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Fernando Pessoas Modernity Without Frontiers: Influences, Dialogues, Responses Mariana Gray Castro

Fernando Pessoas Modernity Without Frontiers: Influences, Dialogues, Responses

Mariana Gray Castro

Published August 15th 2013
ISBN : 9781299738973
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266 pages
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 About the Book 

Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa claimed that he did not evolve, but rather travelled. This book provides a state of the art panorama of Pessoas literary travels, particularly in the English-speaking world. Its eighteen short, jargon-free essaysMorePortuguese writer Fernando Pessoa claimed that he did not evolve, but rather travelled. This book provides a state of the art panorama of Pessoas literary travels, particularly in the English-speaking world. Its eighteen short, jargon-free essays were written by the most distinguished Pessoa scholars across the globe. They explore the influence on Pessoas 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 Pessoas 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to the haunting prose of The Book of Disquiet, from esoteric writings to personal letters, from reading notes to unpublished texts. Fernando Pessoas Modernity Without Frontiers is a valuable introduction to this multifaceted modern master, intended for both students of modern literature and general readers interested in one of its major figures.