Selected Poems : with New Supplement, Paperback

Selected Poems : with New Supplement Paperback

Edited by Jonathan Griffin

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



The writing of Fernando Pessoa reveals a mind shaken by intense inner suffering.

In these poems he adopted four separate personae: Alberto Caeiro, Alvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis and himself, using them to express 'great swarms of thought and feeling'.

While each personae has its own poetic identity, together they convey a sense of ambivalence and consolidate a striving for completeness.

Dramatic, lyrical, Christian, pagan, old and modern, Pessoa's poets and poetry contribute to the 'mysterious importance of existence'.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780141184333



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