Fernando Pessoa "The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa" (tr. by Richard Zenith)

"When we read, we stop living. Let that be your attitude. Stop living, and read. What's life?"
- Fernando Pessoa


『The Selected Prose of
Fernando Pessoa』
 
Edited and Translated by Richard Zenith

Grove Press, New York, 2001
xxi, 342p, 21x14cm, paperback



英語版フェルナンド・ペソア散文選集。ペソアの散文は戯曲・小説・エッセイ・評論・諷刺・日記・手紙・自伝などさまざまなジャンルにわたり、ポルトガル語・英語・フランス語の三ヶ国語で書かれ、さらに〈著者〉として多数の別人格 literary personas (異名者 heteronym)が使い分けられているので、なかなかややこしいです。本書はペソアの全体像が見わたせるようにいくつかのセクションに分けられ、セクションごとに編訳者による解説が付されています。


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Contents:

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Fernando Pessoa the Man and Poet
Fernando Pessoa, Prose Writer
Fernando Pessoa, English Writer
About This Edition
Thanks

ASPECTS

THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN AND HETERONYM
Introduction
"I was a poet animated by philosophy..."
"The artist must be born beautiful..."
"I have always had in consideration..."
Three Prose Fragments (Charles Robert Anon)
 "Ten thousand times my heart broke..."
 "I saw the little children..."
 "I, Charles Robert Anon..."
"I am tired of confiding in myself..."
[An Unsent Letter to Clifford Geerdts] (Faustino Antunes)
Two Prose Fragments (Alexander Search)
 "Bond entered into by Alexander Search..."
 "No soul more loving or tender..."
Rule of Life

THE MARINER
Introduction
The Mariner - A Static Drama in One Act To Fernando Pessoa (Alvaro de Campos)

THE MASTER AND HIS DISCIPLES
Introduction
Notes for the Memory of My Master Caeiro (Alvaro de Campos)
from: Translator's Preface to the Poems of Alberto Caeiro (Thomas Crosse)
[On Alvaro de Campos] (I.I. Crosse)
[On the Work of Ricardo Reis] (Frederico Reis)

SENSATIONISM AND OTHER ISMS
Introduction
Preface to an Anthology of the Portuguese Sensationists (Thomas Crosse)
"All sensations are good..."
[Intersectionist] Manifesto
Sensationism

ULTIMTUM (ALVARO DE CAMPOS)
Translator's Preface to Ultimatum (Thomas Crosse?)
Ultimatum
from: "What Is Metaphysics?" (Alvaro de Campos)

LETTER TO MARIO DE SA-CARNEIRO

RIDDLE OF THE STARS
Introduction
[Letter to His Aunt Anica]
[30 Astral Communications] (Henry More, Wardour, Voodooist, etc.)
from : Essay on Initiation
Treatise on Negation (Raphael Baldaya)

LETTER TO TWO FRENCH MAGNETISTS
SELECTED LETTERS TO OPHELIA QUEIROZ
[Phase 1: Pessoa in Love?] (March-November 1920)
[Phase 2: Pessoa Insane?] (September-October 1929)

NEOPAGANISM
from: The Return of the Gods (Antonio Mora)
 "Without yet going into the metaphysical foundations..."
 "Humanitarianism is the last bulwark..."
 "Only now can we fully understand..."
 "We are not really neopagans..."
from: Preface to the Complete Poems of Alberto Caeiro (Ricardo Reis)
 "The work of Caeiro represents the total reconstruction..."
 "When I once had occasion..."
 "Alberto Caeiro is more pagan than paganism..."
 "For modern pagans, as exiles..."

PORTUGAL AND THE FIFTH EMPIRE
Introduction
1. "Any Empire not founded on the Spiritual Empire..."
2. "The Fifth Empire. The future of Portugal..."
3. "The promise of the Fifth Empire..."
4. "Only one kind of propaganda can raise the morale..."
5. "What, basically, is Sebastianism?"
6. "To justify its present-day ambition..."
7. "An imperialism of grammarians?"
8. "A foggy morning."

THE ANARCHIST BANKER

PESSOA ON MILLIONAIRES
from: An Essay on Millionaires and Their Ways
from: American Millionaires

ENVIRONMENT (ALVARO DE CAMPOS)

[SELF-DEFINITION]

EROSTRATUS: THE SEARCH FOR IMMORTALITY
Introduction
from: Erostratus

ON THE LITERARY ART AND ITS ARTISTS
[The Task of Modern Poetry]
Shakespeare
[On Blank Verse and Paradise Lost]
from: Charles Dickens - Pickwick Papers
from: Concerning Oscar Wilde
[The Art of James Joyce]
[The Art of Translation]

FROM ESSAY ON POETRY (PROFESSOR JONES)

FROM FRANCE IN 1950 (JEAN SEUL DE MÉLUERT)

RANDOM NOTES AND EPIGRAMS

TWO LETTERS TO JOAO GASPAR SIMOES
[Letter of 11 December 1931]
[Letter of 28 July 1932]

THREE LETTERS TO ADOLFO CASAIS MONTEIRO
[Letter of 11 January 1930]
[Letter of 13 January 1935]
[Another Version of the Genesis of the Heteronyms]
[Letter of 20 January 1935]

THE BOOK OF DISQUIET (BERNARDO SOARES)
Introduction
from: The Book of Disquiet

FROM THE EDUCATION OF THE STOIC (BARON OF TEIVE)

FROM THE PREFACE TO FICTIONS OF THE INTERLUDE

LETTER FROM A HUNCHBACK GIRL TO A METALWORKER (MARIA JOSÉ)

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY




◆本書より◆


「Random Notes and Epigrams」より:

「There are no norms. All people are exceptions to a rule that doesn't exist.」

「Total aristocratization = anarchy. Individualism has its limits. Some people cannot be individualized.」

「Evil is everywhere on earth, and one of its forms is happiness.」

「Be plural like the universe!」



「Three Letters to Adolfo Casais Monteiro」より:

「Ever since I was a child, it has been my tendency to create around me a fictitious world, to surround myself with friends and acquaintances that never existed.」





























































































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