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One century later: what was Fernando Pessoa doing and writing in 1919?

January 30, 2019 4:53 pm

An important period in the life of Fernando Pessoa, the year of 1919 establishes, on an international context and particularly in Europe, the official cessation of the hostilities of the Great War (1915-1918), following the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June, a few days after Pessoa turned 31. Here is how the writer experienced that period and what he was writing precisely one century ago in Lisbon.   Political disquiet Although a peaceful solution had been reached for... View Article

FERNANDO PESSOA, THE DREAM AND THE JOURNEY: an interview with Paulo Borges

December 31, 2018 4:42 pm

Paulo Borges is one of the Portuguese philosophers who, in the 21st century, has paid more attention to the work of Fernando Pessoa, in order to probe into and interpret the deep, labyrinthine and surprising thought of one of the most universal Portuguese writers. Paulo Borges has dedicated nine books to Pessoa, some translated into other languages, as well as contributing to dozens of conferences, including one at the Lisbon Pessoa Hotel, entitled «Life as a Dream: Rereading The Book of Disquiet... View Article

5 (+1) websites to read and admire the work of Fernando Pessoa

November 30, 2018 4:24 pm

Here are five online resources of high quality, which are entirely free, where it is possible to read, admire and immerse oneself in the work of Fernando Pessoa. Here are the best websites where you can find the digitalized, organized, transcribed or edited texts of the most universal of Portuguese writers, to view, read and download. Pessoa´s work is incredibly vast: he left around 27,000 papers in a legendary chest, at the time of his death on November 30, 1935;... View Article

Fernando Pessoa and Film

November 8, 2018 6:22 pm

Pessoa’s body of work is a dream, a theater of heteronyms, or a “drama in people,” as he called it. One can say that all of this holds a cinematographic element given the predominance of imagination in Pessoa’s writings. Thus, the seventh art did not remain indifferent to the Portuguese genius, nor did he remain indifferent to the art. It’s worth getting to know more about Fernando Pessoa and cinematography. Films about Pessoa Without meaning to exhaust the topic, here... View Article

“Lisbon and Pessoa by Ten Spanish Artists” Exhibit

September 15, 2018 4:29 pm

An Homage to the Literary City Thirty-five works by Spanish artists, dedicated to interpreting and paying tribute to Fernando Pessoa and the Portuguese capital’s literary fascination, have arrived at the heart of Lisbon. From September 15 to November 15, the paintings will be on display at Lisboa Pessoa Hotel, freely accessible on floor 0, as well as at Mensagem – Restaurant & Panoramic Bar. The exhibited pieces explore both the intimate connection between Pessoa and Lisbon and the intrinsic poetry... View Article