Embodying Pessoa: Corporeality, Gender, Sexuality by Anna Klobucka,Mark Sabine

By Anna Klobucka,Mark Sabine

he multifaceted and labyrinthine oeuvre of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) is amazing via having been written and released below greater than seventy varied names. those weren't mere pseudonyms, yet what Pessoa termed 'heteronyms,' absolutely discovered identities possessed not just of wildly divergent writing types and reviews, but in addition of special biographies. in lots of instances, their self sustaining existences prolonged to their booklet of letters and demanding readings of every other's works (and these of Pessoa 'himself').

Long acclaimed in continental Europe and Latin the US as a towering presence in literary modernism, Pessoa has extra lately began to obtain the eye of an English-speaking public. Embodying Pessoa responds to this new development of curiosity. The collection's twelve essays, preceded through a normal advent and grouped into 4 themed sections, practice various present interpretative types either to the extra typical canon of Pessoa's output, and to much less normal texts - in lots of situations only in the near past released. As a complete, this paintings diverges from conventional Pessoa feedback by way of attesting to the significance of corporeal physicality in his heteronymous test and to the prominence of representations of (gendered) sexuality in his work.

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