Fernando Pessoa : The Bilingual Portuguese Poet

A Critical Study of " The Mad Fiddler

The purpose of this book is to shed light on the rather unexplored " English facet " of Fernando Pessoa, considered one of the major Portuguese poets of the twentieth century. The originality of this study also lies in its extensive use of unpublished... Lees verder

The purpose of this book is to shed light on the rather unexplored "English facet" of Fernando Pessoa, considered one of the major Portuguese poets of the twentieth century. The originality of this study also lies in its extensive use of unpublished documents. Out of the bulk of Pessoa's English writings, The Mad Fiddler has been selected; it offers not only poems of better quality than most of his writings in English but it also has the advantage of being a complete and coherent suite of " mystical " poems.
A systematic comparative study of the themes in The Mad Fiddler and in the poems by the four Portuguese heteronyms reveals a claer continuity and shows that Pessoa's bilingual Poetry is based on his main ontological quest, which he tried to solve by means of his dramatic scattering into " masks ".
After this comparative analysis, the individuality of The Mad Fiddler is defined. Following an overwiew of the unpublished English writings found in the Pessoan legacy, The Mad Fiddler is analysed by means of Pessoa's own unpublished comments. An investigation of Pessoa's private French library and of his un published Literary Appreciations proves how fully he understood the impact of Symbolism on the evolution of Modern Art. The Mad Fiddler could indeed be viewed as an English echo of Pessoa's interest in modern trends in Literature and as a kind of " English microcosm " of Pessoa's aesthetic theory.

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Uitgever
Presses de l'Université Saint-Louis
Auteur
Anne Terlinden,
Collectie
Travaux et Recherches
Taal
Engels
Categorie uitgever
> Filosofie, letteren, taalkunde en geschiedenis > Talen, taalwetenschap en letterkunde > Engels
Categorie uitgever
> Filosofie, letteren, taalkunde en geschiedenis > Talen, taalwetenschap en letterkunde > Romaanse talen
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
Voor het eerst gepubliceerd
1990
Type werk
Monografie

Paperback


Publicatie datum
01 januari 1990
ISBN-13
9782802800750
Omvang
Aantal pagina's hoofdinhoud : 235
Code
9782802800750
Gewicht
351 grams
Aanbevolen verkoopprijs
12,39 €
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Version 2.1, Version 3

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