Dreams of Dreams and the Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa

Author: Antonio Tabucchi

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872863682

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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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

Pessoa in an International Web

Influence and Innovation

Author: David G. Frier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351192930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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"Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) is Portugal's most celebrated poet of the twentieth century, who wrote under the guise of dozens of literary personalities, or heteronyms. As well as his poetry, however, his work is marked by a constantly inventive and innovative engagement with authors and literary traditions from an astonishing variety of sources, placing him firmly in the worldwide literary canon. The present volume brings together a number of experts at the forefront of Pessoa studies internationally, with chapters examining his literary relations with Italy, Spain, France, England and Portugal, as well as his contextualisation in relation to major philosophers such as Kant and Nietzsche. It features essays examining his work from a range of perspectives to complement the multi-faceted nature of Pessoa himself (psychoanalytical, philosophical, political and artistic) and it includes consideration of his prose masterpiece The Book of Disquiet , as well as of various aspects of his poetic oeuvre."

Embodying Pessoa

Corporeality, Gender, Sexuality

Author: Anna Klobucka,Mark Sabine

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802091989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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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.

America Besieged

Author: Michael Parenti

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872863385

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 5198

Essays offer a critical look at American politics, the undue influence of wealth, income disparity, and manipulation of the media

The Longman Anthology of World Literature

Author: David Damrosch

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321055361

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1158

View: 3701

*Damrosch, 0-321-05536-5, The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume F*?The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume F offers a fresh presentation of the varieties of world literature from the 20th Century. The editors of the anthology have sought to find economical ways to place texts within their cultural contexts, and have selected and grouped our materials in ways intended to foster connections and conversations across the anthology, between eras as well as regions. The anthology includes epic, lyric poetry, drama, and prose narrative, with many works in their entirety. Classic major authors are presented together with more recently recovered voices as the editors seek to suggest something of the full literary dialogue of each region and period. Engaging introductions, scholarly annotations, regional maps, pronunciation guides, and illustrations provide a supportive editorial setting. For anyone interested in world literature.

Voices of the Chicago eight

a generation on trial

Author: Ron Sossi,Tom Hayden,Frank Condon

Publisher: City Lights Publishers


Category: Drama

Page: 277

View: 4115

Transcripts from the explosive trial are paired with historic contextual writings to provide the "Essential Chicago Conspiracy Handbook."

Translation Review

Annotated books received supplement

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Translating and interpreting

Page: N.A

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The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa

Author: Fernando Pessoa

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802139146

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 1725

A single-volume celebration of the great Portuguese writer highlights the best of his fiction, drama, letters, and essays and includes newly translated selections from his masterful The Book of Disquiet. Reprint.

Träume von Träumen

Author: Antonio Tabucchi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423134224


Page: 89

View: 8170


Meaning of the Dream in Psychoanalysis, The

Three Thirteenth-Century Sufi Texts

Author: Rachel B. Blass

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791488837

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 8099

Offers scientific and philosophical support to the Freudian claim that dreams are meaningful and that their meanings can be discovered through dream interpretation.

Lissabonner Requiem

eine Halluzination

Author: Antonio Tabucchi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446201736


Page: 165

View: 7945


Antonio Tabucchi

a collection of essays

Author: Bruno Ferraro,Nicole Prunster

Publisher: N.A



Page: 224

View: 5907


The Book of Disquiet

Author: Fernando Pessoa

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141914041

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 5180

With its astounding hardcover reviews Richard Zenith's new complete translation of THE BOOK OF DISQUIET has now taken on a similar iconic status to ULYSSES, THE TRIAL or IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME as one of the greatest but also strangest modernist texts. An assembly of sometimes linked fragments, it is a mesmerising, haunting 'novel' without parallel in any other culture.


was der Tourist sehen sollte

Author: Fernando Pessoa (Lyriker)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783925203428


Page: 115

View: 8320