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Writing obsessively in French, English, and Portuguese, Fernando Pessoa left a prodigious physique of labor, a lot of it lower than "heteronyms"—fully fleshed regulate egos with startlingly diversified types and issues of view. delivering a different sampling of all his most famed voices, this assortment gains poems that experience by no means prior to been translated along many initially composed in English. as well as such significant works as "Maritime Ode of Campos" and his Goethe-inspired Faust, written in clean verse, there are numerous beautiful poems that experience in simple terms come to gentle within the final 5 years. chosen and translated by way of major Pessoa pupil Richard Zenith, this is often the best advent on hand to the breadth of Pessoa’s genius.
* The translations are in line with the main authoritative variants, confirmed opposed to the unique manuscripts
* contains an advent discussing Pessoa, his paintings, and the phenomenon of "heteronymy" in addition to a chronology
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