By Fernando Pessoa
Writing obsessively in French, English, and Portuguese, Fernando Pessoa left a prodigious physique of labor, a lot of it below "heteronyms"—fully fleshed modify egos with startlingly various types and issues of view. supplying a different sampling of all his most famed voices, this assortment beneficial properties poems that experience by no means prior to been translated along many initially composed in English. as well as such significant works as "Maritime Ode of Campos" and his Goethe-inspired Faust, written in clean verse, there are numerous beautiful poems that experience basically come to mild within the final 5 years. chosen and translated by means of best Pessoa student Richard Zenith, this is often the best advent to be had to the breadth of Pessoa’s genius.
* The translations are in keeping with the main authoritative variations, validated opposed to the unique manuscripts
* contains an creation discussing Pessoa, his paintings, and the phenomenon of "heteronymy" in addition to a chronology
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Writing obsessively in French, English, and Portuguese, Fernando Pessoa left a prodigious physique of labor, a lot of it less than "heteronyms"—fully fleshed adjust egos with startlingly assorted types and issues of view. delivering a special sampling of all his most renowned voices, this assortment good points poems that experience by no means prior to been translated along many initially composed in English. as well as such significant works as "Maritime Ode of Campos" and his Goethe-inspired Faust, written in clean verse, there are numerous wonderful poems that experience merely come to gentle within the final 5 years. chosen and translated by means of top Pessoa student Richard Zenith, this can be the best advent to be had to the breadth of Pessoa’s genius.
* The translations are in keeping with the main authoritative variants, validated opposed to the unique manuscripts
* comprises an advent discussing Pessoa, his paintings, and the phenomenon of "heteronymy" in addition to a chronology
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Pessoa, writing under his own name, would never have said that he had no political sentiments; but for him, as for Soares, the well-written page was his passion, and the well-written page in Portuguese was his nation, his nationalism. Pessoa was in fact actively engaged in the society and the politics of his day, but it was through the written word that he took his stands, which included, in the last year of his life, 1935, a direct affront to the Salazar regime, when it passed a law banning secret societies such as Freemasonry.
In July his ﬁrst poem is published, in a Lisbon newspaper. In September he returns to Durban, where he enrolls in the Commercial School. 1903 His mother gives birth to João Maria. ) In November Pessoa takes the Matriculation Examination of the University of the Cape of Good Hope and wins the Queen Victoria Prize for the best English essay from among the 899 examinees. 1904 Returns to Durban High School, where he pursues his ﬁrst year of university studies. ) In July he publishes, in The Natal Mercury, a satirical poem signed by Charles Robert Anon, the ﬁrst literary alter ego with a reasonably large body of work.
The only book of Pessoa’s Portuguese poetry to see print in his lifetime, in 1934, Mensagem was not a mere exercise in nostalgia for Portugal’s glory days during the Age of Discovery. ” When we put all the pieces together—heteronymy, the New Renaissance, the Great Poet, the Fifth Empire, mystical nationalism, and neopaganism, with Master Caeiro as its avatar—we arrive at a bizarre ultimate vision: Portugal as the hub of a cultural empire masterminded by Pessoa and radiating out to the rest of Europe, with neopaganism having replaced Catholicism, Alberto Caeiro having replaced Jesus as a new, different kind of Messiah, and perhaps Álvaro de Campos (who always dreamed of being Caesar) sitting on the emperor’s throne.