Thursday, March 31

Passoa's Trunk - 13+ ways of looking at a poem

"When Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa (1888 - 1935) passed away, he left a trunk containing some 25,426 items — a vast collection of poems, fragments, letters, journals. These pieces were ascribed to a variety of writers — Bernardo Soares, Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis, and Álvaro de Campos among them — for Pessoa had created a number of assumed identities over the course of his literary career. To adapt a comment by American critic and poet John Hollander, if Pessoa had never existed the World Wide Web would have invented him — for this fluid, hypertextual medium is so suitable to one who expressed himself through such a variety of personalities. This web site, 'Pessoa's Trunk,' is an attempt to apply the tools of the web to the appreciation of Pessoa's writing and life. —Marc Weidenbaum"
disquiet - "Autopsicografia" By Fernando Pessoa
disquiet - "Autopsicografia" ii By Fernando Pessoa
disquiet - "Tudo quanto"

2008 March: Fernando Pessoa, 2012 October: The Book of Disquiet, 2012 November: Fernando Pessoa and Co.: Selected Poems, 2014 May: Aspects by Fernando Pessoa.