Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (b. June 13,1888 in Lisbon, Portugal — d. November 30,1935 in the same city) was a poet and writer. Critic Harold Bloom referred to him in the book 'The Western Canon' as the most representative poet of the twentieth century, along with Pablo Neruda. Pessoa is unique as an author due to the prevalence of heteronyms in his writing, with few of his poems being signed by himself.
When Pessoa was five years old, his father died of tuberculosis. A year later, his brother also died and his widowed mother was remarried to the Portuguese consul in Durban, South Africa; the family moved to the city in 1896. The young Pessoa received his early education in... more »
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Livro Do Desassossego
This excerpt I took from one of Pessoa's beautiful works (cf. Title) , others you can read on my poesy website http: //vagheggiando.blogspot.com
Cada um de nós é varios, e muitos, é uma prolixidade de si mesmos.
Por isso aquele que despreza o ambiente não é o mesmo que dele se alega ou padece. Na vasta colónia do nosso ser há gente de muitas espécies, pensando e sentindo diferentemente.
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Each of us is several, is many, is a profusion of selves. So that the self who disdains his surroundings is not the same as the self who suffers or takes ...