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 was once some of the most cutting edge figures shaping eu modernism. recognized for a repertoire of works penned by means of a number of invented authors--which he termed heteronyms--the Portuguese author gleefully subverted the inspiration of what it skill 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 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 primary to the author's paradoxical and contradictory corpus. throughout the invented "coterie of authors," Pessoa inverted the standard relationships among shape and content material, authorship and textual content. In an encouraged, paradoxical, and 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 growing a number of layers of authorial anomaly Pessoa breathes the energy of modernism into conventional old 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 number of quatrains derived from Portuguese renowned verse, the booklet of Disquietude, and the main poetic heteronyms, Jackson enters the orbit of the artist who exchanged an ordinary lifestyles for a global of the mind's eye

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Since Mozart’s stylistic manipulations are always subtle, “handled with the utmost sophistication and eloquence,” they never seem academic or misplaced. ”75 In comparable fashion, Pessoa’s heteronyms alter the gesture and syntax of the genres in which they write, while relying both on norms and the standard expectations of readers. Three main strategies that he uses to reconstitute genre are displacement of gestures (bucolism to nihilism, song to interior monologue, metaphor to metonymy), suppression of individual authorship, and change in meaning through a sense of belatedness and cultural repetition.

It is the same universally recognized silhouette of the author that the Portuguese modernist Almada Negreiros painted in 1954 (“Reading Orpheu” / Lendo Orpheu)102 against a background of colored tiles, sitting in formal attire at a coffeehouse table in Lisbon with a demitasse, a copy of ORPHEU 2, hat, glasses, cigarette, fountain pen, and paper. 1 Cannibal Rituals Cultural Primitivism in “A Very Original Dinner” Of the seven short stories assembled in his archive under the rubric “Stories of Rationality” [Contos de Raciocínio], Pessoa published only one, “The Anarchist Banker” [“O Banqueiro Anarquista”] in the first number of the journal Contemporânea in May, 1922.

But no, that is not it; it is as I have said. As you see it is much more original. ” Prosit’s disquisition has a secondary meaning, in that his idea of what is original introduces a lightly veiled definition of what avant-garde originality means to Pessoa; it stands as a guideline to the labyrinthine, paradoxical, and impenetrable world that he constructed. Prosit is parodied by the narrator not only for his single-minded interest in gastronomy alone, but for his repetition, via Schopenhauer, that the way to maintain the value of gastronomy is through the dynamic of perpetual revolution, or preservation by destruction.

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