Twenty poems from Fernando Pessoa

Pessoa, Fernando (1888–1935), translated by Kline, A. S. (contact-email)

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Twenty poems in translation from the Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (1888–1935). Pessoa was a seminal figure in 20th-century literature, contributing significantly to Portuguese poetry. He was also a writer, critic, translator, publisher, and philosopher. He was adept in English and French, employing them alongside Portuguese in his writings. Pessoa crafted approximately seventy-five heteronyms, such as Alberto Caeiro, Álvaro de Campos, and Ricardo Reis, which were more than pseudonyms, each with unique biographical and philosophical attributes. These facilitated the exploration of diverse, often contentious ideas, enhancing the range and depth of his literary expression.

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Kline, A. S.

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