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A Centenary Pessoa (3e)
Edited by Eugenio Lisboa and L.C. Taylor
Translated by Keith Bosley
ISBN: 978 1 857547 24 5
Categories: 19th Century, 20th Century, Portuguese
Published: August 2003
215 x 135 x 27 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Hardback, eBook (EPUB), eBook (Kindle), Paperback
`Pessoa's amazing personality is as beguiling and mysterious as his unique poetic output. We cannot learn too much about him.'
'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.
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