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By K. David Jackson

ISBN-10: 0195391217

ISBN-13: 9780195391213

Poet, short-story author, feverish inventor--Fernando Pessoa was once the most cutting edge figures shaping ecu modernism. recognized for a repertoire of works penned through a number of invented authors--which he termed heteronyms--the Portuguese author gleefully subverted the thought of what it ability to be an writer. Adverse Genres in Fernando Pessoa offers an advent to the fiction and the "profusion of selves" that populates the enigmatic author's uniquely imagined oeuvre.

To consultant readers throughout the eclectic paintings shaped through Pessoa's heteronyms, ok. David Jackson advances the belief of "adverse genres" revealing style clashes to be primary to the author's paradoxical and contradictory corpus. during the invented "coterie of authors," Pessoa inverted the standard relationships among shape and content material, authorship and textual content. In an encouraged, paradoxical, and from time to time absurd blending of cultural referents, Pessoa chosen genres from the eu culture (Ricardo Reis's Horatian odes, Álvaro de Campos's worship of Walt Whitman, Alberto Caeiro's pastoral and metaphysical verse, and Bernardo Soares's philosophical diary), into which he inserted incongruent modern rules. through growing a number of layers of authorial anomaly Pessoa breathes the power of modernism into conventional ancient genres, extending their expressive diversity.

Through examinations of "A Very unique Dinner," the "Cancioneiro," love letters to Ophelia Queirós, "The experience of the Anarchist Banker," Pessoa's number of quatrains derived from Portuguese renowned verse, the ebook of Disquietude, and the key poetic heteronyms, Jackson enters the orbit of the artist who exchanged a standard lifestyles for a global of the imagination.

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