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Pessoa, Fernando; Jackson, Kenneth David's Adverse genres in Fernando Pessoa PDF

By Pessoa, Fernando; Jackson, Kenneth David

ISBN-10: 0195391217

ISBN-13: 9780195391213

ISBN-10: 0199741700

ISBN-13: 9780199741700

Poet, short-story author, feverish inventor--Fernando Pessoa used to be essentially the most leading edge figures shaping ecu modernism. recognized for a repertoire of works penned by way of 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 advisor readers during the eclectic paintings shaped by means of Pessoa's heteronyms, okay. David Jackson advances the assumption of "adverse genres" revealing style clashes to be basic to the author's paradoxical and contradictory corpus. in the course of the invented "coterie of authors," Pessoa inverted the standard relationships among shape and content material, authorship and textual content. In an encouraged, paradoxical, and every now and then 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 principles. through developing a number of layers of authorial anomaly Pessoa breathes the power of modernism into conventional historic genres, extending their expressive variety.

Through examinations of "A Very unique Dinner," the "Cancioneiro," love letters to Ophelia Queirós, "The experience of the Anarchist Banker," Pessoa's selection of quatrains derived from Portuguese renowned verse, the publication of Disquietude, and the most important poetic heteronyms, Jackson enters the orbit of the artist who exchanged a typical existence for a global of the mind's eye

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64 And, ultimately, Pessoa foresees a poet who writes through difference, such as a dramatic poet writing lyric poetry. The supremely depersonalized poet, a category in which Pessoa places Shakespeare, has the right to create fictional characters with ideas and feeling opposed to those of their authors: “we shall have a poet who is various poets, a dramatic poet writing lyrical poetry [. ] without yet giving it the form of drama, neither explicitly or implicitly” (teremos um poeta que seja vários poetas, um poeta dramático escrevendo em poesia lírica [.

Indeed, Pessoa’s interest in historical genres is one of the foundations of his modernist aesthetic, confirmed in his return to classical themes and taste for archaic orthography, even while his use of the past is omnivorous and assimilative. 78 Rather than the presence or repetition of the past, his synchronic reference library of genres and authors is Pessoa’s comprehensive overview of all previous literature, folded into his own contemporary moment, so that its apotheosis corresponds with the present time of modernist writing.

85 Mirroring in structure the polemic paganism-Christianity in Pessoa is the attempted rewriting by the heteronyms, according to paganist principles, of what he thought to be a Western literature distorted by Christianity. In Caeiro’s Keeper of Sheep, there lurks without a doubt a philosophical, ethical, and religious wolf in sheep’s clothing. By inventing other selves, Pessoa was following both literary tradition and the convention of the day. There are predecessors in the play of authorship that underwrite Pessoa’s abandonment of self.

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