Who is Fernando Pessoa

Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (Portuguese: [fɨɾˈnɐ̃du pɨˈsoɐ]; 13 June 1888 – 30 November 1935), commonly known as Fernando Pessoa, was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. He also wrote in and translated from English and French.

Pessoa was a prolific writer, and not only under his own name, for he dreamed up approximately seventy-five others. He did not call them pseudonyms because he felt that did not capture their true independent intellectual life and instead called them heteronyms. These imaginary figures sometimes held unpopular or extreme views.


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Fernando Pessoa Poems

  • Sonnet Xx
    When in the widening circle of rebirth
    To a new flesh my travelled soul shall come,
    And try again the unremembered earth
    With the old sadness for the immortal home, ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Fernando Pessoa

Earth 1 Strange 1 Thought 1 Black 1 Regret 1 Blind 1 Face 1 Sense 1 Small 1 Breath 1


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  • Nouveauzebre: fernando pessoa | i have more souls than one
  • Sunnydark101xx: books to give you hope: the book of disquiet by fernando pessoa
  • Quotebread: "the sea with an end can be greek or roman: the endless sea is portuguese." - fernando pessoa
  • Boiarski: "no intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.” – fernando pessoa
  • Momiramonika: it flows indecisive in the mist a beginning of existence completed before it is grasped ~ it is the meaning that exists in the breeze that is scarcely felt the essence of which consists in passing by, uncertainly ~ fernando pessoa foto: rodrigo ramos
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