Selected Poems 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
- Publication Date: 28/11/2000
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780141184333