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Book The Book of Disquiet

    Book Details:
  • Author : Fernando Pessoa
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2010-12-09
  • ISBN : 1847652379
  • Pages : 356 pages

Download or read book The Book of Disquiet written by Fernando Pessoa and published by Profile Books. This book was released on 2010-12-09 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sitting at his desk, Bernardo Soares imagined himself free forever of Rua dos Douradores, of his boss Vasques, of Moreira the book-keeper, of all the other employees, the errand boy, the post boy, even the cat. But if he left them all tomorrow and discarded the suit of clothes he wears, what else would he do? Because he would have to do something. And what suit would he wear? Because he would have to wear another suit. A self-deprecating reflection on the sheer distance between the loftiness of his feelings and the humdrum reality of his life, The Book of Disquiet is a classic of existentialist literature.

Book The Book of Disquiet

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  • Author : Fernando Pessoa
  • Publisher : Serpent's Tail
  • Release : 2017-08-17
  • ISBN : 1782833560
  • Pages : 625 pages

Download or read book The Book of Disquiet written by Fernando Pessoa and published by Serpent's Tail. This book was released on 2017-08-17 with total page 625 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Book of Disquiet is one of the great literary works of the twentieth century. Written over the course of Fernando Pessoa's life, it was first published in 1982, pieced together from the thousands of individual manuscript pages left behind by Pessoa after his death in 1935. Now this fragmentary modernist masterpiece appears in a major new edition that unites Margaret Jull Costa's celebrated translation with the most complete version of the text ever produced. It is presented here, for the first time in English, by order of original composition, and accompanied by facsimiles of the original manuscript. Narrated principally by an assistant bookkeeper named Bernardo Soares - an alias of sorts for Pessoa himself - The Book of Disquiet is 'the autobiobraphy of someone who never existed', a mosaic of dreams, of hope and despair; a hymn to the streets and cafs of 1930s Lisbon, and an extraordinary record of the inner life of one of the century's most important writers. This new edition represents the most complete vision of Pessoa's genius.

Book Embodying Pessoa

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  • Author : Anna Klobucka
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • ISBN : 0802091989
  • Pages : 321 pages

Download or read book Embodying Pessoa written by Anna Klobucka and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa

Download or read book The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa written by Fernando Pessoa and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A selection of prose by “Portugal’s greatest writer of the twentieth century . . . as addictive, and endearing, as Borges and Calvino” (The Washington Post Book World). Building on the wonderful Fernando Pessoa & Co.: Selected Poems, which was acclaimed by Booklist as “a beautiful one-volume course in the soul of the twentieth century,” translator Richard Zenith has now edited and translated selections from Pessoa’s prose, offering a second volume of this forgotten master’s flights of imagination and melancholy wit. Though known primarily as a poet, Pessoa wrote prose in several languages and every genre—the novel, short stories, letters, and essays. The pieces collected here span intellectual inquiry, Platonic dialogue, and literary rivalries between Pessoa’s many alter egos—a diverse cast of literary voices he called ‘heteronyms’—who launch movements and write manifestos. There are appreciations of Shakespeare, Dickens, Wilde, and Joyce; critical essays in which one heteronym derides the work of another; experiments with automatic writing; and works that toy with the occult. Also included is a generous selection from Pessoa’s masterpiece, The Book of Disquiet, freshly translated by Richard Zenith from newly discovered materials. Fernando Pessoa was one of the greatest exponents of modernism. The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa is an important contribution to literature that brings back to life a forgotten but crucial part of the canon.

Book The Book of Disquietude

Download or read book The Book of Disquietude written by Fernando Pessoa and published by Carcanet Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the factless autobiography of Bernardo Soares, one of the 72 literary personae or heteronyms with which Fernando Pessoa created the theatre of himself. Conceived in 1916, Soares is, Pessoa declares, 'a multiation' of his own personality. The circular text returns again and again to a protagonist desperate to find out who he is.

Book The absurd in literature

Download or read book The absurd in literature written by Neil Cornwell and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2013-07-19 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Neil Cornwell's study, while endeavouring to present an historical survey of absurdist literature and its forbears, does not aspire to being an exhaustive history of absurdism. Rather, it pauses on certain historical moments, artistic movements, literary figures and selected works, before moving on to discuss four key writers: Daniil Kharms, Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien. The absurd in literature will be of compelling interest to a considerable range of students of comparative, European (including Russian and Central European) and English literatures (British Isles and American) – as well as those more concerned with theatre studies, the avant-garde and the history of ideas (including humour theory). It should also have a wide appeal to the enthusiastic general reader.

Book The Book of Disquiet

Download or read book The Book of Disquiet written by Fernando Pessoa and published by . This book was released on 1998 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By Fernando Pessoa. Translated and with an Introduction by Alfred Mac Adam.

Book Homenagem a Alexandrino Severino

Download or read book Homenagem a Alexandrino Severino written by Margo Milleret and published by Host Publications, Inc.. This book was released on 1993 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alexandrino Severino helped make the Portugese department at Vanderbilt University one of the best in the nation. His life and work took him to four continents on both sides of the Atlantic world. In addition to seminal books on Fernando Pessoa, Severino published articles on a wide array of topics from language teaching to English literature. This volume of essays is a tribute to a scholar who not only shaped his field of study, but all the people who came into contact with him.

Book The Book of Disquiet

Download or read book The Book of Disquiet written by Fernando Pessoa and published by London : Quartet Encounters. This book was released on 1991 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Modernism Today

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  • Author : Sjef Houppermans
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2013-10-25
  • ISBN : 9401209952
  • Pages : 283 pages

Download or read book Modernism Today written by Sjef Houppermans and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2013-10-25 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book manifests at least four recent shifts and tendencies within Modernist studies in general that point at the expansion of this increasingly interdisciplinary field. First, Modernist studies has seen a temporal expansion, to the extent that scholars in the field have come to turn to both the pre- and posterior history of Modernism. Second, the field has witnessed a spatial expansion, in that increasingly so researchers have also come to scrutinize the Modernisms of regions at the fringes of Europe, and beyond. Thirdly, a vertical expansion too has marked Modernist studies in recent decades, not only by further expanding the canon of women writers and exploring the continuum between high- and lowbrow, but also by looking at the artistic and mediatized hierarchies and cross-fertilizations operative in the period. A fourth conceptual expansion of the field shows that whereas concepts such as “middlebrow”, “arrière-garde”, and to some extent even “avant-garde”, were once exotic notions of at best marginal importance in European Modernist studies, they now form part and parcel of the field, complicating and expanding it conceptually.

Book Literary Simulation and the Digital Humanities

Download or read book Literary Simulation and the Digital Humanities written by Manuel Portela and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-02-10 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can we use digital media to understand reading, editing, and writing as literary processes? How can we design the digital medium in a way that goes beyond the printed codex? This book is an attempt to answer those fundamental questions by bringing together a new theory of literary studies with a highly dynamic digital environment. Using the digital archive of the modernist masterpiece Book of Disquiet, by the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), as case study and site for simulation and practical experiment, Literary Simulation and the Digital Humanities demonstrates how computational approaches to texts can fully engage with the complexities of contemporary literary theory. Manuel Portela marshals a unique combination of theoretical speculation, literary analysis, and human imagination in what amounts to a significant critical intervention and a key advance in the use of digital methods to rethink the processes of reading and writing literature. The foregrounding of the foundational practices of reading, editing, and writing will be relevant for several fields, including literary studies, scholarly editing, software studies, and digital humanities.

Book Fernando Pessoa and Philosophy

Download or read book Fernando Pessoa and Philosophy written by Bartholomew Ryan and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 447 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This pioneering volume, for the first time, explores the extraordinary Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa and his relationship to philosophy.

Book Narrative and Self Understanding

Download or read book Narrative and Self Understanding written by Garry L. Hagberg and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-11-15 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This exciting new edited collection bridges the gap between narrative and self-understanding. The problem of self-knowledge is of universal interest; the nature or character of its achievement has been one continuing thread in our philosophical tradition for millennia. Likewise the nature of storytelling, the assembly of individual parts of a potential story into a coherent narrative structure, has been central to the study of literature. But how do we gain knowledge from an artform that is by definition fictional, by definition not a matter of ascertained fact, as this applies to the understanding of our lives? When we see ourselves in the mimetic mirror of literature, what we see may not just be a matter of identifying with a single protagonist, but also a matter of recognizing long-form structures, long-arc narrative shapes that give a place to – and thus make sense of – the individual bits of experience that we place into those structures. But of course at precisely this juncture a question arises: do we make that sense, or do we discover it? The twelve chapters brought together here lucidly and steadily reveal how the matters at hand are far more intricate and interesting than any such dichotomy could accommodate. This is a book that investigates the ways in which life and literature speak to each other.

Book PEN America 14  The Good Books

Download or read book PEN America 14 The Good Books written by and published by PEN American Center. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Virtual Subjects  Fugitive Selves

Download or read book Virtual Subjects Fugitive Selves written by Jonardon Ganeri and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2021-01-19 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores philosophical themes to do with self and subjectivity from the work of the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa, best known for the uncategorizable collection of fragmentary writings, in various personae, published as The Book of Disquiet in 1982, forty-seven years after the author's death.

Book Cities and Literature

Download or read book Cities and Literature written by Malcolm Miles and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-08-17 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a critical introduction to the relation between cities and literature (fiction, poetry and literary criticism) from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. It examines examples of writing from Europe, North America and post-colonial countries, juxtaposed with key ideas from urban cultural and critical theories. Cities and Literature shows how literature frames real and imagined constructs and experiences of cities. Arranged thematically each chapter offers a narrative which introduces a number of key thinkers and writers whose vision illuminates the prevailing idea of the city at the time. The themes are extended or challenged by boxed cases of specific texts or images accompanied by short critical commentaries; the structure provides readers with a map of the terrain enabling connections across time and place within manageable limits, and offers elements of critical discussion to serve a growing number of university courses which involve the intersections of cities and literature. This volume offers access to literature from an urban perspective for the social sciences, and access to urbanism from a literary viewpoint. It is an excellent resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of urban studies and English literature, planning, cultural and human geographies, architecture, cultural studies and cultural policy.

Book Fernando Pessoa

Download or read book Fernando Pessoa written by Dr Jerónimo Pizarro and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2020-07-10 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Critical Introduction proposes a new didactic and dynamic way of reading the great twentieth-century poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935). The aim is to present a holistic vision of this complex poet, promoting his literary geniality in order to better understand his orthonymic-heteronymic poetry. A guiding motif is Pessoa's own Be as plural as the universe. In leading the reader through the poet's published literary work, Jerónimo Pizarro allows an intimate perspective, alongside an academic one, to better understand the workings of Pessoa's mind and life. Discussion centres on the dilemmas an editor faces when editing posthumously. A prime question revolves around the genesis of Pessoa's heteronyms and orthonyms. Understanding is revealed by a critical perspective on the unity that exists in all of Pessoa's literary work. Interpretations of the poems; explanation of the profundity of The Book of Disquiet; and his isms of Paulism, Caeirism, Intersectionism and Cessationism, are discussed and analysed. The issue of Pessoa's astrological predictions his birth year and the effects of this event on Portuguese national history is debated. A chapter is devoted to the effect that translating Omar Khayyám's Rubáiyát had on the poet. The work contains eleven texts written by Pessoa in English (including an autobiographical note from 1935), a substantive dual language bibliography, and is highly illustrated with facsimiles of the poet's own written material. A Critical Introduction is essential reading for all scholars and students of Pessoa's literary output and life circumstances. The work has been written to appeal to cultural studies (arts and aesthetics) enthusiasts in general at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, but given the engagement of new critical material it also provides a structured resource for future research.