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"Dreams of Dreams and the Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa"

♥ Book Title : Dreams of Dreams and the Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa
♣ Name Author : Antonio Tabucchi
∞ Launching : 1999
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0872863689
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780872863682
⊕ Number Pages : Total 128 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A City Lights / Italian Voices Book "Elaborately imagined...mini-catalog of great artists' dreams and the author's interpretation of the last three days in the life of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. Tabucchi's rich language and his magical-realist charm tinge the volume with a visionary glow."-Publishers Weekly " A lovely little book that keeps ringing in your head long after you've finished it."-Kirkus Chapter One DREAM OF DAEDALUS, ARCHITECT AND AVIATOR One night, thousands of years ago, at a time impossible to calculate exactly, Daedalus, architect and aviator, had a dream. He dreamed that he was deep inside an immense palace and he was going through a corridor. The corridor opened into another corridor and Daedalus, tired and confused, walked along it, leaning on the walls. When he had come to the end, the corridor opened into a small octagonal room, from which eight corridors branched out. Daedalus began to feel short of breath and a need for fresh air. He entered one corridor, but it ended against a wall. He went into another, but it too ended against a wall. Seven times Daedalus made an attempt until, on the eighth attempt, he entered a very long corridor that, after a series of curves and corners, led out into another corridor. Daedalus then sat down on a marble step and began to reflect. On the corridor walls were flaming torches that illuminated frescoes blue with birds and flowers. I'm the only one who could know how to get out of here, Daedalus said to himself, and I don't remember. He took off his sandals and began to walk barefoot on the green marble floor. To console himself, he began to sing an ancient dirge he had learned from an old servant who had rocked his infant cradle. The arcades of the long corridor carried his voice back to him ten times over. I'm the only one who could know how to get out of here, said Daedalus, and I don't remember. At that moment, he came out into a wide, circular room frescoed with absurd landscapes. He remembered that room but he couldn't remember why he remembered it. There were seats covered with luxurious fabrics and, in the middle of the room, a large bed. On the edge of the bed was seated"Article| Antonio Tabucchi| Statement ..."

"Embodying Pessoa"

♥ Book Title : Embodying Pessoa
♣ Name Author : Anna Klobucka
∞ Launching : 2007
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780802091987
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0802091989
⊕ Number Pages : Total 303 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The multifaceted and labyrinthine oeuvre of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) is distinguished by having been written and published under more than seventy different names. These were not mere pseudonyms, but what Pessoa termed 'heteronyms,' fully realized identities possessed not only of wildly divergent writing styles and opinions, but also of detailed biographies. In many cases, their independent existences extended to their publication of letters and critical readings of each other's works (and those of Pessoa 'himself'). Long acclaimed in continental Europe and Latin America as a towering presence in literary modernism, Pessoa has more recently begun to receive the attention of an English-speaking public. Embodying Pessoa responds to this new growth of interest. The collection's twelve essays, preceded by a general introduction and grouped into four themed sections, apply a range of current interpretative models both to the more familiar canon of Pessoa's output, and to less familiar texts – in many cases only recently published. As a whole, this work diverges from traditional Pessoa criticism by testifying to the importance of corporeal physicality in his heteronymous experiment and to the prominence of representations of (gendered) sexuality in his work."Article| Anna Klobucka| Statement ..."

"The Book of Disquiet"

♥ Book Title : The Book of Disquiet
♣ Name Author : Fernando Pessoa
∞ Launching : 2010
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781846687358
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1846687357
⊕ Number Pages : Total 262 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A prize-winning international classic, first published in English in 1993, now with a new foreword by William Boyd."Article| Fernando Pessoa| Statement ..."

"America Besieged"

♥ Book Title : America Besieged
♣ Name Author : Michael Parenti
∞ Launching : 1998-05-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0872863387
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780872863385
⊕ Number Pages : Total 205 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Essays offer a critical look at American politics, the undue influence of wealth, income disparity, and manipulation of the media"Article| Michael Parenti| Statement ..."

"Fernando Pessoa & Co."

♥ Book Title : Fernando Pessoa & Co.
♣ Name Author : Fernando Pessoa
∞ Launching : 2007-12-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780802198518
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0802198511
⊕ Number Pages : Total 306 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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"Article| Fernando Pessoa| Statement ..."

"Requiem: A Hallucination"

♥ Book Title : Requiem: A Hallucination
♣ Name Author : Antonio Tabucchi
∞ Launching : 2002-11-17
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780811222495
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0811222497
⊕ Number Pages : Total 112 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A private meeting, chance encounters, and a mysterious tour of Lisbon, in this brilliant homage to Fernando Pessoa. In this enchanting and evocative novel, Antonio Tabucchi takes the reader on a dream-like trip to Portugal, a country he is deeply attached to. He spent many years there as director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Lisbon. He even wrote Requiem in Portuguese; it had to be translated into Italian for publication in his native Italy. Requiem's narrator has an appointment to meet someone on a quay by the Tagus at twelve. But, it turns out, not twelve noon, twelve midnight, so he has a long time to while away. As the day unfolds, he has many encounters—a young junky, a taxi driver who is not familiar with the streets, several waiters, a gypsy, a cemetery keeper, the mysterious Isabel, an accordionist, in all almost two dozen people both real and illusionary. Finally he meets The Guest, the ghost of the long dead great poet Fernando Pessoa. Part travelog, part autobiography, part fiction, and even a bit of a cookbook, Requiem becomes an homage to a country and its people, and a farewell to the past as the narrator lays claim to a literary forebear who, like himself, is an evasive and many-sided personality."Article| Antonio Tabucchi| Statement ..."

"English Poems"

♥ Book Title : English Poems
♣ Name Author : Fernando Pessoa
∞ Launching : 2014-01-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789898392442
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9898392444
⊕ Number Pages : Total 80 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Original English Poems from Fernando Pessoa. "The boy lay dead On the low couch, on whose denuded whole, To Hadrian's eyes, whose sorrow was a dread, The shadowy light of Death's eclipse was shed.""Article| Fernando Pessoa| Statement ..."

"The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa"

♥ Book Title : The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa
♣ Name Author : Fernando Pessoa
∞ Launching : 2007-12-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780802198501
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0802198503
⊕ Number Pages : Total 368 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Washington Post Book World has written that Fernando Pessoa was Portugal's greatest writer of the twentieth century [though] some critics would even leave off that last qualifying phrase and one of the most appealing European modernists, equal in command and range to his contemporaries Rilke and Mandelstam. The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001, spans playful philosophical inquiry, Platonic dialogue, and bitter intellectual scrapping between Pessoa and his many literary alter egos (heteronyms). The heteronyms launch movements and write manifestos, and one of them attempts to break up Pessoa's only known romantic relationship. Also included is a generous selection from Pessoa's masterpiece, The Book of Disquiet, freshly translated by Richard Zenith from newly discovered materials. The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa is an important record of a crucial part of the literary canon. Zenith's selection is beautifully translated, compact while appropriately diverse. — Benjamin Kunkel, Los Angeles Times [Pessoa] is one of those writers as addictive, and endearing, as Borges and Calvino. — Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World"Article| Fernando Pessoa| Statement ..."

"Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies"

♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies
♣ Name Author : Gaetana Marrone
∞ Launching : 2007
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1579583903
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781579583903
⊕ Number Pages : Total 1169 sheet
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"Adverse Genres in Fernando Pessoa"

♥ Book Title : Adverse Genres in Fernando Pessoa
♣ Name Author : K. David Jackson
∞ Launching : 2010-08-25
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0199741700
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780199741700
⊕ Number Pages : Total 288 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Poet, short-story writer, feverish inventor--Fernando Pessoa was one of the most innovative figures shaping European modernism. Known for a repertoire of works penned by multiple invented authors--which he termed heteronyms--the Portuguese writer gleefully subverted the notion of what it means to be an author. Adverse Genres in Fernando Pessoa offers an introduction to the fiction and the "profusion of selves" that populates the enigmatic author's uniquely imagined oeuvre. To guide readers through the eclectic work fashioned by Pessoa's heteronyms, K. David Jackson advances the idea of "adverse genres" revealing genre clashes to be fundamental to the author's paradoxical and contradictory corpus. Through the invented "coterie of authors," Pessoa inverted the usual relationships between form and content, authorship and text. In an inspired, paradoxical, and at times absurd mixing of cultural referents, Pessoa selected genres from the European tradition (Ricardo Reis's Horatian odes, ?lvaro de Campos's worship of Walt Whitman, Alberto Caeiro's pastoral and metaphysical verse, and Bernardo Soares's philosophical diary), into which he inserted incongruent contemporary ideas. By creating multiple layers of authorial anomaly Pessoa breathes the vitality of modernism into traditional historical genres, extending their expressive range. Through examinations of "A Very Original Dinner," the "Cancioneiro," love letters to Ophelia Queir?s, "The Adventure of the Anarchist Banker," Pessoa's collection of quatrains derived from Portuguese popular verse, the Book of Disquietude, and the major poetic heteronyms, Jackson enters the orbit of the artist who exchanged a normal life for a world of the imagination."Article| K. David Jackson| Statement ..."

"Translation Review"

♥ Book Title : Translation Review
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 1995
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015061170885
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
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"Antonio Tabucchi"

♥ Book Title : Antonio Tabucchi
♣ Name Author : Bruno Ferraro
∞ Launching : 1997
◊ Info ISBN Link : WISC:89059847590
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 224 sheet
♮ News id : 6pLzAAAAMAAJ

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