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Published: 14 October 2010

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780195391213

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Adverse Genres in Fernando Pessoa

K. David Jackson

  • Presents a new theory of 'adverse genres' to guide readers and scholars through Pessoa's oeuvre.
  • Treats ten different kinds of works, from short stories to love letters to the celebrated coterie of authors through whom Pessoa wrote.
  • Provides an in-depth discussion of Pessoa's relationship to the work of Walt Whitman
  • Documents Pessoa's reliance on specific literary sources for his multi-faceted works, particularly his play 'The Mariner' and the 'Book of Disquietude.'