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"I love my dreams," I said, a winter morn, To the practical man, and he, in scorn, Replied: "I am no slave of the Ideal, But, as all men of sense, I love the Real." Poor fool, mistaking all that is and seems! I love the Real when I love my dreams. Portugal’s most original poet of modern times, Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), is famous for writing under many different names, s ...more
Paperback, First edition, 213 pages
Published May 2016 by Assírio & Alvim
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Maria Soares
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it
"Here lies a poet who was mad and young
The two things may go together
As to the songs he sung
They were found in winter weather"

Tenho de admitir que gostei mais ler Pessoa em inglês do que em Português (afinal talvez faça sentido - Fernando Pessoa desejava ser um "poeta inglês"). Este livro despertou o meu interesse pela poesia do autor, algo que no meu secundário não aconteceu, de todo. Os poemas são extremamente variados em tamanho, métrica e formato. Alguns são cómicos, outros profundamente int
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Rima
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is with poetry that one loses the most in translation... Poetry translated leaves a somewhat “secondhand” sensation... it seems like something told and retold rather than genuinely felt... it leaves a sensation of a “love already loved”, of a “sorrow already wept”... therefore when I found this small collection of poems by my beloved Pessoa originally written in English I felt extremely happy... to finally be able to have a “first-hand”... unhindered... untranslated... experience with his bea ...more
Devi
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ich mag die Lyrik von Pessoa sehr. Sie ist so düster und romantisch. Dieses Buch wird definitiv nicht weit weg gelegt. Ein echter Gewinn für meine Lyriksammlung.
Riet
Jan 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Er staan mooie gedichten in, maar veel is naar mijn gevoel wat gekunsteld. Af en toe ook wat te romantisch.
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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
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