This book locates the importance of Portugal's outstanding modernist poet and writer Fernando Pessoa in both a European and an international tradition. It evaluates the influence exerted on Pessoa's own work by his inheritance from earlier writers and thinkers in Portugal and elsewhere in Europe.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Pessoa/Pessoas? Part I: Before Pessoa: Observation and Affirmation 1. Nietzsche and the Super-Pessoa 2. António Mora and German Philosophy: Between Kant and Nietzsche 3. Pessoa, Shakespeare, Hamlet and the Heteronyms: Studies in Neurosis 4. Masters and Spectres: Pessoa's Haunts 5. Going Nowhere in Voyage autour de ma chambre and 'Viagem Nunca Feita' Part II: Pessoa and His Contemporaries: Tracing Possible Identities for the Self 6. Ode Triunfal' with a Breakdown at the End 7. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Unamuno, Bernardo Soares and the Literary Gaze 8. Representing Pessoa 9. Saramago's 'Other' Pessoas and 'Pessoan' Others: Heteronymic Creation and the Ethics of Alterity 10. Tabucchi's Pessoa: A Legacy Repaid?