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'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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857547245
ISBN-10: 1857547241
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 135mm x 27mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Fyfield Books
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Fernando Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa is considered the most important modern Portuguese author and one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century. Eugenio Lisboa is an eminent poet, an essayist and a literary critic. His publications include standard works on Jose Regio and Jorge de Sena and critical studies of modernism in Portugal. L. C. Taylor was the director of the Gulbenkian Foundation the editor of Rose Macaulay's "They Went to Portugal, Too." Octavio Paz was a poet, essayist, and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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