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A Centenary Pessoa

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This collection of the work of Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) 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, as well as some of his original English writings. A major introductory essay by Octavio Paz, a criti ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 30th 2006 by Carcanet Press Ltd. (first published 1995)
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Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
An excellent, wide-ranging overview of Pessoa's poetry, prose and criticism. Well illustrated and supplemented with a brilliant Introduction by Octavio Paz, which offers an invaluable guide to Pessoa's many styles and personas. A generous selection of the poetry allows us to pick out favourite homonyms and discern the way in which Pessoa's whole body of poetry works within itself. The prose and ciriticism sections are also well-stocked and make one wish for more translations of his work.
Mayta Quix
I read this quasi anthology book before, during and after reading Saramago's book "The Year Of The Death Of Ricardo Reis" to really appreciate and know better the main characters of the book, which are the interchangeable separate entities Ricardo Reis and Fernando Pessoa, one is the creator of other, whoever that is..

Although my personality dictates that it is very difficult for me to fully enjoy this seemingly jumbled collection of what I may term as Pessoanism, I have to say that it serves we
It's like an omnibus selected all poems from his four pseudo-pen manes of four different style of poems and very many biographical events ! and also selection of his famous mental search of soul , excerpted from the book of solitude! and sketches and photo's of my favourite writer A beautiful read
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Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa was a poet and writer.

It is sometimes said that the four greatest Portuguese poets of modern times are Fernando Pessoa. The statement is possible since Pessoa, whose name means ‘person’ in Portuguese, had three alter egos who wrote in styles completely different from his own. In fact Pessoa wrote under dozens of names, but Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis and Álvaro de
More about Fernando Pessoa...
The Book of Disquiet Mensagem - Poemas esotéricos Poems of Fernando Pessoa The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro Poemas de Álvaro de Campos (Obra Poética IV)

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