Selected Poems of Fernando Pessoa

by Fernando Pessoa


Selected Poems of Fernando Pessoa | 9780141184333 | Fernando Pessoa

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Published:30/11/2000 by Penguin Books Ltd


The writing of Fernando Pessoa reveals a mind shaken by intense inner suffering. In these poems he adopted four separate personae: Alberto Caeiro, Alvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis and himself, using them to express ‘great swarms of thought and feeling’. While each personae has its own poetic identity, together they convey a sense of ambivalence and consolidate a striving for completeness. Dramatic, lyrical, Christian, pagan, old and modern, Pessoa’s poets and poetry contribute to the ‘mysterious importance of existence’.