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Fernando Pessoa's Modernity Without Frontiers: Influences, Dialogues, Responses

edited by Mariana Gray de Castro
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Tamesis, 2013.
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Modernity without frontiers
Colección Támesis. Serie A: Monografías
Colección Támesis Serie A Monografías
9781855662568 (softcover), 1855662566 (softcover)
"Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa claimed that he did not evolve, but rather travelled. This book provides a state of the art panorama of Pessoa's literary travels, particularly the English-speaking world. Its eighteen short, jargon-free essays ... explore the influence on Pessoa's thinking of such writers as Whitman and Shakespeare, as well as his creative dialogues with figures ranging from decadent poets to the dark magician Aleister Crowley, and, finally, some of the ways in which he in turn has influenced others. They examine many different aspects of Pessoa's work, ranging from the poetry of the heteronyms to the haunting prose of The Book of Disquiet, from esoteric writings to personal letters, from reading notes to unpublished texts"--P. [4] of cover.
  • Foreword / Helder Macedo
  • Introduction / Mariana Gray de Castro
  • Chronology of Pessoa's life and work / Richard Zenith
  • Influences: "O Deus que faltava" : Pessoa's theory of lyric poetry / M. Irene Ramalho Santos. Pessoa and Walt Whitman revisited / Richard Zenith. The poet as hero : Pessoa and Carlyle / Leyla Perrone-Moisés. Álvaro de Campos, English decadent / George Monteiro. Pessoa's unmodernity : Ricardo Reis / Helena Carvalhão Buescu. From FitzGerald's Omar to Pessoa's Rubaiyat / Jerónimo Pizarro. The solitary reaper between men (and some women) / Anna M. Klobucka. Mostrengos / Rui Gonçalves Miranda
  • Dialogues: Inverted aesthetics : Pessoa, Campos and António Botto's Canções / Mark Sabine. Pessoa, Shakespeare's Sonnets, and the problem of Gaspar Simões / Mariana Gray de Castro. The alchemical path : esoteric influence in the works of Fernando Pessoa and W.B. Yeats / Patricia Silva McNeill. An implausible encounter and a theatrical suicide : its prologue and aftermath : Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley / Steffen Dix. Bernando Soares, pig of destiny! / Rhian Atkin. The birth of literature / António M. Feijó. The ecology of writing : Maria José's Fernando Pessoa / Victor K. Mendes
  • Responses: Patrícia Galvão on Pessoa in Brazil, 1955-61 / K. David Jackson. Great Pessoans : a tribute / José Blanco.
xvi, 248 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • "This book germinated at an international conference on Fernando Pessoa held at King's College London in December 2008"--P. [x].
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Colección Támesis. Serie A: Monografías ; 320
Colección Támesis. Serie A, Monografías 320
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