A Centenary Pessoa

A Centenary Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 1857547241

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A Centenary Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 1857547241

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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 critical anthology, two posthumous "interviews," and archived illustrations are also included, revealing the world of Pessoa in all its richness.

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disposition of sensibility. And just as the simple intellectual idea of beauty does not empower one to create beauty, since only sensibility truly creates, because it truly emits, similarly also the simple intellectual idea of strength, or of non-beauty, does not empower creativity, any more than the other, the power or the non-beauty which it purports to create. That is why there exist – and in what abundance they exist! – simulators of the art of strength or of non-beauty, who create neither

who, as you should remember, was always a backward member in the semi-spiritualist séances we used to have, I have suddenly, begun to write automatically. Once, at home, after having been at the Brasileira, I felt the urge, literally, to take a pen and place it on paper. Of course, this wasn’t until after I’d become aware of such a compulsion. At the time I was not concentrating; I’d taken up the pen naturally, like someone who had absent-mindedly taken up a pen to scribble. Since this first

now and then the comet of a regicide Lighting with Freak and Fanfare the usual clear Skies of everyday Civilisation! Newspaper denials, Insincerely sincere political articles, Cheque-book journalism, big-time crimes – Two columns going over the page! The fresh smell of printer’s ink! Posters put up recently, still wet! Yellow vients-de-paraître4 with white wrappers! How I love you all, all, all, How I love you in every way, With my eyes and my ears and my sense of smell And of

liberté. Sternberg The Blue Angel Revolts in Lisbon and Madeira against the dictatorship. (1932) Salazar becomes ‘Prime Minister’ and further enlarges his powers. Creation of Propaganda Ministry – Marinetti, the ‘Futurist’, officially welcomed to Lisbon. National Union Party (neo-fascist) founded / Edmundo de Bettencourt O Momento e a Legenda. Ferreira de Castro A Selva. Aquilino Ribeiro O Homem que matou o Diabo, Batalha Sem Fim and As Três Mulheres de Sansão. Florbela Espanca Charneca em

photograph of Pessoa’s tomb was taken especially for this book by Manuel J. Palma, courtesy of the Monastery of Jerónimos/IPPAR, Lisbon. Authors and publishers of books central to the compilation of this anthology: A. Editions of Pessoa’s own works: ed. José Aguilar: Fernando Pessoa: Obra poética Rio de Janeiro 1960; ed. Jorge de Sena: Fernando Pessoa: Páginas de Doutrina Estética Editorial Inquérito, Lisbon 1946; ed. Georg Rudolf Lind e Jacinto do Prado Coelho: Fernando Pessoa: Páginas Íntimas

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