Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes original research related to the literatures and cultures of the diverse communities of the Portuguese-speaking world from a broad range of academic, critical and theoretical approaches.
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 28
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 28
Fernando Pessoa as English Reader and Writer
Guest editor: Patricio Ferrari & Jerónimo Pizarro

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2014 . 296 pp. 51 illus . 6 x 9"
Literary Criticism - Spanish & Portuguese

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-65-8


A collection of scholarly essays dedicated to Fernando Pessoa as English reader and writer including unpublished materiafrom the author’s archive and private library

With Pessoa’s digitized private library online, the importance of English to Pessoa has become indisputable, particularly in his formative years: numerous English authors served as the bedrock from which his poetic sensibility emerged, developed and soared. In fact, a significant amount of Pessoa’s writings in English and in Portuguese (including those attributed to his heteronyms and/or to other literary personae) were greatly informed by these (his) original sources. Fernando Pessoa as English Reader and Writer provides ample evidence of his fruitful, lifelong relationship with the English language.

In addition to its thematic focus, this latest volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies features sections dedicated to unpublished materials, new transcriptions of texts Pessoa originally wrote in English and verse translations by Pessoa into Portuguese. Contributors to this volume include George Monteiro, Patricia Silva McNeill, Richard Zenith, and Stefan Helgesson.

The Collection