• Fernando Pessoa, The Poet with Many Faces: a biography and anthology [excerpt & bibliography]

    Author(s):
    Hubert D. Jennings, Fernando Pessoa
    Editor(s):
    Carlos Pittella (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Archives, Poetics and Poetry
    Subject(s):
    Pessoa, Fernando, 1888-1935, Biography, Poetry--Translating, Portuguese literature, Archives
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    Anthology, Heteronyms, Portuguese poetry, Lost books, Fernando Pessoa, Translation of poetry, Modernism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/2cqe-xt80
    Abstract:
    "Fernando Pessoa is not easy to get to know. Even during his lifetime, his friends remarked on a certain quicksilver quality about him that made it appear as though he was always slipping through their hands [...]. We join him in his search for self-identity. Perhaps because we feel it is a search for our own self-identity. Or it may be a game. Or a ritual. Or a religion. It can be any of these according to how the puckish spirit of Fernando Pessoa rules." (Hubert D. Jennings). The Poet with Many Faces is the first biography of Fernando Pessoa in English. Written in the early 1970s by Hubert D. Jennings, the book was intended for publication in 1974, when the Carnation Revolution in Portugal interrupted the editorial plans. The once lost typescript is finally made available to the public, together with an anthology of 30 poems in English by Pessoa and his heteronyms, translated and compiled by Jennings.
    Notes:
    JENNINGS, Hubert D. (2019). Fernando Pessoa, The Poet with Many Faces: a biography and anthology. Edited by Carlos Pittella. Lisbon: Tinta-da-China (col. "Pessoa"). ISBN: 978-989-671-477-2
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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    All Rights Reserved
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