All things poetic and all things verse.
Book Review Literary Translation in Modern Iran: A Sociological Study by Esmaeil Haddadian-Moghaddam, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014, ISBN 978 90 272 5854 0 (hbk), 236 pp
In late-ninth-century China, poetry and meditation became equated — not just metaphorically, but as two equally valid means of achieving stillness and insight. This article discusses how several strands in literary and Buddhist discourses fed into an assertion about such a unity by the poet-monk Qiji 齊己 (864–937?). One strand was the aesthet…[Read more]
Em 1958, Cleonice Berardinelli apresentou sua tese de livre-docência Poesia e Poética de Fernando Pessoa, que permanece inédita. Trata-se da primeira tese escrita sobre Fernando Pessoa no Brasil, e a segunda no mundo. Em 1958, a obra de Fernando Pessoa conhecida limitava-se aos textos que o poeta tinha publicado em vida e aos volumes ed…[Read more]
Da obra genial de Fernando Pessoa, centenas de páginas permanecem desconhecidas. Ao investigar o espólio pessoano, Carlos Pittella e Jerónimo Pizarro resgatam da obscuridade textos (poemas, cartas, anotações, listas, artigos de imprensa) e desenhos (esquemas, caricaturas, cartas astrológicas) que dão testemunho de como a literatura pode mudar…[Read more]
Quem é Fausto? O que é o Fausto de Fernando Pessoa? Porque é que o Fausto de Pessoa existe, se já havia outros, como as obras‑primas de Christopher Marlowe e de Johann Wolfgang von Goethe? Por‑que merece a versão pessoana ser lida ou relida? E como deve ser lida: como peça em cinco actos, ou como constelação de centenas de fragmentos? Se entendid…[Read more]
“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…[Read more]
Carlos Pittella deposited Pessoas com Relações com Pessoa: ensaio fotográfico de recitação de sonetos pessoanos | Persons with Relationships with Pessoa: photographic essay on reciting Pessoa’s sonnets in the group Poetics and Poetry on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
O presente trabalho apresenta o ensaio fotográfico Pessoas com Relações com Pessoa, através de 12 dos 42 retratos de recitadores de sonetos pessoanos que constituem o corpo de uma futura exposição. As fotos são organizadas em quatro trípticos fotográficos, cada um deles sendo precedido do soneto respectivo em edição crítica.…[Read more]
Oscar Perea-Rodriguez deposited Las “Coplas a un impotente” atribuidas a don Juan Manuel y su posible contexto histórico y político (1506) in the group Poetics and Poetry on Humanities Commons 1 month, 3 weeks ago
En la más reciente edición y estudio de la Carajicomedia, su editor llama la atención sobre un aspecto determinado de esta obra, y por extensión, a todas las sátiras a mitad de camino entre lo burlesco y lo erótico: se establece la necesidad de explorar «more fully the political complexity of the period; the reasons that its authors may have h…[Read more]
If Fernando Pessoa was undeniably influenced by Goethe to recreate the legend of Faust, here we argue that a series of other poets and prose writers did also impact, positively and negatively, to a greater or lesser degree, the development of Pessoa’s ‘Faust’. This article intends, thus, to reconstruct these influences, based on evidence found i…[Read more]
A review of: PORTELA, Manuel; SILVA, António Rito [orgs.] (2017). LdoD Archive / Arquivo LdoD / Archivo LdoD [a collaborative digital archive of the Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa]. Centre for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra.
We present here thirteen previously unpublished letters from the Hubert Jennings Papers, including twelve letters signed by members of Fernando Pessoa’s extended family, plus one letter drafted by Hubert Jennings himself. This correspondence covers a period of time of almost three years, dating from 10 February 1967 to 15 January 1970. C…[Read more]
This dossier groups, for the first time, ten poems of Fernando Pessoa attributed to the project “Juliano em Antochia”: two of them being previously unpublished, two others not included in the critical edition, and four presenting new readings in the fixation of the text. Found in three different archives, the texts reveal that, between 1916 and…[Read more]
A series of sketches written in 1924 during an ocean crossing from New York to Tilbury, “Passage to England” was published only in 1998 by the Thomas Wolfe Society and is hardly Wolfe’s most popular or most accomplished work. Nonetheless I always felt that Passage to England had something unique and idiosyncratic and that despite a certain a…[Read more]
Subhasis Chattopadhyay deposited Review of Chinmoy Guha’s Bridging East and West: Rabindranath Tagore and Romain Rolland Correspondence (1919–1940) in the group Poetics and Poetry on Humanities Commons 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Guha has reinstated the singularity of literature through his meticulous annotation, compilation and translation of the correspondence between two pacifists. This review reads Guha’s book closely to show how Guha’s cultural work is timely and urgent.
Subhasis Chattopadhyay deposited Review of The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms Edited by Roland Greene and Stephen Cushman in the group Poetics and Poetry on Humanities Commons 5 months, 3 weeks ago
The art of creating or updating encyclopedic works takes a lot of collaborative effort and is dying. The book under review revives this dying art successfully. This handbook is refreshing in that it avoids jargon without losing rigour.
A disillusioning experience with Donald Keene coincided with an invitation from a haiku journal to write a feature article clarifying essential features of haiku that are not beyond the capacity of non-Japanese to create in Japanese and other languages.
This is an outline of how the Leys d’amors, a fourteenth-century troubadour treatise of huge influence on post-troubadour poetry, catalogued rhymes according to merit. It is used in my classes of 35399 Medieval Catalan Literature II, degree in Catalan Philology, at the Universitat de València (http://go.uv.es/ozQkp3H).
The editors have done a thorough job in updating the original book published more than half a century ago. This review shows the advantages of having such a reference at hand.
Selections from the author’s first volume of poetry, composed from 1970-1973 in Boston and the South Shore of Massachusetts; Nova Scotia and Western Ontario, Canada; Mountain View and Santa Clara, California; the Lama Foundation above Taos, New Mexico; and finally Lanikai, Kailua on Oahu island, Hawaii, where it was self-published in 1973. While…[Read more]
The author’s second volume of poetry, composed in Honolulu from 1973-1977, starting with a short story written in Boston in 1970, typeset by hand, “The Parable of the Lion and the Fish.” Mystical selections from the 1977 self-published book have titles like “A Prosem on the Meaning of Religion,” “Wake up God,” “Look Directly at Life,” “We Are the…[Read more]
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