The Presence of Pessoa: English, American, and Southern African Literary Responses (Studies in Romance Languages)

The Presence of Pessoa: English, American, and Southern African Literary Responses (Studies in Romance Languages)

George Monteiro


Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) may be the main attractive of the nice Western modernists of this century. Born in Portugal yet raised and informed in southern Africa, Pessoa wrote poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

George Monteiro offers refreshingly new interpretations of Pessoa's Mensagem (Message) and the modernist novella 0 Banqueiro Anarquista (The Anarchist Banker). yet he's essentially drawn to tracing Pessoa's effect on a variety of modern writers.

Among these Monteiro unearths placing Pessoa's paintings to their very own surprising―and occasionally comic―uses are Joyce Carol Oates, Allen Ginsberg, John Wain, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and past poets together with Thomas Merton, Edouard Roditi, and Roy Campbell. moreover, the full textual content of Campbell's pioneering biocritical research of Pessoa is released right here for the 1st time.

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