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The Collected Poems of Alvaro De Campos Books

  • Autor: Fernando Pessoa
  • Editor: Shearsman Books
  • Relaese Date: 15 July 2009
  • ISBN: 1905700253
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 198 pages
  • File Size: 58MB
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Description The Collected Poems of Alvaro De Campos de Fernando Pessoa:

Alvaro de Campos, along with Ricardo Reis and Alberto Caeiro is one of Pessoa's most important poetic heteronyms and, like these fellow fictitious poets, made his first appearance in 1914. He was also something of a public figure, his essays and reviews frequently appearing in Portuguese periodicals. According to Pessoa, Campos was born in the Algarve in 1890, studied naval engineering in Glasgow, was widely travelled, and lived for a number of years in England, working as an engineer. In later life he returned to live in Lisbon. His poetry, especially the earlier work, celebrates the modern world and the machine age, and marks the eruption of futurism into Portuguese poetry. This 2nd volume of the collected edition offers the latter part of Campos' output. Volume 1, covering the earlier work - making this the first-ever collected edition of Campos' work in English - will appear in early 2010. Fernando Pessoa is one of the great poets of the 20th Century, and is still something of a mystery to readers outside Portugal and Brazil, where his work has been elevated to classic status. Most puzzling for his readers, perhaps, is the fact that Pessoa wrote under a series of of other names - heteronyms, as he called them - and confusingly also under the 'orthonym' Fernando Pessoa, who is not the same person as the man born with that name. The major poetic heteronyms are Caeiro, Campos and Ricardo Reis, but Pessoa had a whole range of others: journalists, prose-writers, essayists, as well as two English poets in the form of Charles Robert Anon and Alexander Search, heteronyms used by Pessoa before the break-through year of 1914, when Reis, Caeiro and Campos all came into existence. Little of his work was published in book form during his lifetime: two slim volumes of English verse and the mature collection Mensagem (Message), but he left a trunk full of manuscripts and fragments - some 25,000 all told - and these have been mined by scholars ever since.

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