradictions in his attitudes toward language, history, and society. And she demonstrates that, while distinct in attitude and style, they nevertheless share a preoccupation with the nature of poetry and are responsible for some of the most unusual and skillfully composed verse in the twentieth century. In striking fashion, they anticipate the postmodern deconstruction of the idea of authorship. Sadlier offers a historical context for Pessoa's work, grounding his poetry in Portuguese culture and the major political and artistic concerns of his day. She presents an especially important commentary on his childhood verse and on the early, formative stages of his writing. Finally, she discusses his posthumous reputation, showing how he has been ironically transformed into a single, apparently unified figure who has become, for many, a symbol of Portugal's national identity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Fernando Pessoa

Author : Jerónimo Pizarro
ISBN : 1789760690
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Critical Introduction proposes a new didactic and dynamic way of reading the great twentieth-century poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935). The aim is to present a holistic vision of this complex poet, promoting his literary geniality in order to better understand his orthonymic-heteronymic poetry. A guiding motif is Pessoa's own "Be as plural as the universe." In leading the reader through the poet's published literary work Jerónimo Pizarro allows an intimate perspective, alongside an academic one, to better understand the workings of Pessoa's mind and life. Discussion centres on the dilemmas an editor faces when editing posthumously. A prime question revolves around the genesis of Pessoa's heteronyms and orthonyms. Understanding is revealed by a critical perspective on the unity that exists in all of Pessoa's literary work. Interpretations of the poems; explanation of the profundity of The Book of Disquiet; and his isms of Paulism, Caeirism, Intersectionism and Sensationism, are discussed and analysed. The issue of Pessoa's astrological predictions - his birth year and the effects of this event on Portuguese national history - is debated. A chapter is devoted to the effect that translating Omar Khayyam's Rubáiyát had on the poet. The work contains eleven texts written by Pessoa in English (including an autobiographical note from 1935), a substantive dual language bibliography, and is highly illustrated with facsimiles of the poet's own written material. A Critical Introduction is essential reading for all scholars and students of Pessoa's literary output and life circumstances. The work has been written to appeal to cultural studies (arts and aesthetics) enthusiasts in general at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, but given the engagement of new critical material it also provides a structured resource for future research.
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Adverse Genres In Fernando Pessoa

Author : K. David Jackson
ISBN : 0199741700
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Poet, short-story writer, feverish inventor--Fernando Pessoa was one of the most innovative figures shaping European modernism. Known for a repertoire of works penned by multiple invented authors--which he termed heteronyms--the Portuguese writer gleefully subverted the notion of what it means to be an author. Adverse Genres in Fernando Pessoa offers an introduction to the fiction and the "profusion of selves" that populates the enigmatic author's uniquely imagined oeuvre. To guide readers through the eclectic work fashioned by Pessoa's heteronyms, K. David Jackson advances the idea of "adverse genres" revealing genre clashes to be fundamental to the author's paradoxical and contradictory corpus. Through the invented "coterie of authors," Pessoa inverted the usual relationships between form and content, authorship and text. In an inspired, paradoxical, and at times absurd mixing of cultural referents, Pessoa selected genres from the European tradition (Ricardo Reis's Horatian odes, ?lvaro de Campos's worship of Walt Whitman, Alberto Caeiro's pastoral and metaphysical verse, and Bernardo Soares's philosophical diary), into which he inserted incongruent contemporary ideas. By creating multiple layers of authorial anomaly Pessoa breathes the vitality of modernism into traditional historical genres, extending their expressive range. Through examinations of "A Very Original Dinner," the "Cancioneiro," love letters to Ophelia Queir?s, "The Adventure of the Anarchist Banker," Pessoa's collection of quatrains derived from Portuguese popular verse, the Book of Disquietude, and the major poetic heteronyms, Jackson enters the orbit of the artist who exchanged a normal life for a world of the imagination.
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Fernando Pessoa Co

Author : Fernando Pessoa
ISBN : 9780802198518
Genre : Poetry
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Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) - a poet who lived most his life in Lisbon, Portugal, and who died in obscurity there - has in recent years gained international recognition as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Now Richard Zenith has collected in a single volume all the major poetry of one of the most extraordinary poetic talents the century has produced (Microsoft Network's Reading Forum). Fernando Pessoa was as much a creator of personas as he was of poetry, prose, and criticism. He wrote under numerous heteronyms, literary alter egos with fully fleshed identities and writing styles, who supported and criticized each other's work in the margins of his drafts and in the literary journals of the time. From spare minimalism to a revolutionary exuberance that recalls Leaves of Grass, Pessoa's oeuvre was radically new and anticipated contemporary literary concerns to an unnerving degree. The first comprehensive edition of Pessoa's poetry in the English language, Fernando Pessoa & Co. is a work of extraordinary depth and poetic precision. Zenith's selection of Pessoa is a beautiful one-volume course in the soul of the twentieth century. — Booklist
Category: Poetry

Fernando Pessoa S Modernity Without Frontiers

Author : Mariana Gray de Castro
ISBN : 9781855662568
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"This book germinated at an international conference on Fernando Pessoa held at King's College London in December 2008"--P. [x].
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The Selected Prose Of Fernando Pessoa

Author : Fernando Pessoa
ISBN : 0802139140
Genre : Fiction
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A single-volume celebration of the great Portuguese writer highlights the best of his fiction, drama, letters, and essays and includes newly translated selections from his masterful The Book of Disquiet. Reprint.
Category: Fiction

The Book Of Disquiet

Author : Fernando Pessoa
ISBN : 9780141914046
Genre : Fiction
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With its astounding hardcover reviews Richard Zenith's new complete translation of THE BOOK OF DISQUIET has now taken on a similar iconic status to ULYSSES, THE TRIAL or IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME as one of the greatest but also strangest modernist texts. An assembly of sometimes linked fragments, it is a mesmerising, haunting 'novel' without parallel in any other culture.
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Fernando Pessoa

Author : Anne Terlinden
ISBN : 2802800752
Genre : English poetry
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A Centenary Pessoa

Author : Fernando Pessoa
ISBN : 9781847775603
Genre : Poetry
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Author of paradoxes as clear as water and, as water, dizzying: ... mysterious man who does not cultivate mystery, mysterious as the mid-day moon, taciturn phantom of the Portuguese mid-day - who is Pessoa?' asks Octavio Paz. This collection of the work of Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) answers that question. It is an essential introduction to the work of one of the most original European poets of the twentieth century. It includes translations of a broad selection of his poems and his extraordinary prose, and some of his original English writings. A major introductory essay by Octavio Paz, a critical anthology, two posthumous 'interviews' and illustrations from the Pessoa archive are also included, to reveal the world of Pessoa in all its richness.
Category: Poetry

Selected Poems

Author : Fernando Pessoa
ISBN : 1906614091
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In his introduction to this dual-Portuguese/English text "Selected Poems," Butler arranges Pessoa's poems thematically, thereby providing real insight into a poet of "astonishing post-modernity."
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Fernando Pessoa

Author : Fernando Pessoa
ISBN : IND:39000001044036
Genre : Poets, Portuguese
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Fernando Pessoa

Author : José Blanco
ISBN : UOM:39015011726547
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The Complete Works Of Alberto Caeiro Bilingual Edition

Author : Fernando Pessoa
ISBN : 9780811227810
Genre : Poetry
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A bilingual companion to The Book of Disquiet, by Fernando Pessoa Here, in Margaret Jull Costa and Patricio Ferrari’s splendid new translations, are the complete poems of Alberto Caeiro, the imaginary “heteronym” coterie created by Fernando Pessoa, the Portuguese modernist master. Pessoa conceived Caeiro around 1914 and may have named him loosely after his friend, the poet Mário de Sa-Cárrneiro. What followed was a collection of some of Fernando Pessoa’s greatest poems, grouped under the titles The Keeper of Sheep, The Shepherd in Love, and Uncollected Poems. This imaginary author was a shepherd who spent most of his life in the countryside, had almost no education, and was ignorant of most literature; yet he (Pessoa) wrote some of the most beautiful and profound poems in Portuguese literature. This edition of The Complete Works of Alberto Caeiro is based on the magnificent Portuguese Tinta-da-China edition, published in Lisbon in 2016, and contains an illuminating introduction by the Portuguese editors Jerónimo Pizarro and Patricio Ferrari, some facsimiles of the original Portuguese texts, and prose excerpts about Caeiro and his work written by Fernando Pessoa well as his other heteronyms Álvaro de Campos and Ricardo Reis, and other fictitious authors such as Antonio Mora and I. I. Crosse.
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A Centenary Pessoa Edited By Eugnio Lisboa With L C Taylor

Author : Fernando Pessoa
ISBN : UOM:39015054278000
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of the work of Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) answers that question. It is an essential introduction to the work of one of the most original European poets of the twentieth century. It includes translations of a broad selection of his poems and his extraordinary prose, and some of his original English writings. A major introductory essay by Octavio Paz, a critical anthology, two posthumous 'interviews' and illustrations from the Pessoa archive are also included, to reveal the world of Pessoa in all its richness.
Category: Literary Criticism

Fernando Pessoa Selected Poems

Author : Fernando Pessoa
ISBN : UCSC:32106017531788
Genre : Poetry
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Portugese poet FERNANDO PESSOA (1888-1935) has been included by Harold Bloom in an elite group of authors, with Dante, Shakespeare, Kafka, and Joyce. He was the first poet to have elaborated at any length on the fact that art need not be a mirror to gaze into, but a mirror to peer out from. This is the first selection of Pessoa's work to concentrate on the meanings of the various heteronymns, the different people he created who in turn wrote some poems (but not Pesssoa's). In his introduction David Butler outlines the reason for the selection and concentrates on the different heteronymns Pessoa used, and includes samples of each of the characters. This is a dual-language edition in the Poetry Europe series.
Category: Poetry

A Little Larger Than The Entire Universe

Author : Fernando Pessoa
ISBN : 0143039555
Genre : Poetry
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A sampling from the Portuguese poet includes newly translated poems, along with many composed originally in English.
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Selected English Poems

Author : Fernando Pessoa
ISBN : UOM:39015074228407
Genre : Poetry
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Pessoa wrote a large number of poems in English, some of them in the guise of early heteronyms (such as Alexander Search and Charles Robert Anon) which prove to be fascinating precursors of the later, modernist work in Portuguese. While not the equal of the masterly Caeiro, Campos, Reis or Pessoa-himself, these poems deserve to be better known and at least available in the English-speaking world. Pessoa was educated in English in Durban, as the stepson of a Portuguese diplomat, and was completely bilingual. He translated several books from English for Portuguese publishing houses. The sometimes startlingly frank content of the earlier English poems - published privately in Lisbon - may well have prevented their wider dissemination in more prudish British circles. What is not so well-known is that Pessoa continued to write poetry in a bookish form of English throughout his life and this volume is an attempt to show the nature of that work to its originally intended audience - an anglophone readership.
Category: Poetry

Fernando Pessoa

Author : J. C. R. Green
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021507731
Genre : Poetry in Portuguese - Pessoa, Fernando - Critical studies
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Category: Poetry in Portuguese - Pessoa, Fernando - Critical studies