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Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa

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ISBN-10: 0802139140

ISBN-13: 9780802139146

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Fernando Pessoa, Richard Zenith, Richard Zenith

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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Fernando Pessoa, 1888 - 1935 Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa was born in Lisbon. His father died when he was young and his mother married the Portuguese consul in Durban in South Africa where they lived from 1896 to 1951. During this time, Pessoa became fluent in English and was educated in Cape Town and Lisbon. Pessoa was employed as a business correspondent and also as a commercial translator. The bulk of his work was published in literary magazines, especially in his own Athena. His first book, "Antinous," appeared in 1918 and was followed by two other collection of poems, all written in English. In 1933, he published "Mensagem" his first book in Portuguese. "Livro Do Dessossogego (The…    

General Introduction
Fernando Pessoa the Man and Poet
Fernando Pessoa, Prose Writer
Fernando Pessoa, English Writer
About This Edition
Thanks
Aspects
The Artist as a Young Man and Heteronym
Introduction
"I was a poet animated by philosophy ..."
"The artist must be born beautiful ..."
"I have always had in consideration ..."
Three Prose Fragments
"Ten thousand times my heart broke ..."
"I saw the little children ..."
"I, Charles Robert Anon ..."
"I am tired of confiding in myself ..."
[An Unsent Letter to Clifford Geerdts]
Two Prose Fragments
"Bond entered into by Alexander Search ..."
"No soul more loving or tender ..."
Rule of Life
The Mariner
Introduction
The Mariner--A Static Drama in One Act
To Fernando Pessoa
The Master and His Disciples
Introduction
Notes for the Memory of My Master Caeiro
from Translator's Preface to the Poems of Alberto Caeiro
[On Alvaro de Campos]
[On the Work of Ricardo Reis]
Sensationism and Other Isms
Introduction
Preface to an Anthology of the Portuguese Sensationists
"All sensations are good ..."
[Intersectionist] Manifesto
Sensationism
Ultimatum
Translator's Preface to Ultimatum
Ultimatum
from "What Is Metaphysics?"
Letter to Mario de Sa-Carneiro
Riddle of the Stars
Introduction
[Letter to His Aunt Anica]
[30 Astral Communications]
from Essay on Initiation E
Treatise on Negation
Letter to Two French Magnetists F
Selected Letters to Ophelia Queiroz
[Phase 1: Pessoa in Love?] (March-November 1920)
[Phase 2: Pessoa Insane?] (September-October 1929)
Neopaganism
from The Return of the Gods
"Without yet going into the metaphysical foundations ..."
"Humanitarianism is the last bulwark ..."
"Only now can we fully understand ..."
"We are not really neopagans ..."
from Preface to the Complete Poems of Alberto Caeiro
"The work of Caeiro represents the total reconstruction ..."
"When I once had occasion ..."
"Alberto Caeiro is more pagan than paganism ..."
"For modern pagans, as exiles ..."
Portugal and the Fifth Empire
Introduction
"Any Empire not founded on the Spiritual Empire ..."
"The Fifth Empire. The future of Portugal ..."
"The promise of the Fifth Empire ..."
"Only one kind of propaganda can raise the morale ..."
"What, basically, is Sebastianism?"
"To justify its present-day ambition ..."
"An imperialism of grammarians?"
"A foggy morning."
The Anarchist Banker
Pessoa on Millionaires
from An Essay on Millionaires and Their Ways
from American Millionaires
Environment
[Self-Definition]
Erostratus: The Search for Immortality
Introduction
from Erostratus
On the Literary art and its Artists
[The Task of Modern Poetry]
Shakespeare
[On Blank Verse and Paradise Lost]
From Charles Dickens--Pickwick Papers
From Concerning Oscar Wilde
[The Art of James Joyce]
[The Art of Translation]
From Essay on Poetry
From France in 1950
Random Notes and Epigrams
Two Letters to Joao Gaspar Simoes
[Letter of 11 December 1931]
[Letter of 28 July 1932]
Three Letters to Adolfo Casais Monteiro
[Letter of 11 January 1930]
[Letter of 13 January 1935]
[Another Version of the Genesis of the Heteronyms]
[Letter of 20 January 1935]
The Book of Disquiet
Introduction
From The Book of Disquiet
From the Education of the Stoic (Baron of Teive)
From the Preface to Fictions of the Interlude
Letter from a Hunchback Girl to a Metalworker
Notes
Bibliography