Fernando Pessoa and Co.
Fernando Pessoa and Co.
Selected Poems
Fernando Pessoa, Richard Zenith

Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) - a poet who lived most his life in Lisbon, Portugal, and who died in obscurity there - has in recent years gained international recognition as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Now Richard Zenith has collected in a single volume all the major poetry of "one of the most extraordinary poetic talents the century has produced" (Microsoft Network's Reading Forum). Fernando Pessoa was as much a creator of personas as he was of poetry, prose, and criticism. He wrote under numerous "heteronyms," literary alter egos with fully fleshed identities and writing styles, who supported and criticized each other's work in the margins of his drafts and in the literary journals of the time. From spare minimalism to a revolutionary exuberance that recalls Leaves of Grass, Pessoa's oeuvre was radically new and anticipated contemporary literary concerns to an unnerving degree. The first comprehensive edition of Pessoa's poetry in the English language, Fernando Pessoa & Co. is a work of extraordinary depth and poetic precision. "Zenith's selection of Pessoa is a beautiful one-volume course in the soul of the twentieth century." -- Booklist

Title Fernando Pessoa and Co.
Subtitle Selected Poems
Authors Fernando Pessoa, Richard Zenith
Publisher Grove Press
Title First Published 01 April 1999
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 304 p.
ISBN-10 0802136273
ISBN-13 9780802136275
Publication Date 01 April 1999
Main content page count 304
Weight 16 oz.

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