Pessoa, Fernando

(1888-1935)
   Portugal's most celebrated and talented modern poet and one of Europe's greatest 20th-century poets, whose works are now translated into many languages. Pessoa was born in Portugal but was raised and educated in South Africa, and for a period, English became almost his first language. He returned to Portugal at age 12, and wrote poetry from an early age. He wrote poetry and essays both in English and in Portuguese under various names. Beyond that unusual practice, Pessoa created different personalities with names such as Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis, Álvaro de Campos, and Bernardo Soares, his heteronyms. He became one of Europe's greatest modernist poets, although he did not publish much of his poetry in book form during his lifetime. His book Mensagem (Message), published in 1934 in Lisbon and receiving a government prize, appeared only a year before his premature death at age 47. Although he had published poems in scattered, ephemeral periodicals in Portugal, much of his writings remained unpublished, stored in a family trunk.

Historical dictionary of Portugal 3rd ed.. . 2014.

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  • Pessoa, Fernando António Nogueira — (13 jun. 1888, Lisboa, Portugal–30 nov. 1935, Lisboa). Poeta portugués. Mientras vivía en Sudáfrica, donde su padre era cónsul de Portugal, Pessoa aprendió a hablar el inglés con fluidez. A su regreso a Lisboa, trabajó como traductor mientras… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Pessoa, Fernando António Nogueira — born June 13, 1888, Lisbon, Port. died Nov. 30, 1935, Lisbon Portuguese poet. While living in South Africa, where his stepfather was Portugal s consul, Pessoa became fluent in English. On returning to Lisbon he worked as a translator while… …   Universalium

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  • Fernando Pessoa — Photo by Victoriano Braga (1914) Born Fernando António Nogueira de Seabra Pessoa June 13, 1888(1888 06 13) Lisbon, Portugal Died …   Wikipedia

  • Fernando Pessoa — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Retrato de Fernando Pessoa, por João Luiz Roth. Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (Lisboa, 13 de junio de 1888 Lisboa, 30 de noviembre de 1935), más conocido como Fernando Pessoa, es uno de los mayores poetas y… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Fernando Pessoa — (1888 1935) Fernando Pessoa [fɨɾˈnɐ̃du pɨˈsoɐ] (* 13. Juni 1888 in Lissabon; † 30. November 1935 ebenda), eigentlich Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa, war ein portugiesischer Dichter, Schriftsteller …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Pessoa — (Fernando) (1888 1935) poète portugais. Son oeuvre, publiée sous son nom et sous divers pseudonymes, domine la littérature contemporaine de son pays: Poésies d álvaro de Campos (posth., 1944) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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