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Author Pessoa, Fernando, 1888-1935.

Uniform Title Educac„o do estoico. English
Title The education of the stoic : the only manuscript of the Baron of Teive / by Fernando Pessoa ; edited & translated by Richard Zenith ; preface by Francoise Laye ; afterwords by Antonio Tabucchi & Richard Zenith.

Imprint Cambridge, MA : Exact Change ; New York, NY : distr. by D.A.P., 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  869.441 P439e 2005    ---  Available
Description xii, 81 p. ; 21 cm.
Language Translated from the Portuguese.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-81).
Contents About the Baron of Teive / by Francoise Laye -- About this edition / by Richard Zenith -- The Education of the stoic -- Appendix. The Duel -- Three pessimists -- Leopardi -- In the garden of Epictetus -- The Man from Porlock -- The Impersonation of a stoic / by Antonio Tabucchi -- Postmortem / Richard Zenith.
Summary Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) was a multitude of writers: his works were composed by "heteronyms," alter egos with distinct biographies, ideologies, influences, even horoscopes. The Education of the Stoic is the only work left by the Baron of Teive, who having destroyed all his previous attempts at literary creation, and about to destroy himself, explains "the impossibility of producing superior art." The baron's manuscript is found in a hotel room drawer, not unlike editor and translator Richard Zenith's own discovery, while conducting research in the Pessoa archives, of a small black notebook whose contents had never been transcribed. In it he found the missing pieces of this short but trenchant complement to Pessoa's major prose work, The Book of Disquiet. Pessoa himself noted that despite their dialectical differences, the middle-class author of The Book of Disquiet (assistant bookkeeper Bernardo Soares) and the aristocrat Teive, "are two instances of the very same phenomenon--an inability to adapt to real life."
Subject Pessimism.
Civilization, Modern.
Arts, Modern.
Portuguese literature -- Essays.
Added Author Zenith, Richard.
ISBN 1878972405

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