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Selected poems (Edinburgh bilingual library) Hardcover – 1972

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  • Hardcover: 189 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press (1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292724020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292724020
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,313,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pessoa's poetry is not a factual product or a morbid secretion of neurosis, but a conquest by the poet... Therefore, reading Pessoa, it's not enough to stop at the word or intuitive content, but we must strive to capture as much of this same content as the author has succeeded in sublimating and purifying in the form given to the poetic word.

This edition presents a wide collection of poems translated from the original Portuguese, where each poem is characterized by its unique vision and style, depending on which pseudonym the poet conceals himself (i.e., Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis, Alvaro de Campos - or his real person). Pessoa's whole opus must be viewed in the perspective of the fight between the two principles of the human soul: the introvert, dominant in him, and the extrovert, which cannot be suppressed.

A memorable collection of tremendous sensuous force.
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The best Portuguese language poet of all times is also among the best in English. Excellent translation. It puts Pessoa in the same level as Eliot or Ginsberg!
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Pessoa is, alongside Neruda, one of the most important poets of the 20th century and it is a mystery why he remains largely unknown to most readers. Here you can find a good (albeit short) selection of his best work which is very competently translated from the original Portuguese. Not a comprehensive collection of his work but a good entry point into his tortured mind. Give it a try, I'm sure you won't regret it.

"What do I know of what I shall be, I who don't know who I am? Be whatever I think? But I think so many things!" - The Tobacconist's
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